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Cafe Divan

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1834 Wisconsin Ave NW, Georgetown Hill Inn, Washington DC, DC 20007-2301
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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1,053 reviews
603 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 602 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

For those who want a meal that's a bit different, this is a very good place. My wife and I both had lamb dishes and baked pear for dessert. I began with a soup and she with a mixed appetizer platter. Everything was of high quality, though my lamb on eggplant dish was a bit bland. Wines are available by... More 

1 Thank operalover939
Washington, DC
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253 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I've been dining here off and on for years for both business and pleasure.The food is consistently good as is the service.

Thank MdTravelerX2
Fairfax, Virginia
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Right across from Safeway on Wisconsin Ave, Cafe Divan offers the most authentic Turkish food in the area according to my Turkish friend. We were greeted by a nice hostess and seated by the window - always a plus for me :) anyone who's helped us throughout the evening was friendly and helpful. We ordered a mixed meze platter for... More 

1 Thank Iulia G
Long Island NY
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

On Wisconsin Ave NW ,in Georgetown, easy access from downtown, and surrounding areas. Have eaten here three times and have not been disappointed. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Food is mostly Turkish cuisine, and is fresh and prepared well.

Thank eews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We went there on Saturday morning and hit the lunch menu - I am thinking that was the main mistake. The food was not very Turkish, probably trying to cater to the brunch crowd. It was good but with very small protions. The restaurant was half empty but our waiter arrived to the table in about 10 minutes after we... More 

Thank cuty777
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Very clean, excellent lamb and great Turkish wine. Food different from other middle-Eastern restaurants. Excellent service. Would come back anytime!

Thank Jan A
Omaha, Nebraska
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The location is great and the street view for people watching was entertaining. However the food was very disappointing. Maybe I was unlucky with choosing from the menu. The tomato salad featured mealy tasteless red tomatoes. The chicken kabob was grilled so long it was very very dry and tough. Although the menu described a marinade for the chicken, I... More 

Thank Lynn L
Lafayette, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I went to Divan Cafe in a group of 5. Despite some bad reviewed we decided to go there. At first the prices on the menu seemed a bit high but we decided to stay and order. Two of the meals came after a while and the it took more than 20 minutes for the 3 other meals to arrive!... More 

1 Thank Farshid12
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I have little to no experience with Turkish cuisine. Visiting from out of town we chose this for convenience and did not regret it. The food is well prepared and fresh. Portions were generous. The meal was a wonderful culinary adventure made easier by the descriptive menu. Save room for delightful desserts. Service was accommodating and pleasant. Meal from seating... More 

Thank Wundergal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Great Turkish food. Great staff. I had a good time here. I'll visit when I'm in DC. Doner ozlemis olanlara tavsiye ederim.

Thank Kamu R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1834 Wisconsin Ave NW, Georgetown Hill Inn, Washington DC, DC 20007-2301
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighborhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: 202-338-1747

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?