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“Thank you Babel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Babel Cafe Restaurant

Babel Cafe Restaurant
Turnacibasi Cad. No 56 Beyoglu/Istanbul | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 244 2665
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Ranked #130 of 11,471 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Thank you Babel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The best place to eat Humus in Istanbul and also Falafel and fellah köfte...Actually everything is delicious. You will be welcomed in a calm and nice atmosphere...Perfect place just to have a beer or to do a raki-mezze with friends.
Their is also live music some times of a very good quality...
I love it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Awesome cafe/bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

On our first trip to Istanbul, we were introduced to this vibrant, cozy cafe/bar by one of the locals. It has delicious food! Totally recommend the mezzee plates full of hummus, spiced potatoes, mushrooms, eggplant, lentils, etc. Also the the meat filled raviolis (manti) are delicious ! The drink selection of juices, teas, beer and wine is great too. The people who work here are friendly and welcoming. Also the music is lively and not obnoxious (which is a deal breaker for me). Finally, both locals and international travelers frequent this popular joint. During our week here, we have been to Babel four times! We need more of these places in my hometown - Manhattan!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Best food I had in Turkey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were just walking by and heard someone raving about the place on their way out, so we decided to check it out. What a nice surprise. Unique atmosphere, excellent staff, prices reasonable, and the food... exquisite! I absolutely recommend this establishment to anyone.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Don't miss it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you want to spend some hours listening to very good music, eating flavouring food with kind people go to Babel cafè!!!
One of my favourite place in the centre of modern Istanbul, I love this place, I like to come here (I am writing in it!) and spend my time here.. Definitively, don't miss it!

  • Visited March 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect place - quick drink or full meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

While wandering around just after lunch one day, we sat down outside this place for a drink. The service was great and friendly ...((they immediately gave us small wrapped Xmas presents)). After a good long stay watching the neighborhood go by, we moved on to the rest of our day -- only to wind up here again at 9pm to sample the menu. All was very good -- including the vegetarian Mezzes. Very nice atmosphere at night. Live music was unexpected and good. All in all a very tasty meal in a very nice local place. They're working hard here and it shows -- we'd go back.

  • Visited December 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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