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“French by claim only, over rated, but still good.”
Review of Cafe La Cigale

Cafe La Cigale
Ranked #20 of 2,594 Restaurants in Izmir
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“French by claim only, over rated, but still good.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Food is good but not great. Claims to serve French cuisine, but not really. It's international. Pricey for quality & service given. Location is nice & grounds are nice & well maintained. Service is good. I feel it's over rated. You can find better in Izmir.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Santiago, Chile
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely garden location”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

La Cigale is next to the French Institute in Izmir. The atmosphere is great. You can choose to eat outside under the trees or inside. At lunch there is an all inclusive buffet which is not only quick but delicious; great for those under a time constraint at lunch. The main restaurant offers a more leisurely dining experience with an extensive menu. Highly recommend it when you want to go somewhere special.

  • Visited April 2014
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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179 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Airy ambiance coupled with excellent food”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

The restaurant / cafe is situated right next to the French cultural center in Izmir. It has a garden like decor which is topped with live soft jazz. We were greeted very warmly and were serviced immediately. Depending on your taste, you can enjoy dishes from the Aegean seafood selection or if you are a meat lover you can enjoy dishes prepped with a French twist. We certainly recommend the French platter as an appetizer (it includes three different French cheeses and a selection of French cured meats). It goes perfectly with a rich bodied red Turkish wine. Definitely a place to dine in with a loved one. You would appreciate the romantic atmosphere and the delicious food the restaurant offers.

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USA
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“good location”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

i like the location and menu. also the prices are moderate. i recommed it to my hotel guests and friends all the time.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Sinem K
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turkey
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mediterranean style”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

A cozy place that serve delicious dishes from mediterranean cuisine. You can refresh yourself at the calm atmphoshere of the garden which settled in the middle of the city center.

  • Visited March 2013
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