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“Delicious food and great atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Istanbul - CLOSED

Cafe Istanbul
Price range: US$12 - US$20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Inwood Rd.
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

If you are looking for the true Mediterranean restaurant experience with great food and excellent service, you will want to try Cafe Istanbul. We sat outside with friends in beautiful weather and were still able to enjoy the belly dancing. A very fun place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Dean A
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52 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Great food, atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Really great atmosphere, food, and service. I would definitely recommend to those looking for quality Mediterranean/Turkish

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Graimbergweg10
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Greasy food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

I'm originally from the Mediterranean area and I'm familiar with what Turkish food should taste like. What we had in Café Istanbul is not it! We shared a platter of different BBQ meats (chicken, beef, lamb), with white rice. Everything was soaked in grease. The only thing I could eat was the chicken breast skewer. My husband felt sick all night (heartburn).
The owner/manager was very unpleasant. We asked to see the menu before sitting down and he acted like it was a big bother. We will not recommend this place. The Rise n 1 (across the street) is a better option with a better service.
Oh, and it is OVERPRICED.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ibtissem
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful Turkish food !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Zero complaints. This place is fantastic. Had the humus to start, then a salmon sandwich that was absolutely perfect. Then finished up with the Pear Delight dessert and a Turkish coffee. The waitstaff was super friendly and the atmosphere is very authentic.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GlenJMart
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dallas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

We live close to the cafe and we tried it for the first time last week. Wonderful food and service. The hummus and falafel were the best I have had in Dallas. If you have not tried it do yourself a favor, go today!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Natshelts
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