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Café Istanbul - Closed

5450 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209


  • Daily 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Dallas' most popular Turkish restaurant opens in the suburbs, and it's even better than the original. Designer space and classic Mediterranean fare, from dolmas to the famous Iskender Kebap.

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  • Eat This: Café Istanbul's Joyous Combo of Grilled Lamb, Eggplant, and Cheese
    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:13 a.m. by Brian Reinhart

    The last time I visited my family in Turkey, my grandmother made me hünkar begendi. The name means “Sultan’s delight.” You can tell it will be good because an all-powerful dictator gets exactly what he wants. What is hünkar begendi ...

  • Café Istanbul, a Staple on Lovers, Gets a Makeover (Photos)
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 11:01 a.m. by Lauren Drewes Daniels

    Café Istanbul has been in the Inwood Village Shopping Center on Lovers Lane for over 15 years, but this summer regulars found their go-to Mediterranean spot closed for renovations. When the restaurant reopened in mid-October,...

  • Mid-Rift Crisis
    Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 3 a.m. by Dave Faries

    If there's one thing we've learned from our current leadership, it's the infallibility of America's worldview. We characterize the French as weak-willed surrender monkeys because they are--simple as that. Russians drink to excess; B...

  • Turkish delight
    Thursday, August 10, 1995 at 4 a.m. by Mary Brown Malouf

    One of my favorite food memories is eating a cucumber on the street in Istanbul. It was hot, we were tired out by haggling in the Grand Bazaar, discouraged by the experience of being blonde in Turkey, and tired of avoiding fresh fru...


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