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Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Lunch, Dinner
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Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

We came by to pick up food for lunch and decided to try this food stall that is right outside Macy's in Bellevue Square. We ordered the potato gozleme and the spinach gozleme. We asked for no cheese and they were happy to comply. Both...of them were really good. We liked the spinach more than the potato but would definitely get both again in the future. The prices weren't bad either, $8 or $8.50 each. Recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Just the right flavors and small and very clean food option with halal chicken and beef as well. Has outdoor seating and just outside of the Bellevue square (right next to Cheesecake Factory).

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

This hole-in-the-wall Turkish street-food style takeout in Bellevue Square was an amazing discovery. Basically a mall counter, everything we had from the Ground Beef Gozleme, Spinach/Feta Cheese Gozleme, and the Chicken Kir Pidesi (different types of flatbread with the fillings) were all freshly prepared and...very tasty. The Baklava was all right. There are a few tables and chairs in the open-air plaza in front of the cafe, otherwise you can sit around the plaza and fountain. Service was friendly but a little slow but that's to be expected due to its small size and staff versus its popularity.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

I visited along with friend for checking this place for options. There were few options and we decided try different options and both liked the item we ordered. I ordered lintel soup and kid pidesi and both were good. Soup was like dal extract from...indian content and it tasted real good. Pidesi was more like roll but flat shaped. The chicken and the gravy was really tasty. I would recommend this place for every one and for indian friends - you will enjoy it.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

After reading reviews on TA, we decided to try out Istanbul Cuisine Cafe. It is a small stall exposed to the outside next to Cheesecake Factory on Bellevue Way at Bellevue Square. Service was friendly and food was tasty. On a nice day, you can...eat at the tables just in front. Recommend if you are looking for a no frills, fast option.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

I discovered this place by a happy accident when visiting Bellevue Square. Having had good Turkish food in SoCal, I can say that Istanbul cafe definitely ranks up there. Although, they have a limited menu, I'd highly recommend everything on here! It's outdoor seating in...the plaza, so if you're here when it's cold, take your food inside to the food court. Great location, prices and food!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Great simple food. Beef "quesadilla" (not the real name) works of you're not familiar with Turkish food. Outdoor seating is the only option so dress for the weather if you want to stay and eat. Friendly staff. Not recommended if you are in a rush.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Just like being in Turkey, smiling host and warm greetings. Simple menu is perfect for lunch. Food is wonderful, hot off the grill. Can eat at outdoor tables or take to go. Indoor tables are also available inside the mall.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Small place in strip mall in Factoria- next to Jenny Craig and Katsu Burgers, across Safeway. Being from Hawaii we don’t get Turkish food much so we’ve been eating as much as we can while we are here visiting family. Had the mezza plate with...baba ghanoush, dolma (stuffed grape leaves), couscous, hummus, and taziki sauce, pita (free refills), the Turkish dumplings (really good- going to have it the next time), meat kabab- meat was soft not hard and over done like at some other places. Yummy. Portions are pretty good. Prices averaged $8-12 with the huge meant-to -share combo meat plate )$20. Nice servers. Baklava made with pistachioMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Istanbul Cuisine Cafe is a little jewel at Bellevue Square. Just outside Macy's on the street level. Fun to sit at the cafe table and enjoy being outdoors (under cover) even in the winter. The food is served piping hot so cool air feels good....I had the spinach and feta gozleme. It was fantastic! Big portion for a good price. The proprietor is very friendly and accommodating. My wife avoids gluten so she made her a little bowl of chicken to go with lentil soup. Wonderful flavors. Fresh, local and organic. Next time I'll try the Turkish coffee too.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Istanbul Cuisine Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5