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lokanta helvetia

General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 245 87 80
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (8 reviews)
“your plate” (9 reviews)
“turkish food” (9 reviews)
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Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our best meals at Istanbul, and we went again twice after our first visit. They have many options to choose from, and all of the dishes were really good. They also keep changing their menu. The soups were really nice as...More

Thank Rahul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a first comer the first thing you should do is look for the Mexican restaurant Picante. For some reason Lokanta Helvetia does not have a sign outside but you'll find it's right next door to Picante. I learnt the hard way! The next...More

Thank Nuri C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our best meals in Istanbul. The food was excellent. It's a little hard to find in that the only sign is a faded one that has Helvetia on it from a hundred years ago. It's on a corner. It's very, very...More

Thank Oftringen1985
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice a place and very healthy a food they're doing... we really like it a lot we come back for sure....

Thank Veysel213482
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This place is super nice.. very good for vegeterians .. they have lots of choices to put in 1 dish.. i usually take 5 different stuff in 1 plate and price is around 15 Turkish Liras.. theres also free water and bread at the tables...More

Thank Babak S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This is a true hidden gem in one of Karakoy's alleys close to Galata tower. Its a cosy small resturant where you get the homemade taste of food where you have many choices to fill your plate with five from them. Its also a great...More

Thank Saqr A
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Food is delicious! 15tl you can choose five dishes in a plate. Service is great and host is very friendly.

Thank lee l
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Will definitely visit again. Good food for good price and lots of variety! Glad that we found it before we leave.

Thank Lei W
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Helvetia was one of my favorite lunch restaurant in Taksim area l used to go quite often.. they where clean delicious, fresh ingrediend and friendly... thats whay l use to go often... But after a while l vent there yesterday and was totally disappointed..taste of...More

Thank Devula
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A remarkable deal: Fill your plate with your choice of delicious home-cooked food for a few liras. When I lived in Istanbul, this was one of my favorite regular spots to eat. Food and staff lovely. A good bet for vegetarians.

Thank Dana Loustalot D
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 245 87 80
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