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Istanbul Cafe

245 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06511-6611
+1 203-787-3881
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
245 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06511-6611
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Reviews (77)
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying the staff was very accommodating. We called the restaurant to find out their closing time on Sunday. Whoever answered the phone just said: 10PM. We drove to the place around 3PM , paid parking next to the place and walked...More

Thank silvania T
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great place, karisik izgara and hunkar begendi was delicious. Service was very good. It was well decorated and kunefe was to die for. Hope to be back!

Thank cione
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Outstanding food (lamb stew, pilaf, homemade bread, Turkish tea) nice atmosphere with fine artifacts, excellent service.

Thank George B
Reviewed 15 December 2016

An Interesting Menu Menu in a Friendly, Receptive Environment.... Tasty from Soup to Dessert! Enjoy!

Thank MFD1992
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

After a movie at the Criterion around the corner, we stopped in for what turned into a spectacularly tasty meal. We began with a mezzo plate. I continued with a lentil soup and a vegetable salad with crushed walnuts and and Efes beer...all sublime and...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 2 November 2016

While I'll admit the service at this restaurant is often kind of quirky, the food is always excellent. I've been making a research trip to New Haven about once a year for the last few years, and I always have a meal at this restaurant...More

Thank Kermit753
Reviewed 7 August 2016

You would think getting a pizza at a place famous for its mashed potato pizza for lunch on a Tuesday would be simple. But, no, as they get their deliveries Tuesday afternoons and don't open until 5:00 to eat. Serendipity! Istanbul Café is directly across...More

Thank Nancyjfabrizimiller
Reviewed 11 July 2016

They have really nice Turkish food and very friendly staff. They also have belly dancer entertainment on Saturdays which is a lot of fun. I also love their decorations.

Thank Murtaza K
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We came to New Heaven to drop our daughter in a summer camp. We really hoped to have a nice Turkish brunch. We check the opening hours and it stated that it opens at noon on Sunday. We arrived at 12:30 and there was no...More

1  Thank OlaMayer
Reviewed 30 May 2016

There was barely anyone in this place for dinner on a Friday. That should have been my hint; however, I had never been here and many people have told me that they liked the restaurant. My falafels were tasteless, overdone, and really flat and the...More

Thank ktmw985
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mutti2
Is this gluten free?
14 March 2016|
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Response from lisa2lisa | Reviewed this property |
Judging from what I have read online in summaries about gluten, just about everything at Istanbul Cafe is gluten free. Except maybe the pita bread. So if you're concerned, just don't eat that. It's a wonderful place, the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 35
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 19:30
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06511-6611
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-787-3881
  • E-mail
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