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lokanta helvetia

General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 245 87 80
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (8 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
“your plate” (9 reviews)
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Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

This was one of our best meals at Istanbul, and we went again twice after our first visit. They have many options to choose from, and all of the dishes were really good. They also keep changing their menu. The soups were really nice as...More

Thank Rahul D
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

If you're a first comer the first thing you should do is look for the Mexican restaurant Picante. For some reason Lokanta Helvetia does not have a sign outside but you'll find it's right next door to Picante. I learnt the hard way! The next...More

Thank Nuri C
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This was one of our best meals in Istanbul. The food was excellent. It's a little hard to find in that the only sign is a faded one that has Helvetia on it from a hundred years ago. It's on a corner. It's very, very...More

Thank Oftringen1985
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Very nice a place and very healthy a food they're doing... we really like it a lot we come back for sure....

Thank Veysel213482
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

This place is super nice.. very good for vegeterians .. they have lots of choices to put in 1 dish.. i usually take 5 different stuff in 1 plate and price is around 15 Turkish Liras.. theres also free water and bread at the tables...More

Thank Babak S
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a true hidden gem in one of Karakoy's alleys close to Galata tower. Its a cosy small resturant where you get the homemade taste of food where you have many choices to fill your plate with five from them. Its also a great...More

Thank Saqr A
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Food is delicious! 15tl you can choose five dishes in a plate. Service is great and host is very friendly.

Thank lee l
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Will definitely visit again. Good food for good price and lots of variety! Glad that we found it before we leave.

Thank Lei W
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Helvetia was one of my favorite lunch restaurant in Taksim area l used to go quite often.. they where clean delicious, fresh ingrediend and friendly... thats whay l use to go often... But after a while l vent there yesterday and was totally disappointed..taste of...More

Thank Devula
Reviewed February 5, 2017

A remarkable deal: Fill your plate with your choice of delicious home-cooked food for a few liras. When I lived in Istanbul, this was one of my favorite regular spots to eat. Food and staff lovely. A good bet for vegetarians.

Thank Dana Loustalot D
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 245 87 80
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