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Cafe 34 Istanbul


8255 International Dr.
144 B
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 601-7712
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Cafe 34 Istanbul is an elevated halal bar and eatery with old world decor, Turkish cuisine, a hookah lounge, and they are open 24 hours.

The executive chefs here have years of experience in making some fine foods that highlight Turkey's geographical and cultural boundaries. The dishes served up here are inspired by the fresh and local ingredients one would find at a Turkish farmer’s market mixed with organic imported spices from Turkey.

The menu here is a Halal menu. Halal is Arabic for permissible. Halal food is that which adheres to Islamic law, as defined in the Koran. Therefore, halal foods are foods that are allowed to be consumed under Islamic dietary guidelines.

Appetizers served up at Cafe Istanbul range from Hummus, Dolma(Stuffed Grape Leaves), Baba Ganoush, Tabouli and Falafel. Entrees start with classic items like Doner Platters with chicken, beef or lamb, Shish Kebab’s served in a variety ways, Lamb Chops, and Kofte(Turkish Meatballs).

They serve traditional Turkish Coffee and Tea here, in addition to having a full bar with a variety of cocktail selections and of course they also carry Efes Pilsen beer, brewed in Izmir Turkey as well as a large variety of Hookah flavors to enjoy at the table. 


We started with a combo plate of cold appetizers and dips with Hummus, Shakshuka(sauteed eggplant dip), Ezme, a Turkish salsa, Tzatziki dip and Haydari. This was very flavorful and unique, and a great way to sample a few different items.

From the hot appetizer section we enjoyed the selection of Pacanga, which is a Yufka dough wrapped with Turkish Pastrami, tomatoes, pepper and kashkaval cheese, and sides of Cigar Borek made with Feta cheese rolled into filo pastry dough.

The Grilled Hellem at Cafe 34 Istanbul is pretty damn good. It’s a grilled Hellim cheese with fresh tomatoes on top. It is slightly crispy and a tad chewy, but with really great textures and flavor. 

This is the big boy of the day... the Meat Coma inducing combo platter with Lamb Kebab, Beef Doner, Beef Shish Kabob, Turkish Meatballs, Lamb Chops and Chicken Doner. Everything was really good with great flavors, and this is also really great to share at the table with guests.

Of course when you get Turkish food, you can't forget the desserts, like this Kunefe that is a most delicious oven shredded pastry with soft cheese filling in thick syrup. They have Baklava and Sultac, a rice pudding dessert available as well. 

There is some space inside Cafe 34 Istanbul, but the vast majority of the seats are on the large patio that seats 150. This is where all the action takes place with plenty of room and seating at the bar as well.

Stop by Cafe 34 Istanbul and immerse yourself in not only good food and conversation, but in a vibe that truly captures the essence of Turkey, right here in the heart of Orlando, and they are open 24 hours.


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