4200 Wade Green Rd NW Ste 172, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (404) 431-6053
Cafe Istanbul 2
Cafe Istanbul 2 - Kennesaw
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Coffee House, Take Out, Cafeterias, Healthy
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
The staff is beautiful, charming and of course helpful.
There are about 40 floor tables with pillows, a dance floor, private party room and standard dinner tables.
Kind of loud, but in a fun way. They do have a DJ.
Saturday is definitely a bustling time to come.
Good beer, wine and cocktail menu.
Hookah is a must!
What a dump! My wife and I went there because we had a coupon. Imagine walking in the door and finding yourself in some cheesy overpriced Mediterranean restaurant like you'd find in Buckhead, except no good looking people in this one! It turns out they were going to have a DJ that night, they had iced down beer tubs and several of the staff walking around and what appeared to be the staffs' kids running around as well. The host said we could sit anywhere so we sat at one of the "low" tables where you have to sit Indian style. No lie, there were literally only 2 other tables of customers in the restaurant, so basically empty. So we waited and waited and waited without getting waited on. No one even came over and asked us for our drink order. Meanwhile we watched the staff playing around and playing with their kids and talking, but no one helped us. I have NO patience for waiting around and getting crappy service in a dead restaurant so we got up and left. I guess they were more concerned with the anticipation of their other 3 guests showing up that night for their cheesy Wanna be nightclub DJ party!
The owner is a monster. I saw him yelling at a couple about some stupid groupon deal. He has a nasty temper, which does not fly in the restaurant business. I've waited tables for 8 yrs, I should know. Also my food was stone cold when I got it. The only plus I could see was the belly dancer and unique decor.
Ehh, so the decor is nice and the food is pretty good. Where they really get you is the pocket book. Also there were way too many teenage kids there smoking and being loud. I felt like I was in high school again. It was kind of disappointing really. Not planning on going back any time soon.
I also bought a groupon for the place to use with my boy friend. Our experiance at the restaurant was the worst ever. When we tried to pay there was an issue with our check. The waiter brought the owner over to our table, where we had a 15 minute arguement with the most angry Turkish man I have ever had the misfortune to meet. He told us that groupon had messed up the coupon and that the offer was not stated correctly online. Rather than accomodating us for the mistake, he got angry at us when we insisted that it was unfair to charge us full price. In the end we got charged nearly twice what we should have been charged. Also I agree the food and the prices are both terrible.
I have bought 3 Groupon coupons for this place because it is right down the street from where we live and we love medeterranian food. First, when we arrived at the place, it took 10 minutes to get adjusted to the darkness, no light, no offer from the waitress to light the candle on the table or nothing. We ordered food and when I have gotten my Gyro's, I was floored. They where the worst I have ever tasted in my life, I could have just taken a sip of my water, would have been the same. No flavor, no taste, no seasoning, it was awful. The french fries where ok if they would have had any salt on them or if there would have been any salt to use to put on them. We did have also other dishes and they all where on the bad side, no flavor, taste, even the white sauce for the Gyro's had no flavouring whatsoever, we where so dissapointed. Food totally overpriced. I have bought 3 groupons and I will hope that I can somehow get my money back. Even if they would give it to me I wouldn't want. Tip to the Cafe: if you want to keep the place going, please make some major changes in your kitchen and also in the staff