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“Excellent Food & Service”
Review of Cafe Istanbul

Cafe Istanbul
Ranked #167 of 2,386 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $34
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are proud to be the longest established restaurant in Manchester, serving Turkish and Mediterranean food for over 35 years. Based upon traditional cooking techniques, we delight in serving high quality Turkish cuisine, using only the highest quality ingredients cooked to perfection.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had not been here for many years and were not disappointed.
We opted for the pre theatre menu which was interesting & comprehensive. The food was fresh and tasty and the service was first class.
We won't wait so long before our next visit !

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Thank Boris11
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I didn't think it was possible to make hummus which is tasteless but they managed it here. Not only was that tasteless but so was the moussaka. The service was good and the place looks nice enough but I won't be going back.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Excellent food....Excellent service! what more needs to be said. Went on the off chance that we could get a table at 8pm on a Saturday night and got a table. Staff were very helpfull and the food was excellent.

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Thank leese69
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We went here on the advice of a friend and wish we hadn't. It was empty when we arrived, never a good sign even on a Wednesday. We ordered Humus and pitta and potato croquettes to start, both came and were bland, we had to heap the provided tomato relish to make them edible. The main courses were no better, I selected the Mixed Chargrill purely as I had read all the various meat descriptions from the menu and couldn't decide, they all sounded delicious, this was the ideal solution? It came and it was a pile of meat and everything tasted identical and not even that tasty, it was just like a mixed grill in a chain pub, even the rice was not as described, it was plain basmati when the description of Istanbul rice suggested so much more? My partner had the vegetable Moussaka and described it as 'stodgy' and bland. The staff also just stood around chatting to the kitchen loudly. We won't be returning.

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Thank spendleb48
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We tend to visit prior to the theatre or a show. The service is quick and efficient. The food is good, the menu doesn't change but there is plenty of choice.

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Thank r0bert870
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