Cafe Istanbul - Plano
Food is always good here. Waitstaff are friendly.
Food was very good. But service was horrible! The waiter took forever to take our order. He didn’t even offer to refill our water at any point of time. He didn’t bring us plates to eat. We had to go to the manager and ask for water and plates. I wouldn’t recommend this place for a very bad service otherwise food was good.
Dined here after a long while. This is one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints. Authentic and excellent Turkish cuisine at its best. The crispy borek with beef appetizer was amazing. The table was unanimous on the Mixed Grill for 2 (Adana Kebab, Lamb Shish Kebab, Chicken Shish Kebab, Istanbul Doner, Chicken Wings and Chicken Beyti with rice pilaf, marinated red cabbage, onion-parsley mix and grilled sliced tomatoes). All the meats dishes were tender and tasty. Service was well timed and friendly. We will definitely return and make Café Istanbul a regular dining out stop.
Excellent food. Limited wine selection, but we will definitely be back.
Great location. Good food. It was our first time there so there was no major complaint during lunch. We sat outside so it was nice. The service is A++. Might have to come back to try different items on the menu.
Our server was very nice.
The adana kabob and Turkish tea are fantastic! Excellent service as always!
It's a very nice place to go for any occasion & the food is very delicious & great service ' u should open a bigger location 👌
A little mishap with our food coming out after people who sat after us but the food was great will definitely come back!
Unusually small portions
Average hospitality level, not so friendly management. Food was just ok.
Always a treat when we visit. We love everything about it. The food is consistent and never disappoints. The drinks are awesome and the service is exceptional. The owner is friendly and Ender the server always greets us and makes us feel welcome, like family.
We have introduced friends to this restaurant and now they love taking their friends there too!! We love it!
Service was slow because they had very little staff, but that's understandable with today's labor shortage. Just need to be patient. Food was delicious though!
My family and I were there for Father’s Day. The restaurant was understaffed and the food was terribly expensive for what we got. Not going back.
This was our first time here. Food was fantastic and the server very friendly.
The food we ordered is great and very tasty. Kudos to the chef.
Food was great. Hummus excellent. Baklava awesome. Would go again
First time out during COVID to celebrate a milestone for a family member. We are so impressed and definitely will be back many times! Thank you!
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.
Cafe Istanbul - Plano is rated 4.5 stars by 387 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.