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“great Middle Eastern food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Istanbul

Cafe Istanbul
1415 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-3849
505-294-9900
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Ranked #356 of 1,398 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“great Middle Eastern food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

A little cafe inside a grocery store, but wow! what wonderful food. the staff is very friendly and will happily explain the menu choices. Don't pass this one by--you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Visited December 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Lancaster, Ohio
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132 restaurant reviews
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“Noteworthy Middle Eastern fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

This tiny restaurant in a corner of a Middle Eastern grocery offers consistently good food and friendly service. The gyros are large and the hummus is among the best in town. Daily specials are filling and always worth considering. And when you're finished eating, wander the store's aisles and grab something tantalizing to take with you.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Fabulous place for Middle Eastern food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

I love Cafe istanbul! Half of this place is a grocery store, the other half is a restaurant. They have everything you need to create wonderful Middle Eastern food at home. Lots of hard to find ingredients, including imported foods from Poland, Russia, Greece, etc.
I am so happy that this place is near me.
But if you dont want to prepare it yourself, there is also a restaurant inside.
Kibbee, hummus, falafel, shawarma, dolmas, baklava.....they have it all.
If you love Middle Eastern food, you need to try this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

They have a great middle eastern grocery selection, and I love the sandwiches. Great for lunch on the go.

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