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“Great service, great food”

Spectra Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #305 of 13,980 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Good for: View
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We ended up eating at Spectra three of the nights we were in Istanbul because we enjoyed it so much. The service was great, prices reasonably, and the traditional Turkish dishes we sampled were delicious. The Revan Kebab was particularly tasty. We also enjoyed the heated terrasse on the cooler nights.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The view from the rooftop terrace was amazing. We enjoyed our dinner especially the baklava. Our waiter was very good.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant using tripadvisor recommendations. The restaurant was located ideally just off the hippodrome and was a pleasant experience. The staff was very polite, helpful and pro-active. The menu was diverse and rich, and despite having a family with very different food-preferences, everyone found just what they liked. The food was delicious and the ambience in the restaurant was nice and warm. We had a great evening and it was worth every lira.

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1  Thank JSpoelstra
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Average lunch in an ok cafe in a very central part of town. Not a lot more I can say about it other than that. Man serving us was helpful.

Thank Banrion-Daly
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The restaurant was quite full and we hadn't booked, but a waiter soon found us a table at the back (which was next to the hotel reception desk, and at times a man carried huge bales of laundry right over my partner's head - but that just added to the local colour). Fresh focaccia-type bread and black olive tapenade arrived very quickly and set the tone for a delicious, high-quality meal. We were staying in the Hotel Ada nearby, and had asked the proprietor to recommend a restaurant where we could get good Turkish vegetarian food and wine; he sent us here, and it was a great recommendation. The muhammara (roasted red pepper dip) was particularly delicious, and everything else we tried was very good too. We chose Yakut red wine and that was excellent. The staff were very friendly and very helpful; a plate of hummus arrived that we hadn't ordered, and the waiter was perfectly happy to take it away again. He also very kindly told us the ingredients in the muhammara - we are planning to try making that at home! The price was very reasonable too. If we'd had more time in the city, we would definitely have eaten here again.

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