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lokanta helvetia

#207 of 11,651 Restaurants in Istanbul
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General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 245 8780
12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is delicious! 15tl you can choose five dishes in a plate. Service is great and host is very friendly.

Thank lee l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Will definitely visit again. Good food for good price and lots of variety! Glad that we found it before we leave.

Thank Lei W
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Helvetia was one of my favorite lunch restaurant in Taksim area l used to go quite often.. they where clean delicious, fresh ingrediend and friendly... thats whay l use to go often... But after a while l vent there yesterday and was totally disappointed..taste of food was changed and l guess chef and mentality has been changed... l couldn't even... More 

Thank Devula
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A remarkable deal: Fill your plate with your choice of delicious home-cooked food for a few liras. When I lived in Istanbul, this was one of my favorite regular spots to eat. Food and staff lovely. A good bet for vegetarians.

Thank Dana Loustalot D
Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is the best value for your lira that I have found in Istanbul. For less than 20 lira, you are given a plate with five dishes of your choice, all delicious, along with bread and water. As a vegetarian, I always have plenty of options. Highly recommend, especially for those on a budget.

Thank Andrew V
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

friendly staff. relatively clean place. food is different than what you get in Istanbul. Turkish food, with a small twist.

Thank AdylicousUK
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

There is good variety of homemade mostly vegetarian dishes. You can chose up to 5 for one plate (for between 12 and 15 TLY). Bread and water are served free of charge. Staff is nice but not all of them speak English. You can pay with card as well.

Thank Daria K
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

A lovely place where you can choose from different dishes, all very tasteful. Staff nice, relaxed atmosphere, really cheap.

Thank Petra_Zuidwijk
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2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We had our last dinner before leaving Istanbul and we couldn't have better ! Fresh and delicious food, kind service and nice place. Prices are very low but qualitiy is on rendez-vous :) You should definetly go once at least if you are in Istanbul.

Thank Aly S
Rijeka, Croatia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

I was amazed when I first saw how many dishes of vegetables they have for such a small price. The quality of the food is excellent, as well as the service. This is an excellent place for vegeterians and vegans to eat tasty and not expensive food.

Thank Ksenija B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 245 8780

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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