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Cafe Istanbul - CLOSED

5986 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1Y7, Canada
+1 902-405-4028
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
21 Dec 2015
“Fabulous food”
11 Nov 2015
“Service very good.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
5986 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1Y7, Canada
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

I just joined 10 friends for an after-theatre dinner at Efes (the old Café Istanbul) on Spring Garden Road. The food was amazing. The service was very good, particularly for dealing with our large group. Many of us ordered the "Set Menu" for $29. It...More

Thank Acadia80
Reviewed 11 November 2015

i went with a group and although they had quite a few wines on the menu they were out of quite a few. The food was OK. A little too much olive oil used.

1  Thank nannagDartmouth
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This was my first visit to Cafe Istanbul but the restaurant came highly recommended and it lived up to our expectations. I was hoping to try their lamb burger but unfortunately it was not available so chose the chicken wrap for lunch. Absolutely delicious where...More

1  Thank Jete T
Reviewed 26 September 2015

The food here was so good! It's authentic and delicious, with lots of variety and even has great vegetarian options. I got the veggie platter and it was so many unique flavours, some new, some familiar, but it was all delicious. There's even refills on...More

Thank Raanalote
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I wandered in one evening and wow, was I impressed. I had been fairly unimpressed by some of the other restaurants I had tried in the downtown core of Halifax. This place restored my faith. The host/server was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself...More

Thank saffycam
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I went for lamb: the lamb liver appetizer and the lamb shish kebab. I've never had lamb liver before; compared to good beef liver, it seemed a little over-cooked, but maybe that's the style. It was tasty, chopped into cubes, and came with a nice...More

Thank djm257
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is my favorite place to eat in Halifax. I go so often that the server often knows what I am there to have. The food is always well prepared and fresh. This turkish restaurant deserves more then 5 stars!

1  Thank Patsy B
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Excellent environment with unique and fun decor & artwork. We both ordered the lamb burger (ground lamb mixed with various spice covered with a grilled slice of goat cheese, tomato, lettuce and bourbon bbq sauce). The dish was served on a wooden cutting board. My...More

2  Thank Yanick T
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We shared the appetizer plate, which was really good and generous. Our entrees were also tasty, and we loved the bottle of Malbec that was relatively reasonable in price. The only disappointment was that they were out of baklava even though it was still pretty...More

Thank TheWisslers
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I have eaten here many times the food and service is always great! I think this restaurant services the best Middle Eastern Food in Nova Scotia.

Thank hicynthia13
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5986 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 902-405-4028
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