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“Great Turkish food”
Review of Istanbul Cafe

Istanbul Cafe
Ranked #405 of 1,070 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good. Initially was skeptical what would it be like in New Zealand to have Turkish food as I had bad experience at other places. Surprisingly for a joint outside Turkey the food was good and if I may it was splendid. They have a wide range of items to serve but sadly they don't serve the famous lentil broth which tastes great with the Turkish bread. Anyways I loved it and recommend people to give it a try.

Thank Devashis B
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I have eaten here a few times and by preference wouldn't go again. the menu is very repetitive especially when in a large group. Far too much bread comes with everything - of course this is a great filler and allows the meal to look bigger and the same salad comes with entrees and mains. Too little variation and having travelled in turkey an authentic Turkish restaurant could be much more interesting.

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Thank Kris s
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Visited the Istanbul twice and each evening sampled a different dish. Both were excellent and very reasonably priced. Don't expect a lavishly decorated restaurant but do expect good serve and great food.

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Thank Arthur1938
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

A solid dining experience. Had been to this restaurant when they were at their old premises and the standard has slipped a little bit. However, there are plenty of mountain in the Himalayas that aren't Everest. Everything on the menu is great and I recommend you try an Apple Tea afterward. They did a reduced size meal for my daughter on request which she adored. Have eaten Turkish at many places and would say this was the best around. Service was fairly slack but the food was ready quickly and delicious.

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Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We actually went into this cafe thinking we were somewhere else, but decided to stay and give it a try. We are glad we did. Not being familiar with Turkish food we relied on the staff to guide us as to what to eat. They were great and the food was lovely. we would definitely go here again next time we are in Wellington.

Thank Karen C
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