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“Good Atmosphere great value” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Istanbul Cafe

Istanbul Cafe
156 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
385-4998
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Ranked #235 of 630 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Atmosphere great value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Personally like dining here, cool little place for a decent meal. Does have weekly specials which are handy. Love Turkish food and they are always good serving sizes for the prices! Love how they also have live belly dancers for atmosphere!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“bland and tasteless”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

the food was so bland and tasteless and even slightly cold. Best part of the meal was the garnishing, service was extreamly rushed and uninviting. The food was over priced and certainly not the same great istanbul cafe that i remember - will sadly not be returning !

Visited September 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awesome place - especially the specials nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Food was a good mix of Turkish food, in an interesting style. The two for one mains were excellent and the reason we returned with a large group of 20 from work. a good night had by all.

The foreign type waitresses and serving folks were awesome, but the Turkish guys, well, they were quite unhelpful, probably wouldnt have been if I wasnt a male.

Visited July 2012
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153 reviews 153 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Great value two-for-one offer early evening. Good quality food in a nice atmosphere. And bring-your-own wine too - bargain!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Delicious food, ample portions, great for dinner or cheap lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The food is always delicious, and the place is usually packed for dinner. It pays to make a reservation a few days ahead. Most dishes on the menu are meat dishes, but there are a few vegetarian options. We've tried several different dishes and all were extremely tasty. The Turkish wine is superb. There's also special traditional turkish seating with pillows, which the kids tend to enjoy.

For lunch it's a different experience. The menu is much smaller, and there's usually room. The prices are also considerably less than dinner prices.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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