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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Turkish
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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All reviews brunch turkey turkish tea food was amazing visited this restaurant kahvalti bosphorus
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

Kale was introduce by my brother and sister in law and I was so pleased that we come back the next day. Do yourself a favor and order everything! The Serme Kahvalti is amazing! The services lighting quick and like in most places in Turkey...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carlosc479
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful little place, right by the river and our introduction to Istanbul. The owner took us into the kitchen to show us how they make the tea Turkish style. Food was amazing. I’m now glad my to have to roll down the banks...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 611russella
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Ive been coming to kale over 10years and never one bit i was dissaponted. Easily the best place for brunch in istanbul. If you want a proper breakfast forget about the hotel or anywhere else. Make sure you order serpme breakfast and add few extras...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Onz82
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant during a long layover at the airport. Food and service was excellent and well worth the trip from the airport. Authentic, relaxed and full of character. Great location.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Biz Traveller G
Reviewed September 1, 2017

I visited this restaurant with a large group of English-speaking people. An English-speaking staff member patiently answered all of our questions, and made sure our orders were correct. The food was fabulous. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Carpaccio
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Great brunch, 2 of us shared the standard breakfast and one of the egg dishes. Everything was tasty, the tea refills were prompt and we had more than enough to eat. Recommend terrace seating, blankets are available.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Renaud M
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Two dishes on the menu were unavailable. The food was acceptable but they gave us one wrong dish. Good views of the river. The staff forgot to charge us for drinks. I think they were really clueless.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Andrew K
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Go ahead and skip the breakfast at your hotel and head to this gem by the water! You can sit street side or up outside on the terrace and have a delicious breakfast while soaking up the sun! The fresh baked breads, honey and clotted...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Jess_Berlin
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I was with my family and I was really disappointed about the food and service. The meals didn't arrive at the same time, I was finished eating before the next persons food arrived . One of the plates of food was cold. And more...

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

If your intention is to have real Turkish breakfast experience, don't bother to look any further than Kale. It is old and run down, you smell the exhaust fumes from the vehicles but you are on the banks of Bosphorus eating fantastic Turkish food. Paçanga...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Maya K
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