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For over six years, Chicago residents have flocked to Istanbul Cafe for delicious, authentic Turkish cuisine.

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ABC 7 Chicago| Cafe Istanbul attracts plenty of Turkish people, due mainly to its atmosphere and outstanding food

ABC 7 Chicago| Cafe Istanbul attracts plenty of Turkish people, due mainly to its atmosphere and outstanding food

ABC 7 food reporter Steve Dolinsky checked out the restaurant with the Turkish Consul General in Chicago

The Food Guy: A Different Type of Kebab

The Food Guy: A Different Type of Kebab

In Wicker Park, the cooks at Café Istanbul say they’re the only ones making cag kebab in the U.S., and it’s hard to find proof otherwise.

Cafe Istanbul in Wicker Park tastes like home for turkish expats

Cafe Istanbul in Wicker Park tastes like home for turkish expats

About 40,000 Turkish expats live in the Midwest, a quarter of them in Chicago. Some of them are restaurateurs, making the same delicious food from back home.