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“Nice location but very bad service, too much to wait..”
Review of Cafe Lokum

Cafe Lokum
Ranked #901 of 13,534 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Tortona, Italy
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2,491 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,284 helpful votes
“Nice location but very bad service, too much to wait..”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

This restaurant located just few meters away from the Blue Mosque in a very beautiful location lively and full of restaurants.
I ate here once for dinner , let's say I chose this place a just by chance , tired of walking up and down the street looking for a restaurant and being continually harassed and asked to read the menu and invited to enter into each of them.
I have taken place , it was a bit late but there were still some other people dining, ordering my meal was quick enough and then I was literally forgotten for half an hour none of the waiters was no longer came to check the situation having only ordered one course .
After half an hour I got up from the table and asked about of my meal , no doubt the waiter with the usual excuse by saying that the food was coming, in the meantime have been filled with bread .
Finally after 40 minutes after the order my meal arrived to the, I've got something typical Turkish, a kind of pasta, cream -soaked disgusting , really horrible and very different from the photo menu and the waiter's explanation .
All in all it was an unpleasant adventure.

  • Visited February 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Sunday late lunch in Cafe Lokum w/mom”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Neat place, friendly staff, clean toilet, enjoyed the eating outside the cafe together with the other tourist :) Food is very good! enjoyed the complimentary pita breads and the steak,

  • Visited December 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very acceptable lunch ”
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

We went here for lunch between Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern and were pleasantly surprised. The greeter was slightly pressurising but the waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was good, service was quick and price was OK for such a central location.

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Thank Paul W
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Why additional 10% tax?”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

The food was average. Disappointing thing was to see a tax of 10%.
This was the only restaurant in turkey to charge tax. You can visit the nearby restaurant - Bodrum fish house or something. That did not charge any taxes.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Cyclivist
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Food not great and service rushed”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Ordered kebaps and they were dry. There were cats everywhere and they were aggressive. The staff did nothing to deter them. There are much better places around to eat.

Visited November 2013
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