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ISTANBUL CAFE GRILL BAR

9.3/10
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1039 Mt Alexander Road, 3040 Essendon (VIC)See map

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Excellent

9.3/10
based on 77 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Caroline S.
    Caroline S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great little restaurant with friendly staff. Food is delicious and well priced and the service is speedy. Have been there twice and both occasions were very enjoyable. Definitely going back.

  2. Tony P.
    Tony P.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    This was our first time here but not the last. We ordered the banquet for 2 and it was great value for money. The meats were cooked to perfection. The initial dips were spot on. Elias the owner was very welcoming. Looking forward to our return.

  3. Charles X.
    Charles X.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely love this place, it’s a little hidden gem. The staff are so friendly, food is amazing and service is really personal. We had the banquet which is way more than most places and every plate was delicious. Highly recommend but hope l always can get a seat. 12/10

  4. Niki P.
    Niki P.
    • one review
    9/10

    First time dining here definitely will be going back

  5. Kim L.
    Kim L.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Had been recommended this restaurant from a few people so decided to try it out, and wasn’t disappointed. The food and service were great.

  6. Maureen Harding H.
    Maureen Harding H.
    • one review
    9/10

    Really love the ambience of this restaurant crisp white tablecloths on all tables set beautifully with glasses etc. really nice food good service and outdoor heating cosy for chilly weather great find.

  7. Joel R.
    Joel R.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Really rustic vibe, beautiful food, caring staff genuinely authentic. Loved how the chef came out to meet all of the customers, would return

  8. Sun Young B.
    Sun Young B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fsntastic food and service

  9. Elisa S.
    Elisa S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Friendly welcoming staff and fresh, scrumptious food!! Thanks we will be back!! We had Gozleme, dips, chicken fillets and calamari. Everything was amazing!!

  10. Michael M.
    Michael M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Had the Turkish breakfast and it was perfect. Delicious food and good portions.

  11. Tracey B.
    Tracey B.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great to be back after lockdown. Great value, great food and so very welcoming. Good to see that it was fully booked on a Sat night. Lovely outdoor setup now too.

  12. Melanie R.
    Melanie R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Lovely vibe and atmosphere, staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was decent and clearly homemade. Will be going back!

  13. Jasna D.
    Jasna D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The food was delicious, the staff extra friendly and the atmosphere very pleasant. We will definitely come back and refer to the friends and family. Thank you

  14. Frank P.
    Frank P.
    • 11 reviews
    3/10

    Service was very average to poor based on having to repeat Ourselves multiple times forgetting our drinks multiple times and the food was very average dips really didn’t have much flavour. Our chicken was raw but no one complained.

  15. Angelina  A.
    Angelina A.
    • one review
    10/10

    I LOVE this restaurant. I know you will too. Uncomplicated, good quality and well cooked food. The chef is the owner and treats his customers like family. I’ve been twice this week and already have a booking for next Friday. I wouldn’t go back again and again if it wasn’t AMAZING !

  16. Kunal P.
    Kunal P.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff are warm and friendly and attentive. The wine is well priced as is most of the menu. The soft warm bread served with the dips is nothing short of epic! I enjoyed the parma which was the perfect size and tasted divine. My better half enjoyed a caesar salad and it was bursting with flavour and thick pieces of chicken. I loved my visit here and I will definitely come back!

  17. Tuba S.
    Tuba S.
    • one review
    10/10

    It absolutely make me feel i was in a nice little cosy restaurant in Turkey.I loved the way the food was served and the owner was very polite and friendly.He took care of every detail of the service and the table.Will be back soon ????????????????????????

  18. Seyid K.
    Seyid K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic service, food and staff. The chef was very attentive and helping in selecting food. Must try the Istanbul Banquet. It was delicious. 10/10 Turkish Resturant.

  19. Tracey B.
    Tracey B.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    Been back many times. Never disappoints.

  20. Elena H.
    Elena H.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely beautiful. Chef came out and made suggestions, wait staff super helpful... Food was amazing. Love it. Will definately come back and eat too much again... And will rave about it to anyone and everyone who will listen.

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How to get to the restaurant

1039 Mt Alexander Road, 3040, Essendon (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Essendon, Melbourne North West, Melbourne West

Features

Middle Eastern, Breakfast, Brunch, Christmas and New Year,

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