Cafe Istanbul - Plano
What a great place. Enjoyed it last year and again this year. A must if you like Mediterranean food and you’re in Plano, TX. Amazing and delicious food. The staff is so friendly, always smiling. Don’t miss it!
Great food, weak cocktails. Noisy but friendly environment. Good waiters.
Kadir provided excellent dinner recommendations. The service and food were both outstanding.
We had a reservation but still had to wait for more than 45min to be seated. The food was tasty but the portions have gotten smaller and the prices higher and because the place was so busy it took a very long time to get our food. Maybe not a good choice for Saturday night.
Service is nonexistent! No refills, bread service and food too slow. Food arrived cold.
Good food. Too crowded, not enough waiters. The waiters were working hard and as fast as they could.
Service was too slow. Food was average.
The waiter got the wrong dish for our two at night. And it charged more money for that dish that we didn’t order it, around $60 for one dish. We paid for it and not happy with it.
Great service and food. Good options for vegetarian and halal food. It was a beautiful day outside so had an enjoyable lunch in their outdoor seating. Adana kebab was the favorite!
The service was super slow and the workers seemed uninterested in their jobs. We got our table over 20 minutes after the reservation time and with no waiting area, had to wait by the road with kids. The food was overpriced for the tiny quantity and poor quality. We won’t be back here.
The food was excellent and the staff attentive. We will be back!
I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Everything was amazing! We had dinner outside on their patio. The service, ambience and food were all excellent. Our server was one of the best I’ve had and the lavash is served hot and fresh as well. Perfect portion sizes as well. We will go back for sure, as it just became one of my favorite restaurants in the Plano area! Do yourself a favor and if you like Turkish food or haven’t tried it, go!!
Food and service excellent. One of our go to restaurants.
Lovely outdoor seating, wonderful hospitality, delicious food.
Food is always great at Cafe Istanbul ! And you can’t beat the delicious freshly made warm Lavash ! Wine is great as well !
Overworked staff and super slow service!! Meat was undercooked a little
amazing food! We loved everything we ordered. They seemed short on staff and took longer than we expected to get food.
Our birthday celebration was disappointing. We were not welcomed as we hoped. In disbelief we watched the owner “disinfect” our table with Windex. Our young adult kids were refused a phone takeout order earlier that evening because place was too busy to take it. We ordered for them when we got in, but the order had an error and was missing bread. Not a great rep for an expansive restaurant.
Our waiter got lost for a while and we could not get anyone’s attention until a waiter who was taking care of the table next to us took our drink order. I am also personally annoyed when a restaurant automatically adds gratuity. We had a party of four, we did not enjoy the service, and we definitely will not be coming back.
Food was absolutely amazing
We had a reservation for 7 pm but walked out because of how terrible we were treated. I wouldn't recommend going to this restaurant to anyone. Manager/host didn't care at all to help or fix their mistake.
Upon arrival, we weren't even greeted for 10 minutes. We were next in line at the host and instead, they chose to greet people who arrived after us and seat them before us. If we tried to say anything we were hushed by the host and even a customer had the nerve to get involved in our poor service because she was friends with the owner.
After expressing our terrible first experience to the manager, they still didn't care or even acknowledge how they treated us. Will never be visiting this restaurant again.
We had a great time, the food looked and taste very delicious, table sitting was very clean and neat. The waitress were committed to an excellent service and the atmosphere was very beautiful and detailed. Love Cafe Istanbul
They are clearly understaffed. The manager/owner was doing everything he could - hosting, bartender, and server. The only thing was that his manners need work when dealing with patrons. He was overwhelmed and not pleasant but the food and atmosphere is great! I wouldn’t go back on a busy night but I would go back.
Great food. Less than friendly or helpful wait staff this time.
Food is always good here. Waitstaff are friendly.
Food was very good. But service was horrible! The waiter took forever to take our order. He didn’t even offer to refill our water at any point of time. He didn’t bring us plates to eat. We had to go to the manager and ask for water and plates. I wouldn’t recommend this place for a very bad service otherwise food was good.
Dined here after a long while. This is one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints. Authentic and excellent Turkish cuisine at its best. The crispy borek with beef appetizer was amazing. The table was unanimous on the Mixed Grill for 2 (Adana Kebab, Lamb Shish Kebab, Chicken Shish Kebab, Istanbul Doner, Chicken Wings and Chicken Beyti with rice pilaf, marinated red cabbage, onion-parsley mix and grilled sliced tomatoes). All the meats dishes were tender and tasty. Service was well timed and friendly. We will definitely return and make Café Istanbul a regular dining out stop.
Excellent food. Limited wine selection, but we will definitely be back.
Great location. Good food. It was our first time there so there was no major complaint during lunch. We sat outside so it was nice. The service is A++. Might have to come back to try different items on the menu.
Our server was very nice.
The adana kabob and Turkish tea are fantastic! Excellent service as always!
It's a very nice place to go for any occasion & the food is very delicious & great service ' u should open a bigger location 👌
A little mishap with our food coming out after people who sat after us but the food was great will definitely come back!
Unusually small portions
Average hospitality level, not so friendly management. Food was just ok.
Always a treat when we visit. We love everything about it. The food is consistent and never disappoints. The drinks are awesome and the service is exceptional. The owner is friendly and Ender the server always greets us and makes us feel welcome, like family.
We have introduced friends to this restaurant and now they love taking their friends there too!! We love it!
Service was slow because they had very little staff, but that's understandable with today's labor shortage. Just need to be patient. Food was delicious though!
My family and I were there for Father’s Day. The restaurant was understaffed and the food was terribly expensive for what we got. Not going back.
This was our first time here. Food was fantastic and the server very friendly.
The food we ordered is great and very tasty. Kudos to the chef.
Cafe Istanbul - Plano is rated 4.5 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.