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“An accidental hit”

Spectra Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #365 of 14,132 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

After a very long day of walking through Istanbul tand dodging the hey lady, yes please men out in front of every restaurant and store from sultanahmet to taksim and back, we gave this place a second look after initially darting up the street. We were happily surprised by the generosity and kindness of our hosts, especially Sultan, who made us feel welcome with an easy smile and a few kind words. The food was delicious - vegetarian mezze plate, vegetarian testi and warm bread - and our wine, from Chile, good also. Just be aware that while spectacular in presentation and delicious, the testi runs around 70tl, a little surprise if you don't look at the menu.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Never stayed in the hotel itself, just went to their restaurant. Had a mushroom soup which gave me food poisoning. I spent the next 2 days trowing up and having diarrhea. Very bad. Especially when you only in Istanbul for 6 days.

Thank Istvan K
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newyorkerstyle, Yönetici at Spectra Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

I do not understand why you are making this but we both know that you are not been poisend by us. Every day hundreds of people are eating here so how is is possible to poisen you with a fresh making soup??? We are professional about doing food and serving and it will stay like that

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We called here a couple of times , situated close to our hotel , whether we just had a drink or lunched you are greeted and provided with great service treat by Sultan .
The food was of really good quality at sensible prices given it was on the edge of the Hippodrome .
Sultan keeps the staff on their toes ensuring good service, holding down conversations with the customers of all ages and nationalities in their own language .
Worth a visit

Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Fair price, excellent food and service. No reason to hunt for other alternatives if you stay at the hotel in the same building!

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Thank Ronninge
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

The food was supprisingly good and the atmosphere was very nice. We sat ouside and there were some disruptions but a crazy guy parking peoples cars, but overall, I really enjoyed this place. The waiters are very good at guiding you through the menu and are generally friendly.

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Thank Michael M
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