Istanbul Café is a well-known Turkish Restaurant in the city of New Haven, Connecticut,
and the Yale University community. Our sole cuisine and claim to fame Authentic Turkish
food as New Haven's first and only Turkish cuisine.
We opened in 1998 and we have steadily improved over the years. In 2001 Adnan Efe, who
had worked in the kitchen as a chef since it opened, bought the place and
made the restaurant more authentic and prettier. He wants to put the restaurant
on a wider level to compete with similar restaurants in the greater New
Haven area. Therefore in 2004, he sponsored and hired Bahar Durusoy as
a business manager. Ms. Bahar is responsible for planning, marketing advertising,
public relations, and to keep track of and replenish staff for our restaurant's
Because we have well-established reputation and provide interesting
menu in our restaurant. Mr. Efe selects the meats himself, prepares with
special care, and marinates with special techniques. It is served instantly
from the charcoal-grill presenting a clean and pleasant atmosphere.
Please, be proud of inviting your guests and friends to impeccable meal at this