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Falafel House

#210 of 11,948 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Sehit Muhtar Cad. No:19 taksim | Kocatepe Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 253 7730
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Istanbul, Turkey
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270 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This falafel fast food restaurant, run by Palestinians has been popular for the past few years. It is located very close to the Taksim Square on the street of Simit Sarayi. They have nice menus with falafels, humus and tabbouleh and the service is fast. You can sit outside on the street and watch the passers by. The restaurant has... More 

Thank Nesligul D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but friendly place,staff are helpful , good sandwiches and traditional taste, good location 👍🏻

Thank AaRefe M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely LOVE this place! Incredible service with some staff that also speak English (bonus for us!), great location (right near Taksim square which is the beginning of some amazing shopping where you can walk off your full belly) and THE BEST falafels and hummus in Istanbul! We went there 3 days in a row for lunch on our trip... More 

Thank Jacqueline H
Istanbul, Turkey
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I am a great hummus lover and when I go to Israel all I eat is hummus. And only in this place I was able to have good quality hummus and falafel in Turkey so far. Very clen and attentive service personel. two thumbs up. Strongly recommend!

Thank Sarisoy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best falafel and humus I've ever had. Very friendly staff that made us feel welcome. We had breakfast there twice in the 5 days we were in Taksim Square. Owner was constantly around checking on us. Recommend giving this place a shot while in Taksim Square.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I´ve read so much about this place, but for me it was not a "wow experience". The falafel was decent.

Thank True_TravelerSE
Isfahan Province, Iran
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

A great feeling of exploring resturants from other nationalities comes when I find this place and ofcourse a must-go for vegan and vegetarians , I enjoy falafel wrap and soup and tabbouleh, The tabbouleh was one of the most delicious and fresh salads that I ever have had.

Thank Sagharkh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Literally the best falafel I've ever try. They were crispy and soft at the same time. So fresh and delicious. Falafel wrap is also the bomb - juicy and crispy. All ingredients are fresh and taste amazing by itself. Hummus was so creamy, no chunks, no weird aftertaste. I was asking for no oil on top, so it came amazingly... More 

Thank Julia S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Really tasty falafel and smooth hummus. Food came quickly after we ordered and there is air conditioning inside (somewhat rare for Istanbul!) which was a relief in this summer heat. There is also a few tables for outdoor seating. An enjoyable meal at reasonable prices. The location is not far from Taksim Square, so easy to get to.

Thank Renee C
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

dear all my veg and jain friends, go here and ask for vegan falafel and trust me they serve as required, totally vegan, they tastes so good,once you have hear, i doubt you will like it somewhere else. i usually stay here for a week in taksim for business, everyday evening or lunch i have it here, they are just... More 

Thank Umang D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sehit Muhtar Cad. No:19 taksim | Kocatepe Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 253 7730

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

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighborhood Profile
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 nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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