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“Lots of Turkish people eating here”
Review of Cafe Istanbul

Cafe Istanbul
Ranked #109 of 324 Restaurants in Beverly Hills
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lots of Turkish people eating here”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

A lot of rtables were occupied by Turkish people which is a good sign that the food is good as well as authentic. The bread and chips that started off our dinner were delicious and our baskets needed to be refilled a few times. My lamb chops were delicious and although rice is not one of my favorite foods, this rice was so good I tried to eat every kernel on my plate. My friends had different wraps done to different degrees of spiciness and they loved them. There was also live music that was a bit too loud, but had us all moving to the rhythm. Our servuice was a bit slow but that was due to a large party and there wasn't enough help to handle the nearly full restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great feed”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Traditional Turkish food and great food, good value. Service was ok, the waitresses seemed too busy n a bit dizzy but were really pleasant when you talked to them. Watch the chillis on the plate, too hot!
Would definitely recommend you try it ;)

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Thequinnfamily
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere and Good Food.”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Found this place by chance and were able to get a table on a Saturday night, its small and very busy so we just got lucky. You know you're onto a good thing when most of the clientèle are Turkish or from Arabic countries.
Food was really good and the price for Beverley hills was astonishingly good value the atmosphere was great with live music also.

One point to note is that they don't sell alcohol however there is a really good grocery store over the road and the restaurant doesn't charge corkage which means if you don't mind popping out to get the drink you can have a meal with a bottle of champagne for less than $60

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank foleytrip
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and great prices!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A great little find and worth every penny. Staff was very warm and welcoming! No alcohol on the menu but the food and coffee make up for that!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Suzanne M
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