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“Merhaba means 'Welcome'.....and you certainly are.”
Review of Merhaba Restaurant

Merhaba Restaurant
Ranked #127 of 693 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Merhaba means 'Welcome'.....and you certainly are.”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

Merhaba has only been opened a week or so & I had my first visit there last night. I was in a group of 8 and we were seated straight away at a lovely table in the corner. The decor was superb & gave you an authentic Turkish feeling. Our waiter who was called 'Emin' was polite & helped us choose from the menu. The food was served quickly & all the meals were perfectly cooked & full of taste. The portions were more than ample.

This establishment used to be called the 'Istanbul' (which I always thought was a bit ropey) but the new owner has completely transformed the place & it is now a joy to walk into.

I would not like to recommend anything specific from the menu, as all of it looked delicious.

The 'sweet' options looked more than tempting as well.

Keep up the good work

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank SLO2BET
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English first
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The best kofta kebab, and definitely have to try their starters.”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

This is a Turkish of the highest standard with food prepared with care and quality. The meat and recipe are all of the best standard and the taste is unique from all other kebab shops in Cambridge. This is not the late night takeaway, it is a quality restaurant that can rival the best of the Lebanese in London. Everything here is wonderful but a special mention to its kofta, which is simply heavenly. Definitely my favourite and most authentic Turkish in the UK!

Visited June 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Best new restaurant to hit Cambridge
Delicious!
The lahmacun are the best as are the icli kofte.
The original paintings are a nice touch and the decor is very pleasing

  • Visited May 2013
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