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Istanbul Cafe

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1850 Lawrenceville Hwy Ste 100, Decatur, GA 30033-5738
+1 404-320-0054
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I went to this cafe last night for my friend's Birthday. I had a great time. I enjoyed the authentic atmosphere. The Belly Dancer was great. I am sure that I will come back again.

Thank Lauren O
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you are looking for a place with a great atmosphere, definitely come here. There's a belly dancer that dances with fire on her head, hookah, great cultural music and fun. You'll be dancing the night away. The decor is beautiful and it's cool to sit on the floor with comfy pillows!

Thank tbgem26
st louis
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

this is a turkish restaurant that has a great bar, outdoor seating, and, the best part: the restaurant area. comfy pillows to sit on all around knee-high tables in darkened rooms make for a great atmosphere to eat some yummy mediterranean food, smoke some hookah, drink turkish coffee and watch bellydancers. and there's valet parking when the place gets busy.

Thank K S
New York City, New York, United States
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My friends introduced me to this place as they know I love to smoke hookah. The place is cool with lots of floor seating. The hookah was nice. It took me back to my days in middle East. The staff was nice and friendly. I shared a platter of mixed grill with my friend. The food was okay, nothing special.... More 

Thank insanehussein
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Hookah belly dancers liquor food Everything is awesome Been here 8-9 times with friends and a regular visitor Nice environment for crowd by sitting on the floor with hookah We get the feeling of sitting inside the bars in turkey

1 Thank Pavan V
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167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The food is mediocre Turkish food, nothing to write home about. The atmosphere is pleasant, kind of folksy. The good part is when the belly dancer comes out. On our visit, she was beautiful and talented and offset the mediocrity of the food. If you don't mind a sexy woman in an abbreviated costume gyrating in front of your ten-year... More 

Thank Daniel G
Prescott, Arizona, United States
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Good music. Horrible staff We made a reservation for two people for 10:00 PM and the staff completely disregarded our reservation and we did not get the seats on the floor. After settling for a table, the waiter took 35 minutes to take our order. The hookah wasn't set properly either. Overall, a horrible experience. Very unprofessional and chaotic atmosphere.... More 

Thank Purugaur
Mobile, Alabama
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

went in saturday night payed $5 for parking, was told there is no table or place available and will have to wait at the front. So i waited and then saw few people leaving, asked a hostess if i can sit there she said sure and she cleaned the table for me. Few minutes later a guy host comes by... More 

Thank WillRateYou
Atlanta GA
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We went for an office party. We were on time. The person who was at the front had written the name of the host wrong. We were seated on the floor with cushions. Soon our host arrived and told the management that he had booked a room with tables. We were a party of about 12 to 14 people.The drinks... More 

Thank usdoc1
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

This was a really fun place. When we got there, we were a little apprehensive about the lack of lighting and guests. We decided to kick back and relax and give it a try. Turned out to be a lot of fun. Good service, great food and a good time. The place soon packed out and the belly dancer put... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Halal
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1850 Lawrenceville Hwy Ste 100, Decatur, GA 30033-5738
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-320-0054

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