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About Cafe Istanbul - Plano

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.

7300 Lone Star Dr
Ste 160C
Plano, TX 75024-5650
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Legacy Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 398-2020

Website:
http://www.cafe-istanbul.net/

Entertainment:
Bellydancing Shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 9pm.

Catering:
We provide catering for any occasions, we also provide servers for your occasion if needed.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available, Also very big parking garage, and street parking.

Executive Chef:
Haci Fidan and Daniel Garza

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!

Private Party Contact:
Erol Jr Girgin : (972) 398-2020

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open Christmas Eve! Book your table now and bring the whole family. Give the gift of an authentic Turkish Meal.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We are open on Christmas Day! Experience our delicious cuisine with the family!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Reservations for our New Years party are now open! We are going to have live belly dancing performances! Pop a bottle of champagne and lets welcome the new year!

Cafe Istanbul - Plano Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Authentic, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 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!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 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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·Dined on October 1, 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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 2, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 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!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 21, 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!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Mixed grill is awesome

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 19, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I love this place! I hadn't been there in a while, but our experience a couple of days ago was as delightful as I remember it. My friend and I enjoyed a delicious, relaxing, quiet lunch. The waitstaff were friendly and happy to explain some of the menu items we asked about. We left there full of good food, with smiles on our faces. I would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Scenic View, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Fun, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I had the lamb chops which were done perfectly and very tasty. If you don't love spice, you should let your server know as the sauces were pretty spicy but very good. This was my second visit and I would go back again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Authentic Turkish food complete with belly dancer! Fun place , well priced

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Authentic Turkish Food, with great waitstaff that were attentive to our Turkish visitors.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food and service were excellent. My server was very courteous and attentive.

I will return!!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was fresh and excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. Hunkar begendi I had was a standout! Will definitely return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The food was so good, and the staff was very professional and helpful. We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Love to eat at Café Istanbul because it reminds me of a little piece of Turkey...a country dear to my heart! The food is fresh and delicious, the waiters attentive, and the owner very welcoming and gracious. Thank you for asking!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Paleo Friendly
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 6, 2017

One of those perfect weather evenings so we dined outside at the front of the restaurant. A very strong menu with plenty of authentic options. Even something as simple as the pita bread was quite nice. Piping hot, very tasty, well done!

Great service, a busy street front location but lots of interesting sights while dining. Highly recommended--we'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Clean, outstanding service, excellent menu with plenty of options. This is a Pepsi restaurant not Coke just FYI. Recommended for casual lunch or a Black tie dinner

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent food and service. The host and staff create a very welcoming milieu for dining.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Terrific service and fun evening. Great dishes. Unique dining experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The service was excellent, and the shrimp entree was delicious!

My server was friendly, had a cheerful demeanor, and was attentive.

I look forward to returning again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food was amazing. Plano is as good as I remember the Dallas location being. Lovely ambiance inside and nice patio. Don't be intimidated by the menu. You won't be disappointed.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Quantity was not enough as per price. Environment was good but prices are to high

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We went to this restaurant a few years ago and loved it. Tonight, we had a different experience. It took 3 hours to order and finish our meal. The service was terribly slow, and the food was not good. The lamb kabob was so over cooked and dry, I didn't finish it. My husband was not pleased with his food either. The food and drinks were way over priced for what you got. We will not be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great experience!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Always lovely sitting outside when the weather permits.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was very loud. Hard to talk even between two people. Food taste was okay but very healthy. They have a selection of Turkish wine which was pretty cool.

The waiter was not very good. We had to fill our own glasses of wine. She would come right after we filled the glasses as if she was watching us. She walked pass by our table a lot but never noticed the empty glasses. She took too long to take our check so a hostess came and asked who our waiter was, apologized and took care of it.

Overall it was decent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great food. Lamb was very good. Nice ambiance. Authentic food. Good service and great desserts. Will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2017

It wasn't perfect — the server, who I think (hope) was new, wasn't able to answer my foodie/girlfriend's questions about a few menu items, and the music got cranked up for the somewhat pushy bellydancer to a level that your conversation is nearly impossible until it's over.

That said, saying the food is outstanding is an understatement — it was absolutely incredible. I couldn't pronounce half of the items on the menu, but our appetizer (some kind of breaded Turkish meatballs) were amazing. My entree — cubed chicken wrapped in something like a tortilla and drizzled in a yogurt/tomato sauce was even better, while her entree (something with ground lamb) was terrific, too.

DEFINITELY going back ... often.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went here for a date in NYE, and enjoyed some belly dancing with our meal. The food was fresh, tasty, and the wine was tasty. Would go again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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