Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Cafe Istanbul
1715 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123540.583566 -73.951032
11 am-11 pm
Neighborhoods: Sheepshead Bay
Food is ok, service is very poor – I love turkish cuisine, I know how supposed to taste.
Bread is tough. Shish kebab from lamb should be soft, but here meat was very chewy :(
overall food rate is 4 from 5. I would come back, maybe, but because of such a bad service NO.
Waitress Alisa is incompetent. I used to work as a server in US before. She has to go through TRAINING. She overcharged me 7 bucks. She has to say before if she's gonna charge for any extras, she didn't! She has to ask a customer about of choice of sides, and shouldn't say like this : YOU didn't tell me anything. Instead to ask during taking the order : What side do you like to have? And she all the time forced (not tried but forced ) to order appetizer and dessert. What is this?
Owner should pay more attention to his waitstaff.
Great food – One of my friend recommended to me Istanbul I really like the design and off course the foods to be honest they have the best appetizer and the octopus and calamari salad I ever eat. Grilled Aegean Royal Dorado (Izmir cupra) was fantastic. This place is by the bay and makes you go there again and again with the waiters worm smile and services ......... Highly recommended to every one <<<< I left happy :) >>>> I am sure you will leave happy also
tasty... lovely..... sweet... – It was my firs time there my friens recommended so lovely place looks rich but reasonable price tasty food specialy octopus salad #1 I had st. peter fish grill and my husband got a adana kebab so tasty so delicious I will go there again. don't forget about deserts specialy kunefe made from kataif and it has special cheese in the center serve hot with syrup. Great place smiley waiters good service try highly recommended
Great place to eat – This one of my favorite place. They welcome you smiley and worm with the Turkish hospitality as they said. The appetizers are very tasty don't leave without tasting their octopus salad I've never got and get that taste from anywhere else try it, Grilled fish they making simply wonderful, The meat entries great, Newly re decorated place is so lovely and worm. Live some space for the deserts they have fresh and sweet......... Lot to say good things ............
Stay away from Prefix – The place insisted on theri pre fix and thats a rip off!!
The food is not all that and they are quick to push you out
Simply wonderful – This is a wonderful mix of food from Turkey and the Caucasus. The atmosphere is phenomenal, the service is courteous and the food is delicious. As with many such restaurants, you are allowed to bring your own wine and there is no corking fee. The prices are reasonable. I have been here several times and everyone had enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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