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Community Kitchen


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Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great home cooked food but surpassing that of a restaurant. Service is so nice, so warm. So generously served, you'll feel like you can't grab another bite but will still feel tempted. Oh and don't forget to try the desert.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank SandeeT917
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Tiny little place off the Main Street down one of the hills. Delicious vegan treats and small menu with fresh, homemade dishes. We had the seitan kebab dish with all the veg and rice, it was DELICIOUS. I wish we could have returned, highly recommend...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Scbpt
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

We read about this on happy cow and were keen to try Located in a characteristic cobbled Street with lots of cats and independent shops The service is easy going, delicious hibiscus tea and vegan kebab with greens potato and beans Would recommend vegans to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jules B
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Lovely little place. Lady of the house makes great homemade vegan kebab. And other things but we didn't try them unfortunately. But the kebab, sooo good!!! Its a must try!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KasperM523
Reviewed December 10, 2018

After walking past and smelling all the kebab places in Istanbul, we vegans began to feel left out. UNTILL we came here. The owners are so nice, there's a homely atmosphere and the amazing Vegan kebab was the best thing we ate on our trip....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andrew101C
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Amazing all vegan place offering authentic Turkish food in the heart of Istanbul! I had heard so much about this place long before I even came toTurkey. I got to eat there twice and I wish could have found the time to eat there at...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Backpacktopia
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Having read great reviews, my vegetarian friend and I were looking forward to trying this place in a city that resonates with the smell of meaty kebabs. We were warmly greeted by a fluent English speaking middle-aged woman in desperate need of improving her oral...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BobtheCob70
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

To be honest Turkey seems like the last country to be vegan friendly while eating out. I found that place online a few months ago and was so surprised by a vegan spot in Istanbul so I knew I must go there with the next...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HungryBean4
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The owner is a very very adorable person and the food is delicious. We ate a vegan kebab made out of seitan and it was the best seitan I have eaten so far! If you pass by say hi to Shirin the most talkative cat

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sasha Gabriela T
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Located near famous Istanbul pedestrian street, Istiklal, is the wonderful vegan restaurant, Community Kitchen. Google erroneously lists this restaurant as "permanently closed" but disregard that message. Community Kitchen is very much alive. Chef/owner, Oya, does wonders to offer guests plates of filling, plant-based delights. The...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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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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