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dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

(9)
Thoroughly enjoyed the Istanbul Cafe Grill Bar. While the menu isn’t exclusively Turkish what Yilmaz & the crew have on offer will take you on a journey to downturn Istanbul where both the food & people are memorable. Overall ICGB comes highly recommended at around $35ph for a good feed, plus drinks :-)

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

(9)
Been here twice now and both times have been terrific! Generous portions, delicious dips, bread, meats and salads, all tasting authentically Turkish! Lovely people and great service. We have already booked again in a fortnight’s time.

dined on Tue, 14 May 2019

(10)
uper quiant place with highly attentive service. It's a small cafe style restaurant with white tablecloths and napkins. We chose the $39 pp banquet and got amazing food good value for money. The meat was super tender and tasty. The girls were friendly and the chef was lovely coming out to meet with us for dietary requirements. They also have an extensive normal western menu for those who don't want to have turkish food. Thanks for a great night!
Saadi Hawli

dined on Sat, 11 May 2019

(9)
The banquet prices is confusing . It should be explained to customer how the price works we had a bit of a problem when we come to pay the bill but the staff and the chef were very helpful thanks

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

(5)
We knew from other reviews that the standard menu at Instanbul has a huge range of dishes from Italian, Greek and Australian pub food . It's not until you are given the banquet menu that you see Turkish food. It's a shame that you can't order what you want of the Turkish dishes without having to have the whole banquet, which we did and so were VERY full at the end of it. The dips were house made and good, The calamari was excellent - so tender. The salmon was a little over cooked /dry as was the cutlets, but the chicken and lamb skewers were nicely cooked. I would have preferred to have a Tabouli with the meat instead of what appeared to be a Greek salad. A bit odd really.

dined on Thu, 23 May 2019

(9)
Istanbul Cafe is a great local eatery that caters for all diets. Grilled meats cooked to perfection and service with a smile. The staff were very attentive and friendly.
i just like to say big thank you from Istanbul Cafe Grill Bar team for the review, we glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us, thank you and we hope to see you soon, Yilmaz Owner/Manager3 on behalf of team
Restaurant ISTANBUL CAFE GRILL BAR responded on Fri, 24 May 2019

dined on Tue, 21 May 2019

(6)
Food is ok, dips are amazing, just a shame we were not served Turkish bread with the banquet.

dined on Sun, 19 May 2019

(8)
Lovely spot in the neigbourhood

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

(10)
This new opened Turkish restaurant offers homemade Dips and very authentic dishes. Chef and staffs are really friendly enjoyed good service. Yes, will definitely come back again!
Mehmet Ozturk

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

(9)
Great new cafe in Essendon. The banquet is hands down one of the best have had, so much variety from seafood to kebabs. Delicious! The chef, from Turkey, has worked in some amazing hotels and resorts. Service is great. Will be back.
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