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“a gem in St. James” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Istanbul Cafe

Istanbul Cafe
412 North Country Road, Jamestown, NY 11780
631-250-9009
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Ranked #36 of 94 Restaurants in Jamestown
Cuisines: Turkish
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Stony Brook, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“a gem in St. James”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This lovely unassuming cafe/restaurant was opened a few months ago. We have been here several times. and brought friends, who love it.The food is delicious, very fresh. The whole fish is wonderful.The Turkish cigar appetizer also delicious. Dessert is home made and wonderful. You do need to bring your own beer and wine.Quality of the food and prices are very good We will continue to come here.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Smithtown, New York, United States
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77 restaurant reviews
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“Neighborhood gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is a small, very casual Turkish restaurant tucked into a little strip mall in St. James. The tables have no cloths, but the food and service are excellent. The minute we sat down, our friendly waitress brought us hot, freshly baked bread and tea which she refilled innumerable times. We ordered whole sea bass which was crispy and well spiced. The fish came with a choice of white or red rice, and the waitress brought us some red rice to taste so that we could make a decision. She also filled my plate with extra veggies since I didn't want the rice. The delicious meal was reasonably priced.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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