We were looking for something different this afternoon to go to dinner. Ran across a coupon for Cafe Istanbul 3, at 2880 Holcomb's Bridge Rd. We decided to try it for dinner. The owner, Kalo greeted & seated us. We didn't know much about the menu but Kalo came over & offered to make us dinner. Everything came out on little plates. Starting with pita bread with different spreads, followed with meat, salad, rice(delicious). We were told to eat with our fingers Everything he brought to our table was fabulous!! The prices are very reasonable. This is our new favorite place!!! I highly recommend Cafe Istanbul 3 if you love great food or just need a change from your every day dinner places.
I actually love this Cafe Istanbul location! There are a few others, but the service in Alpharetta is always good. If you arrive before 8, hookah is half price ($15 vs $30) which is awesome when you're with friends. The food isn't bad, and they do some food on happy hour as well. This location is in a large plaza with ample parking, so it's always easy to find a spot! The inside is very traditional, with floor seating as well as tables, and there are frequently parties going on. There's a DJ on the weekends, but it's not too loud during the week. Very accommodating and affordable.
Fantastic food...especia barque! The tea is yummy and I've gotten some experience with belly dancer. it was beautiful. I want take my son to witness the the belly dancers and I would actually like to inquire where they go to class to learn because I would love to start belly dancing. But if you're reading this you should definitely go check out this awesome new venue.
Soooo my daughter is crazy and cool and so is her mother! So she decided to bring me here for Mother's day! We had a ball! Food was sooooo amazing! Service was just ok, they paid more attention to the large party of beautiful Persians! Anyway it was still awesome and I loved the entertainment! The Belly dancer was awesome! Did I mention the food was awesome?!!! Yes it was! I had the Mediterranean Chicken, the Hubby had Sautéed Shrimp and my daughter has the Spinach Pizza! The Hookah was also great!!
I have had kibobs and I have had hummus - but I have never eaten such authentic Turkish food in such a fun environment. This location is OTP but has such charm and is like a hidden gem. First, the dining area is a mixed bag of tables with pillows and whatnot on the floor to have an intimate experience with close friends. There is also a bar and regular dining area with tables and booths. When the weather is cooperative people can eat outside - but to be honest with music and entertainment like this why would you! Here you can enjoy different flavors of hookah, eclectic music, and even belly dancers.
Ok so aside from the entertainment how's the food? AMAZING! we started out with an appetizer including seasoned, toasted pita bread with dips such as hummus and boba ganush. The spelling is probably wrong and I'm sorry!
For entree I went all out and ordered lamb kabobs. It was served with salad and rice. My friend ordered chicken kabobs. Everything was so good I ate it all and I might burst!
In addition to the entertainment and food, the service cannot be beat. Locally owned, this restaurant strives to meet your needs and seeks your feedback to continue to give you the best.
One of my favorite hookah spots. I've been going there there since moving to
Norcross in 2013 but been going to the Lawrenceville location before then. I love sitting on the floor and loveeeee how tall the hookahs are.... I spent NYE 2017 there and my friends had an amazing time!!! Definitely will continue to go there with my friends!!!
This place was absolutely perfect. I loved the vibe, customer service, and decor. I'd definitely come back with a group of friends when I just want to hang out and relax. The drinks were affordable and amazing!
Music is upbeat, food is awesome and people smiley. Its a place tp have exotic and wonderful Birthday.
Cafe Istanbul is a great location to go enjoy a fun evening. If you want great food in a great environment, this should be one of the top places that you think of. Lots of people having fun, enjoying good company, and making fun memories. I brought my brother here to catch up on life and left with a fun memory. Highly recommend!
One thing I absolutely hate is paying for coals. They are the only one that I know of who charge for coal.
Such a beautiful and fun restaurant. We loved sitting in the pillow room and enjoyed the music and atmosphere. We will definitely be returning.
I love this place! I have never eaten at a restaurant like this and let me just say "wow"! This couldn't be any better, the food or the experience. I give a 5 out of 5 because the server is super sweet, the food is great, the hookah is tasty, the placebis clean and it was better than expected. Great place