Cafe Istanbul & Market

(480) 731-9499 | View Website

1310 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ | Directions   85281

33.414885 -111.916967

Open Hours

Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 09:00 PM

Restaurants, Catering, Middle Eastern  more

More Cuisine: Turkish

Price: $

Tags: Buffet, Cheap Eats, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: University Heights

Cafe Istanbul & Market
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Reviews for Cafe Istanbul & Market

over a year ago

Slightly above-average buffet – Finally stopped in for a bite to eat after a coworker raved about the hummus with lamb and lamb entree. I did not have a chance to try either of those dishes as I decided to try the lunch buffet on my first visit. What the hummus lacked in flavor, it made up in its texture. The babaganoush/babaganouj was good, and so were the dolmades/dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves). The lamb stew was very tasty, but I must warn you that it was very fatty-be prepared to do a lot of trimming, if you are so inclined (as I am!). I almost did not try the brisket since it looked dry and burnt; I'm glad to say it was quite good. I would have to say that my favorite dish in the buffet was something I could not find in their regular menu, but have deduced to be chole (googling dishes containing the following roasted veggies: eggplant, onions, tomatoes, and stewed chickpeas).

Next review will be on the lamb entree!

over a year ago

Editorial Review – Affordable cafe and adjoining market offer Middle Eastern favorites like falafel and shawarma, as well as groceries for home cooking.


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