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“Large meals & BYO”
Review of Istanbul Cafe

Istanbul Cafe
Ranked #434 of 946 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Came here with a group of workmates, we had read the reviews about how big the meals are and to not order an entree! So some of us did and some didn't, I didn't and I am glad! I was stuffed but was able to fit in some turkish delight! Meal was large and very tasty. Also being BYO is handy.

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Thank Maria C
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Decent Turkish table service restaurant and a full alcohol range available. I ordered chicken shish kebab which was both nicely moist and a little charred - almost perfect. And plenty to eat.

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

We've been there a number of times and it has been a delight always. Whether you are taking your family, business dinner, or your date, you will enjoy this place.

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Thank Silkenfox
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

After checking out most the places on Cuba st we decided on Istanbul. We walked in and it was not clear whether we were supposed to seat ourselves or wait. After no one acknowledging us for 5 min we deiced to seat ourselves. The it took another 5 min before a waitress brought us menus. The food ended up being delicious ( I had a falafel plate with a wonderful homemade garlic bread pits type thing), but the server was very disinterested. Overall a good meal based on the food.

Thank sln6
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Nice Turkish themed cafe with lovely ambiance - as well as the usual tables and chairs there are also areas with cushions and low tables. Pictures and fabric adorn the walls. Reasonably priced good Turkish food. A good variety of the menu plus specials. Beer includes good Turkish beer which compliments the food. It can be busy so you may need to book

Thank TKNgaio
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