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Esmer Cafe

#255 of 11,842 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Istiklal Cad. No:76 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very bad and rude customer service. Overrated restaurant. Worst Service Ever! I would never go again.

Thank Ibrahim B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the esmer burger which was very tasty! Fries that with were great as well. Good views of istiklal street below from the first floor

Thank Abubakr K
Izmir, Turkey
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a good place to eat italian food and some traditional Turkish pastry with some italian touch. The restaurant is at the heart of istiklal street. That is why dishes could seem little expensive compared to some other cafe. But the taste is ok. I recommen you their pastries mostly. Try it you wont regret...

1 Thank Onur Kagan G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great food definitely. Pasta was seriously delicious. Really friendly staffs and prompt service. Served complimentary teas. Noticed that the staffs really have good bond with each other which makes the environment better.

1 Thank Maryna R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a good resto in Istiklal avenue and found this Italian cuisine. Very tasty and good food, nice location but small place and "not so fast" service. I had one of the best spicy burgers ever, the Argentina burger (:

1 Thank joe k
Jbail, Lebanon
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Everythg on the menu is gd . 4 cheese pizza and the pepperoni pizza .and the pastas 😍 all of them are good . The risotto with mushrooms is very tasty.and the service is good relatively good for istanbul standards

1 Thank nf122013
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I love this cafe! Excellent food and staff, love this place, highly recommended! Food are delicious, quickly made food. All my family members and children were very satisfied.

1 Thank Natia C
Tehran, Iran
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I'd just backed there after 2 years and still had same great experience! professional staff, tasty food, lovely atmosphere, the lovely thing is you can enjoy Italian food in Turkish way ;))

1 Thank Ghazaleh-eftekhari
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162 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

IT IS fair THAT is one of the best cafe resraurant IN TOWN...very good quality of customers...very nice SERVICE...VERY POLITE.THE FOODS CAME.AFTER 10 MINUTES..perfect...

1 Thank Giannis A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I always visit Esmer cafe when in Turkey . Amazing Italian food with a touch of the Turkish cuisine . The iskendar kebab pizza is a must try !!

1 Thank Marwa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istiklal Cad. No:76 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: 2455656

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
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 nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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