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lokanta helvetia

General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 245 87 80
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (7 reviews)
“your plate” (9 reviews)
“turkish food” (9 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This place is super nice.. very good for vegeterians .. they have lots of choices to put in 1 dish.. i usually take 5 different stuff in 1 plate and price is around 15 Turkish Liras.. theres also free water and bread at the tables...More

Thank Babak S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This is a true hidden gem in one of Karakoy's alleys close to Galata tower. Its a cosy small resturant where you get the homemade taste of food where you have many choices to fill your plate with five from them. Its also a great...More

Thank Saqr A
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Food is delicious! 15tl you can choose five dishes in a plate. Service is great and host is very friendly.

Thank lee l
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Will definitely visit again. Good food for good price and lots of variety! Glad that we found it before we leave.

Thank Lei W
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Helvetia was one of my favorite lunch restaurant in Taksim area l used to go quite often.. they where clean delicious, fresh ingrediend and friendly... thats whay l use to go often... But after a while l vent there yesterday and was totally disappointed..taste of...More

Thank Devula
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A remarkable deal: Fill your plate with your choice of delicious home-cooked food for a few liras. When I lived in Istanbul, this was one of my favorite regular spots to eat. Food and staff lovely. A good bet for vegetarians.

Thank Dana Loustalot D
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is the best value for your lira that I have found in Istanbul. For less than 20 lira, you are given a plate with five dishes of your choice, all delicious, along with bread and water. As a vegetarian, I always have plenty of...More

Thank Andrew V
Reviewed 19 November 2016

friendly staff. relatively clean place. food is different than what you get in Istanbul. Turkish food, with a small twist.

Thank AdylicousUK
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

There is good variety of homemade mostly vegetarian dishes. You can chose up to 5 for one plate (for between 12 and 15 TLY). Bread and water are served free of charge. Staff is nice but not all of them speak English. You can pay...More

Thank Daria K
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A lovely place where you can choose from different dishes, all very tasteful. Staff nice, relaxed atmosphere, really cheap.

Thank Petra_Zuidwijk
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 245 87 80
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