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Cafe Istanbul

1715 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2714
+1 718-368-3587
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lentil soup” (5 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
“bread basket” (2 reviews)
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Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
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1715 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2714
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1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

@istanbulonemmons started following me after last week's trip to Chicago/New Orleans... little did they know I'd be paying them a visit a few days later. This was the culinary highlight of our 2-week tour! THANK YOU, @istanbulonemmons!!! #LeoNorthAmericanTour2017 #turkish #istanbul #brooklyn #sheepsheadbay #newyorkeats

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable experience. The staff is attentive and accommodating, the decor makes it feel as if you are sitting in an Istanbul cafe right in Turkey itself. A little tired and worn but the atmosphere adds to the overall experience. The hummus appetizer was...More

Thank BenzgalS550
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I love eating here! The ambiance and decor are great. I enjoyed the freshly baked bread that came with with my meal. Bread baked in-house is a rarity nowadays! All of the meat was grilled to perfection.

1  Thank ZealousEater
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This a neighborhood restaurant that recovered after the last big storm in NY. They've upgraded the decor to modern, yet authentic Turkish - indoors, with streetside seating available. Nice and pleasant, right on the Sheepshead Bay. The food is good, the prices are fair. It's...More

1  Thank Dimsky
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Sheepshead Bay isn't exactly a culinary mecca, but we met friends here for dinner and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. It was a hot night but nice enough that we were able to sit outside and enjoy the cool breeze off...More

1  Thank dream_genie
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Went there for lunch on a weekday and what a pleasant surprise--lovely restaurant, very nice setting, and we took advantage of their lunch menu specials. Food was very good--and I say that having lived and worked in Turkey, service was great, bread was incredible--freshly baked...the...More

1  Thank TWinThai
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely time sitting outside across from the bay in good weather. Food here is exceptional. First there's the fresh Turkish bread served with olive oil, then yummy entrees such as fresh fried anchovies imported from the black sea. But the most exceptional is...More

1  Thank Mary Jane D
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is one of my very favorite restaurants. Every time I step inside, I want to book a trip to Turkey! The decor is beautiful, brick wall, pretty paintings and lighting. You can also opt to sit outside facing Sheepshead Bay, a nice choice in...More

1  Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 4 December 2014

My review that I submitted today was unfortunately listed for a restaurant with a similar name on 86 Street in Brooklyn. That happened because this restauramt does not list its name as Cafe Istanbul. This restaurant has consistently provided its customers the best prepared Turkish...More

Thank os2wiz
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I have eaten here before and have previously reviewed this restaurant. I ate lunch here this week , I ordered Lentil soup and fried anchovies for appetizers and lamb shiskebab as my entree. The lentil soup was nicely spiced and light. The fried anchovies were...More

Thank os2wiz
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2714
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-368-3587
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