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“Good location, great lunch”
Review of Kafe Ara

Kafe Ara
Ranked #138 of 13,529 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good location, great lunch”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Located in a quite street next to the main shopping street; we had an excellent salad for lunch. Service was a bit slow and not very friendly.

Visited April 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of my favorites!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

I really enjoyed Ara Cafe and wish I could have tried it a second time on my trip! It's located on the street next to Galatasaray School, down a side alley. I sat outside and enjoyed my grilled cheese/pepper sandwich and turkish coffee. The service was great and prices were inexpensive. Next time I'll be sure to sit inside so I can see more Photography!

  • Visited April 2013
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and food”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Beautiful and cosy environment, tasty dishes (both starters and main dishes) and really tasteful lemonade

Visited April 2013
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not outstanding but surprisingly good”
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We would not have thought, that you could finde such a nice and cosy place right next to stressful Istiklal Caddesi. But we did. Food was nice, prices were ok! Good experience!

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A really great cafe/restaurant, with great atmosphere”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Named after Ara Güler, the famous photographer from Istanbul.
Heavenly food, very nice interior, nice windows, great outdoor sitting.

In a small side street off Istiklal. We visited it 3 times in 5 days;)
Great breakfasts too.
No alcohol, non-smoking inside.

  • Visited March 2013
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