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Kafe Ara

Tomtom Mah. Tosbaga Sok. No: 2 | Galatasaray, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 245 41 05
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, Turkish, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Tomtom Mah. Tosbaga Sok. No: 2 | Galatasaray, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed May 12, 2017

Everything in this place it was perfect! Nice coffee and good service! Its one of my favorite place in this city.

Thank Ioannis B
Reviewed April 3, 2017

This is the cafe found in every guidebook and as such it is touristy and somewhat pricey. However, it is worth visiting (especially if you want a break from the standard Turkish menu). The cafe is central and is decorated with photos taken by the...More

Thank Ibti_za
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Nice atmosphere and great food combined with lovely old photos of Istanbul taken by Ata GÜler himself.

Thank mworldtravel
Reviewed February 8, 2017

If you need to sit with your friends and talk or just wanna have some peacefull time while eating, Ara Cafe is the right address for it... Its light Aegean touched meals will make you happy...

1  Thank UfukF
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Very calm and cozy place with the wonderful photos of Ara Güller. Little bit overpriced but the atmosphere is worth it. Herbal tea is great. The right place to stretch your legs after long walk.

Thank Asya-Sargsyan
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Very busy location and not easy to find seats during lunch time. The foods are great but a little costly in Turkish standards.

Thank Recep O
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The food and the view was good. Inside was more cultural and the atmosphere was artistic, But maybe by this price you can eat food in better restaurants.

Thank farzaneh m
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Very nice cafe owned by famous photograph ARA GÜREL, Very nice foods and drinks .I had delicious breakfast with a very good espresso.Eggs fantastic.Very nice servers,always friendly,very nice decoration.

Thank Cem K
Reviewed September 21, 2016

A nice place to take a break. Smart and relaxed place with good flavors with a strong turkish touch. Good for breakfast also. With nice and cool young people. The place is better during the winter months with a nice atmosphere. The only quite bothering...More

Thank Yiorgos B
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

The previous reviews gave high hopes but both the meatballs and fried chicken were not very good. In both cases they had been cooked a long time ago and had dried out, the chicken was very chewy. The salad had roast vegetables with the same...More

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tomtom Mah. Tosbaga Sok. No: 2 | Galatasaray, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 245 41 05
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