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Avesta

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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2077 SAINTE-CATHERINE St. WEST, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M6, Canada
+1 514-937-0156
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We recently visited this restaurant both for lunch and dinner as we both love Turkish food, but having recently become vegan we weren't sure if we could enjoy Turkish food anymore. While in Montreal we stumbled upon this lovely Turkish restaurant, with beautiful authentic Turkish decorations. There is a lady sitting in the window display rolling out very thing dough... More 

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Thank Sayeh H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The food here is totally amazing and definitely worth trying more than once! The meat is grilled to perfection and there are many vegetarian options on the menu. Unfortunately, the service is very slow but worth it once you've taken your first bite ;) The gozleme in every flavour combo are amazing and the sandwiches are satisfying...the said kavurma was... More 

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Thank Vanessa B
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant for its authenticity as well as the delicious Turkish food. This was our first family vacation in Montreal and I came across this Turkish Restaurant online and decided to give it a shot. It was actually really surprising to have the similar deliciousness of Turkish kebabs that I tasted it Turkey. We ordered Urfa kebap... More 

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Thank Sena E
Montreal, Canada
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were five at supper. One vegan and four omnivores, and there were excellent choices for us all! Plus, we were able to choose from a nice list of beers, a few wines and Raki (the Turkish anise drink). Mezze (Turkish appetizer plates) were varied and delicious. Stuffed vine leaves (Dolma) were available in vegan and meat formats; the Muhammarra... More 

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Thank ndgsusan
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food, priced nicely, large space between tables, great staff. Worthwhile to dine at if you need a nice quiet informal restaurant.

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Thank Morningsideralph1
Bedminster, New Jersey
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503 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We like ethnic food, so when we heard of Avesta, a Turkish restaurant on Rue St Catherine West, we decided to try it. Parking is non-existent here on a Saturday night, but somehow we found a spot right on St Catherine. We had a reservation and were seated promptly, but that was basically the only attention we received from the... More 

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1 Thank YayeMama
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visit Montreal on a regular basis to dine out at the many fabulous restaurants the city offers. As is our habit we always leave time to wander for discovery of new locations and that is when we passed by Avesta's location. We where captivated by the woman in the window preparing a gozleme on the saj... More 

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2 Thank shananigans42
Guelph, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Four of us dined on a hot Tuesday night. The Muhammara, dolmas, hummus, fresh grilled flatbread. golems, menemen were delicious. The beef kofta a bit of a disappointment as was the lamb dish ( smallish pieces in a tasty good sauce however not as tender as I make myself!). Host and wait staff were very friendly and cordial. Overhead fans... More 

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Thank Bfamilia
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We walked in late night with wife and our kids to try something different. We asked for help in selecting from menu. We were surprised how good the meals were. I had Sadi Kaburma with lamb. "Incroyable." The food was delicious. Glad we stopped in.

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Thank Tom M
Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I been few times I this restaurant when they opened years ago The pide made in the show case cooking is good. My wife decided to surprise me with take out İnegöl burgers.The rice was good.The burgers were cooked to death the worst burgers for garbage . I didn't expect charcoal or gas barbecue . I eaten over hundred times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2077 SAINTE-CATHERINE St. WEST, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-937-0156

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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