Attentiong seeking read my review first
Posted on 04 / 30 / 2012
I think this review will be a much bigger critique of the vegan kolektiv of istanbul and happy cow reviewers in general than of the place itself.
Shall we start with the "restaurant" first, then?
It is a tiny tiny place well of the beaten path, and quite the distance from the center of the city. It is more like a place a hairdresser would use for his tiny barbershop then where you'd expect to go to eat.
The food lacks almost any and all spices. The drinks are wishy washy at best. The rations are laughable... seriously? the vegan burger is smaller than a burger at mcdeath's. we ordered three dishes for the three of us, and when they arrived i think we should have ordered all three for EACH of us.
but maybe it's better, because it tastes so bland you wouldn't like to eat much of it anyways.
BUT the staff is super friendly and helpful. They even gave us tips on how to improve our domestic soymilk.
Still , that leaves little in the wake of the fact that we left hungry and unsatisfied and ten euros shorter.
Which may not be much in istanbul, but it certainly is money that will get you stuffed via local food.
And then, to highlight this inglorious event, they have no bathroom. No toilet. No handwashy. No pee pee. WTF?
People who rate this place FIVE stars? Seriously? Wtf is wrong with you? Do you people EAT , at all? Have you ever been to a place where you go when you're hungry, and leave when you're happy and stuffed? If you're the kind of person who prefers high quality food in regular-person quantitities, you might want to reconsider believing all the other reviewers who rated this place with five stars.
super friendly and helpful staff