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“Great!”
Review of Kafe Ara

Kafe Ara
Ranked #126 of 13,612 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
phoenix
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

we actually were lucky enough to see the great man, Ara, himself when we went in for a coffee one morning! It gets very full in the early evening, but the morning was fine.

Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the cutest CAFES to visit whilst on Istiklal”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

exactly like its name it is situated in between streets. A warm cosy cafe with alot of character. Make sure to try out their Sunday breakfasts . They had an amazing variety of turkish breakfast.
great to sit for coffee or snacks

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

After failing to find our first choice for dinner we stumbled upon cafe ara by chance. A lovely setting on a back street off of the main road the restaurant has a nice vibe and simple menu. Downsides were the chaos of the staff who relentlessly rush around and barely wait until your last mouthful to remove your plate and also the alarming fact your food is brought to you minutes after you've ordered which in my mind would indicate it isn't very fresh? Food was average but not overpriced, staff could be more attentive and less pushy.

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Well worth a viit”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

A cafe name after the famous Armenian/Turkish photographer, this can be found in s cool side street. Great atmosphere and good food. The great man himself is a regular visitor to the cafe where is work is displayed on the walls and place mats

Visited July 2014
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“An awesome place!”
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We went to Ara Cafe tonight, named after it's owner Ara Güler, a famous photographer.

The food was excellent, served very quickly and the waiters were attentive throughout. At about 8pm the place was very full - no tables free outside and minimal tables downstairs available. Many of the tables appeared to be locals and students from the nearby university.

A very friendly place and highly recommended!

Visited May 2014
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