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“Great authentic Turkish food, good portion sizes”
Review of Cafe Istanbul - CLOSED

Cafe Istanbul
Price range: $8 - $15
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: South End
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great authentic Turkish food, good portion sizes”
Reviewed June 30, 2011

I crave their mussaka every once in a while, and the rest of their food is authentic and well-spiced. Comparable to the food I ate on a trip to Turkey a few years ago! Service is spotty and sometimes busy, but can be fast at lunch.

  • Visited January 2011
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2 Thank swim_bunny2012
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  • English first
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English first
Charlottetown, PEI
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454 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed April 13, 2011

Restaurant was recommended to us by a Halifax native and he did not steer us wrong. Great food, great service and very reasonable prices. Three of us shared the meze plate which had a very nice assortment of cold and hot vegetarian appetizers and our own main course orders. My friends are still talking about the soup! Would definitely return to this very authentic Turkish restaurant - even had Efes beer! Ineresting to note they allow you to bring your own wine but do charge a small corkage fee. Baklava and turkish coffee were the perfect end to a wonderful evening.

  • Visited April 2011
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1 Thank HappyCanadian13
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Halifax, Canada
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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed March 6, 2011

Our meal was good here, service was attentive. Nice little place, not a lot of variety but what we ate was delicious.

Visited March 2011
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1 Thank musicalclara
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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed December 2, 2010

Ate here recently for the first time and it was fantastic. The food was delicious, the vibe in the restaurant was great (though the dining room itself a tad cramped). Will definitely go back.

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Thank Erin P
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Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Liked everything”
Reviewed September 2, 2010

I think that Turkey is famous for its good food and great hospitality. And I have eaten twice at this nice resturant on Spring Garden Road.

I like everything about it. The staff are really friendly and smile a lot; the food was tasty, fresh and nicely presented. I ordered hot and cold meze. The pita bread was soft and warm. The room has a colourful cosmopolitan atmosphere reminiscent of Istanbul. So I hope to return again some day soon.

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Thank escape100
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