Cafe Istanbul - Plano
The food was really fresh and delicious! That FRESH HOT bread is so good I would go just for this with the hummus!
Cafe Istanbul was amazing! I highly recommend this experience.
We absolutely LOVE cafe Istanbul and have been here dozens of time. The food is almost always outstanding and we always have the same great server. Until this time...
The server seemed new. Didn’t listen to anything and kept bringing the wrong food and wrong drinks!!
I ordered a lemon drop with grey goose and was brought a lemon drop as well as a grey goose on the rocks with a lime. ...... we ordered two combo appetizers to try mane things because we were with someone that has never been. We ended up getting two identical combo appetizers and the meatballs were spoiled!! The meat smelled looked and tasted sour! We have never had that happen EVER but this makes me worry a bit for the direction I hope this place is not heading. We love it so i hope this isn’t them cutting corners and costs :(
Great service, friendly and attentive. Food was exceptional, and Turkish red wine was great!
Love this place. Hamdi, our waiter, suggested several pairings of wine and food and he was right about everything. If you are lucky enough to have him as your waiter you are truly lucky indeed. Great man.
Food was amazing from appetizer to entrees to desert. Bread was fresh and hot and before the basket was empty someone was bringing fresh pita from the over. Restaurant is beautiful and the outdoor seating on a nice summer night can’t be beat. Great place for dinner date with the wife. We loved it here and will definitely be back. An absolute gem of an establishment in Texas. Enjoy!
Service was very slow and poor on Mother’s Day. Seems like they were understaffed. Portions of the menu were told to us that they were unavailable but then another party received those items on their table. Waiter would come by and then not be back for almost 15-20 minutes. Food was good but not really worth dealing with the poor service.
It was Mother's Day but the service was quick, attentive, and efficient. We never waited on anything.
The food was delicious but were not happy in the way we were served. We were told to order immediately upon being seated but would not be served until we were ready. We were told because it was a holiday be celebrated and would be very busy within the hr and they might not have what we wanted to eat. We agreed to that and yet 10 min later all food was served to us anyway. When I asked the waiter why this was so he just said they told me to in the back! Otherwise we would have to wait an hr and half to be served. This evening did not make us feel like customers were your top concern unless we celebrated the holiday like them. Very disappointed in service overall but food tasted good as always.
10 min before we got water on the table. Food was good. Restaurant was packed
food was amazing!! Humde was our server and he was on point. defiantly recommend them
Great food and choices! Loved the appetizer platter to sample a few different things. My son said the hummus was the best he's ever had. I thought the falafels were very tasty and not dry. It was great to see the restaurant full like pre-COVID days. We did wait awhile but we were just glad to see them busy!
Love the food. It would be great if you could limit the amount of smoke lofting over from the next door bar.
Amazing celebration dinner at Cafe Istanbul!
Food was outstanding and service exceeded expectations!!! Thank you and well be back!!!
First time to eat here and it was fantastic! Food was exceptionally fresh and delicious. Can’t wait to go back.
A delightful experience. Cocktails where a bit slow to arrive. Food was exceptional. Service was above average for the amount of business there was. Overall - will recommend and return.
Café Istanbul is always a good option with excellent food, great location and ambiance for lunch or dinner. Service is always outstanding and the patio is perfect for small groups or date night if the weather is nice. We had a group of friends with kids get together and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Food was food. Service wasn’t great. There is a very very loud bar next door which makes sitting on the patio unpleasant.
Very good!! Great experience
Very delicious meal.
Excellent food and service
Food is amazing ! Service was great!
Went with our whole family of 9 and our waiter was excellent in his recommendations on how to order for the table. Food is very authentic. All the vegetarian options in the appetizer tray were fabulous. Some of the best baba ganoush I have had. The sampler tray in the main entree section is fabulous. Rec for big groups as there is so much to try. Turkish red cab was a wonderful pairing with the lamb.
I chose Cafe Instanbul over other Turkish restaurants because of outside seating. I set a reservation for 7, and then called to restaurant (in late a.m.) specifically requesting seating outside, and it was promised to me. When i showed up, there was no table outside they could offer and no record of that on my reservation. We had no choice but to eat inside. Our waiter was initially attentive then a no-show later in the meal. The food was not the best Turkish fare i have had, and like others have said was over priced especially for the portions. Had i known this was going to happen, i wished i would have selected another restaurant.
This is one of our fav places. Great food as always. They were super busy and with all tables full. The server tried his best to keep up. Luckily we were there early and not in a rush. Regardless we highly recommend and will be back.
Excellent food and fun atmosphere. Wait staff was very attentive.
Absolutely loved everything about our evening here. Food and service were amazing and it was the perfect getaway for our snowstorm delayed anniversary celebration. Thank you!!
Always wonderful! The food is amazing and the service is always friendly and attentive
A very authentic restaurant! We made reservations for Valentine’s Day and it was a lively evening. Our server made us very at home and explained the dishes on the menu. He recommended Turkish wine which was a medium bodied dry wine.
The music was what I would call Turkish Pop, very much like American Pop but with some middle eastern beats to it.
This was very reminiscent of ethnic restaurants that I would dine when I lived in Chicago, a real gem!
Great experience. Service and food were excellent. Would definitely recommend!
Met another couple for dinner. Everything was fabulous from the warm bread to the amazing salmon
Food was fabulous! Lovely waiter. I highly recommend!
The food was amazing!
great service, very friendly staff and very attentive of customer needs. excellent food and definitely coming back. establishment is clean and great location.
Dinner for my birthday and was pleasantly surprised at the value and quality with Cafe Istanbul. Well worth the stop and will be back.
Such a wonderful restaurant! Amazing food and amazingly attentive service. The beef kabob and salmon were outstanding!
We love going there. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. It is a regular date night destination for us!
I love this place and am so happy they have done ok during COVID. The service is always friendly and helpful. The food is just so good - have been there at least a dozen times and have never had a disappointing meal.
Cafe Istanbul - Plano is rated 4.7 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.