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Date
Mon, 5/21
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8:00 PM
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Cafe Istanbul - Plano

4.7
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
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Cafe Istanbul has been serving the Dallas/Plano area for 18+ years. Our cuisine is all fresh and homemade. Our food is prepared daily and never frozen, our customers health is our main priority. All of our food is prepared by world class Turkish chefs. Come and experience a true authentic Turkish feel with our ample amount of dishes, with vegetarian, and gluten free items to our exquisite Turkish wines, and our super smooth Efes Pilsen beer the official beer of Turkey! We are the only restaurant in all of the DFW are that has Turkish Raki (Uzo). Try our Fell in Love in Istanbul cocktail prepared with fresh and organic ingredients. Our full bar has an exceptional amount of choices. Friday and Saturday nights we have a belly dancing show starting at 9pm. Feeling thirsty for a good cocktail? Come join us for our Happy Hour Sunday-Thursday 3pm-6pm.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(972) 398-2020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Haci Fidan and Daniel Garza
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Private party facilities
Our restaurant can be reserved for any occasions, we will be glad to provide you and your party with the best experience possible. We can arrange for entertainment upon request, you and your guests will have a great time!
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Private party contact
Erol Jr Girgin : (972) 398-2020
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Catering
We provide catering for any occasions, we also provide servers for your occasion if needed.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Legacy Dr.
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Parking details
Valet Parking available, Also very big parking garage, and street parking.
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Entertainment
Bellydancing Shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 9pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 208 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother’s Day lunch, delicious food and great service!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Superb, great new bartender, and excellent food and service. Can’t wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing place! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent food & service. Our waitress took the time to explain the dishes & offer great recommendations. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing. Must go!!! Food, service, and entertainment was perfect! Going again and again!!! Do hesitate...book reservations right now

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent food; excellent service! I look forward to my next visit.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Overall good food..at a good location in legacy west!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food, ambiance and service was excellent. Great outdoor dining area.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was an excellent experience. It was a great evening and the patio just made it great. Food, service, and general feeling was perfect. Go enjoy Turkish food. I lived in Turkey for several years in the Army when stationed in Izmir with NATO. Real, good, Turkish cuisine.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our family had such a good time. The atmosphere was lively. The food and drinks were great. The service was prompt and attentive. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend the fried ice cream.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful! Excellent food and service! Gets crowded on weekends so make a reservation. Tables are close together when it’s crowded. Belly dancing entertainment on weekends.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful and accommodating.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good was amazing but the service was so inexcusably poor that it effected the experience too much to enjoy

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I am such a fan of this place. We love the food, service and ambiance. It is a great place for a date or a dinner party.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Love the food and aumbiance. Reminded me of the cuisine I ate in Turkey.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The dinner and service were excellent! My server was very attentive.

A dancer entertained the diners. She was fun to watch, engaged the audience, and created a lot of smiles.

Cafe Istanbul is a great place for an enjoyable dining experience! I'm returning again soon.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The service, and food were excellent! The servers are very friendly, and attentive. Cafe' Istanbul is a perfect restaurant for an excellent, enjoyable evening of dining.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The restaurant canceled our reservation one hour before our reservation time. They said they couldn't accommodate us even though we had made our reservation weeks earlier.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We ate there on Christmas Eve and were delighted with the experience. The food was excellent and Abraham gave us great service.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

My evening at Cafe Istanbul was excellent. My server was courteous, very friendly; very attentive; superb service!! The dinner was exceptional; especially the lentil soup.

I thoroughly enjoy dining at Cafe Istanbul, and I look forward to my next visit there.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful place to taste awesome authentic Turkish food and a excellent staff

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

It's hard to find Turkish food in the DFW area. Cafe Istanbul is a gem.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I had an excellent dining experience at Cafe Istanbul. The shrimp and rice pilaf dish was very tasty.

My server was very attentive; the hospitality, exceptional. I'm ready to return.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great staff. Amazing good. The outdoor patio is so comfortable and charming! Great for outdoor drink or food.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

I was a very welcome guest in the restaurant. My server was very attentive; had an engaging personality; provided genuine hospitality; created a very comfortable milieu for dining.

The dinner was excellent! It was the sautee shrimp, and was very tasty.

I heartily recommend Cafe' Istanbul for someone seeking excellent cuisine.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

As always, I had a very enjoyable dining experience at Cafe Istanbul.

My server was friendly. Her timely attentiveness; her affable demeanor; her superb service; her genuine hospitality; and the tasty entree created an excellent dining milieu.

I will return to Cafe Istanbul.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We have enjoyed Cafe Istanbul for at least 15 years. This was our first visit to the Frisco location and we had an excellent experience overall. Kudos to Dennis our server, who was attentive to our needs in the midst of a busy time. The food, as always, is authentic Turkish, with every bite tasty!

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

Very constant attentive service. Knowledgable wait staff. Our lunch was delicious as always. Unfortunately it was a bit chilly as they have a great patio.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a party of 15 for a birthday on a Sat. Night. Everything was Set up and ready force when we got there. They stored RK for us they've brought out all the food at once. The wait staff was very nice. Very accommodating. Very good experience

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Good place. However, I was shocked to be served a tasteles chicken wings in a $48.95 plate. It didn't used to be part of this plate. This is not authentic at all. The quality and the test of food could be improved. I used to love this place. The service is great.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

The food and service were excellent!! I was greeted with a smile, and the server was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

My dining experience was exceptional! I was treated as a very welcome guest.

My server was very courteous and friendly. She was very attentive, and the food was excellent!

I look forward to my return visit.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

This place is under valued at Shops at Legacy. The food is amazing, they have a great drink list and they have entertainment on weekend nights.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Outstanding food and superb service. Haven't eaten Turkish food this good since being in Turkey (a long time ago). Nicely done decor with covered outdoor seating. Definitely going to come again!

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The food and service were excellent! My server was very friendly and courteous. I heartily recommend Cafe Istanbul, and I'm returning there again!

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a lovely patio seat, great service, and yummy food. I loved the giant Lavash Bread that was served at the beginning with the appetizers we ordered (hummus was great). They were understanding about substituting salad for rice. Attentive and polite waiter!

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Mixed grill is awesome

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent service; excellent value for dining. The staff is very friendly and courteous.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Return customers to Cafe Istanbul. It's one of our favorite restaurants in the Shops at Legacy area. Lamb and chicken dishes very good, humus is divine, service outstanding. Saturday was belly dancer night so it got a little loud, but a lot of fun. We go back every chance we get. Highly recommended.

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