Izz Cafe

14 George's Quay, Ballintemple, Cork T12 EY24
$ Middle Eastern

Reservations

Booking Notes:

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Business Info

  • Address: 14 George's Quay, Ballintemple, Cork T12 EY24
  • Cross Street: Izz Cafe, 14 Georges Quay, Cork
  • Cuisine: Lebanese | Middle Eastern |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 021 229 0689
  • Features: Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Tea Service, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Vegetarian, Quick Bite,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 2513 votes

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Feb 26, 2024
Ciara K.
Amazing as always

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Feb 18, 2024
Harry M.
Fabulous food and flavours. Portions too large to eat, despite the taste

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2024
Laura O.
Gorgeous fresh food, lively atmosphere and lovely wait staff. We’ll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2024
Noreen H.
We loved Izz. The food was amazing. Probably the best Hummus I've had this side of Jordan. And the pastries were to die for!

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Feb 11, 2024
Aymen B.
Very good

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Feb 10, 2024
Mairéad M.
Every visit here is phenomenal - the biggest challenge is to not over-order because everything looks great. Staff are friendly and atmosphere is chilled with a little background buzz. A gem in Cork's dining experiences.

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Feb 09, 2024
Kamila B.
Absolutely delicious food! Can’t wait to come back for more. Wonderfully balanced spices and flavors.

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Feb 08, 2024
Susan D.
It was delicious and can't wait for my next visit.

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Feb 07, 2024
Ayman S.
Great food

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Feb 04, 2024
fRANK l.
Excellent food served by excellent helpful staff. Restaurant is comfortable and in very good value for money. We will be back soon. Ceasefire Now.

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Feb 02, 2024
Benedetta C.
Perfect as always!

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Jan 21, 2024
Laura O.
Just loved it.. went with my adult daughter, shared the taster platter, delicious food, generous portions, reasonably priced.. looking forward to our next visit already!

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Jan 11, 2024
Meabh O.
Delicious as Always!! Best food in Cork!!

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Jan 07, 2024
Billy O.
Loved my food, loved my friend’s food. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Lovely, open, welcoming atmosphere. Need to now work my way through everything on the menu.

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Jan 07, 2024
Sarah M.
Lovely cafe serving amazing, high quality food! Staff were very friendly and there was a nice chilled atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Dec 31, 2023
Samuel C.
A great place and will certainly go again

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Dec 24, 2023
Claire B.
Love the new extension! And the Spinach was delicious

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Dec 17, 2023
Jane D.
Absolutely delicious. Lovely staff. Great bags of zaatar etc to buy too

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Dec 15, 2023
Kelli M.
This was our first time having authentic Palestinian food and wr loved it. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. I wish we lived in Cork so we could eat here all the time. Saoirse don Phalaistín!

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Dec 11, 2023
Eluska F.
Great food, lovely place and very friendly service. Thank you!!

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Dec 08, 2023
Donna H.
Gorgeous flavours and an authentic feel!

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Dec 04, 2023
Dioza d.
The food was amazing. And the staff was so nice. Would 100% recommend to other people

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Dec 04, 2023
Meriem A.
Can't fault it. Every experience is wonderful. A firm favourite with me and my friends

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2023
Luke W.
Amazing as always!

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Dec 03, 2023
Aoife S.
Food and atmosphere was amazing

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Dec 02, 2023
Adrienne R.
Loved our lunch here. Fabulous table in corner by the window. Treated like a special guest by all staff. Food delicious and generous portions. Delighted to see this restaurant expand its footprint and will be back for sure. Thank you izz cafe.

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Nov 26, 2023
Taher A.
Food was amazing and delicious with the best service.

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Nov 25, 2023
Declan K.
What a fantastic experience! The food is mouth wateringly delicious. We can't wait to go back. The staff can't do enough for you, ensuring your experience is to a high standard. The restaurant setting is comfortable and warmly decorated. We had one starter, two mains, and one dessert, between the two of us, all for less than €50. 5 star restaurant*****

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Nov 24, 2023
Ciara S.
Me and my dad had the most amazing time, everyone was so accommodating and really ensured we had the perfect experience trying Palestinian food

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Nov 23, 2023
Justine L.
Amazing place, service, food and drinks! Couldn't recommend more

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 23, 2023
Jana C.
I think my daughter ordered the wrong food for her taste buds. She had the Zataar which she too oregano-y but its prob her taste buds as I said, overall fab as usual.

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Nov 21, 2023
Doreen L.
beautiful food in a lovely atmosphere!

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Nov 19, 2023
Margaret O.
A very enjoyable lunch. Food amazing. Very relaxing atmosphere

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Nov 17, 2023
Amanda M.
Food was so delicious and flavourful, staff were lovely and it was great value. Cannot wait to come back

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Nov 17, 2023
Grant G.
Such incredible food, ordered things we would never usually eat and everything was delicious. Never disappoints

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Nov 12, 2023
Fanny C.
Perfect, thank you :)

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Nov 11, 2023
Claire M.
Excellent as always

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Nov 05, 2023
Brian B.
Great lunch spot, always a favourite easily seen why they have to turn walk-ins away

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2023
Qwareer R.
For table agent, they were undergoing renovation and no table was booked. In fact there was no place in there. The owners were polite enough to let us stand in a corner to take away our order until it was prepared.

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Oct 08, 2023
Ciara K.
I love Izz cafe

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Oct 02, 2023
Sinead B.
We enjoyed a fabulous tasting platter that left us full but highly satisfied. The variety of the platter allowed us to taste many dishes which we would definetly order again!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2023
Nóra N.
Lovely food at a reasonable price. We ll be back, thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2023
Laurie S.
Always amazing food at Izz Cafe and great service.

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Sep 15, 2023
Diego P.
We have taken food to take away from Cafe Izz before, and it's always delicious, but the dine in experience takes it to a different level. We will definitely go there more often.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2023
Niall S.
Great food as always. Thank you

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Sep 02, 2023
Sharon M.
Gorgeous food.

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Aug 27, 2023
David M.
The food and coffee was was very good. The staff were nice. Thank you

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Aug 23, 2023
Gerry B.
I've eaten in Izz before and the food is always great. I brought guests from the USA and they loved the food, had to hold them back from eating the food on other people's tables. Lovely restaurant, great addition to Cork. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2023
Carol F.
I love this kind of food, if any thing portions are too generous. I will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2023
Richard S.
Excellent freshly prepared food with very friendly staff

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Aug 03, 2023
Martina C.
Phenomenal experience. Food, service everything was just perfect.

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Jul 31, 2023
Anne D.
Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, family run, excellent value for money. A wonderful experience, will be back.

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Jul 29, 2023
Stella K.
Amazing food, great service and prices. It's my favourite restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2023
Jennifer I.
Everything was brilliant! Thanks very much for the anniversary treat also!

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Jul 23, 2023
Jessica M.
Absolutely divine, excellent service

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Jul 21, 2023
Michelle W.
wonderful food

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Jul 15, 2023
Dwayne B.
Loved every bite!! Can't wait to go back.

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Jul 15, 2023
Angela R.
We really enjoyed our lunch and found the food utterly delicious. We ordered regular espresso coffee wich was average but later realised that arabic coffee is also seved . Having never eaten Palestinian food it might be nice to offer this to the uninitiated. We will definitely be back .

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Jul 15, 2023
Claire H.
Wonderful food as always, friendly service and a great atmosphere. We will definitely be back

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Jul 12, 2023
John T.
I am very happy with you guys!!! Unbelievable food, very authentic, we are coming back regularly!!!

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Jul 09, 2023
Chris H.
Great sharing platter!

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Jul 09, 2023
Sorcha C.
I came here after work to meet a friend. The atmosphere was relaxed, the staff was efficient and friendly, and the food was fresh and delicious. I'll be back.

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Jul 03, 2023
Nina B.
We highly recommend to add a visit at Izz Cafe and it’s incredible friendly and professional Team right on top of your To-Do-List! We loved the delicious, high quality food. All dishes were fresh prepared, decorated with creativity and the size of the meals was very generous. Also the service was excellent from the warm welcome until we left the restaurant. Izz Cafe is a small and incredible cozy restaurant. Certainly one of the most precious culinary gems in Cork. Our advise for a guaranteed fantastic experience is to make a reservation online beforehand. The amount of tables is limited and therefore easily/quickly filled by walk-ins. We are definitely looking forward to our next culinary excursion at Izz Cafe.

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Jun 27, 2023
SAWERA R.
THE BEST

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Jun 19, 2023
Leon K.
The flavours of the food, and the colours was amazing.

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Jun 08, 2023
Aean G.
Can’t fault it, gorgeous food. Quick service. The only downside is the amount of people coming with no reservation. Hopefully they’ve plans to expand.

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Jun 07, 2023
Maria victoria D.
Amazing food and service. Totally recommended. Thanks team for the amazing experience

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Jun 03, 2023
Sumaiya S.
Izz Cafe is the best in Cork City.

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May 28, 2023
Mick L.
another spectacular meal at Izz. Never fails to hit the spot

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May 26, 2023
Eilis S.
Great original authentic fresh Palestinian food.. good atmosphere excellent service lovely friendly owner and staff..def revisit thank you

Overall: 10/10
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May 20, 2023
Liz C.
Loved everything. Service, staff food. Obviously therefore can't offer any suggestions as to how you can improve

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May 15, 2023
Ronan D.
Love everything about Izz cafe.

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May 07, 2023
Audrey B.
Good quality food very tasty. Will go there again

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Apr 30, 2023
Paulina P.
loved every single thing! Thank you!

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Apr 29, 2023
Gerlene K.
Lovely spending my 47th birthday there with my husband and son! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 27, 2023
Kieran C.
Delicious food, very friendly and helpful staff. Was so good we bought more when leaving for lunch the next day.

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Apr 16, 2023
Lisa d.
Outstanding food, fabulous staff and great value for money. Cannot recommend enough.

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Apr 08, 2023
Christina Y.
Delicious and authentic food

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Apr 03, 2023
Georgina C.
Only found this gem recently and just love the food. Staff are super friendly too.

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Mar 29, 2023
Philip H.
Wonderful food always

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Mar 20, 2023
Mary C.
Food was lovely.

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Mar 13, 2023
Merieme B.
As always, never disappointed by Izz café! I took 2 friends going there for the 1st time and they loved it! The food always have been great and they managed to make it even better! I highly recommend the place.

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Mar 12, 2023
Helen F.
Great opportunity to taste this delicious Eastern food Wonderful hummus and baklava

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2023
Claudia K.
I enjoyed another delicious lunch at my new favourite Cork eatery. I look forward to my next trip to Izz so I can try some of the other tempting treats on your menu. The flatbread is wonderful. Thankyou, Claudia

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Feb 26, 2023
William B.
A1. Always excellent

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Feb 16, 2023
Nancy L.
great dinner, will go back another time to try the desserts.

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Feb 14, 2023
Eileen N.
Beautiful food atmosphere and spotless

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Feb 13, 2023
Ana paula D.
My experience at Izz Cafe was amazing, the food was so delicious and well served! The cinnamon roll is the best one I ever ate in my life!! Would highly recommend this place!!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2023
Ramsey S.
The best place to dine in Cork city! This is a must visit when you are in Cory city. Delicious authentic Palestinian cuisine, make sure you book a table before you go, as it is very popular among the locals :)

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2023
Nadia K.
Excellent dishes - One of my fav in town!

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Feb 05, 2023
Sharon G.
First visit to Izz Cafe and certainly plan on coming back. The service was so good and food was exceptional. I’m just sorry it took me so long to go there!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2023
Laurie S.
Outstanding food and service

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Jan 26, 2023
Janet T.
Delicious lunch, lovely atmosphere, thank you Team Izz Café :-)

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2023
Nancy C.
Fabulous food in a nice friendly environment. Casual dining at its best.

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Jan 12, 2023
Claudia K.
Finally we managed to make the long journey (for us) to this highly recommended cafe, and we weren't disappointed. There was a broad choice on the menu all at a good price point, and now I want to return to try so many of the other dishes. My vegetarian choice was utterly delicious, and it was a generous quantity for the main course. They justly deserve their great reputation: lucky Cork having top class Palestinian food in the heart of the city. I am eagerly planning my return.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 23, 2022
Thomas R.
Excellent experience, great food.

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Dec 23, 2022
Sue v.
The food is really full of flavour, and the staff are welcoming. On both occasions I’ve been recently, I’ve had to bring home a cinnamon roll for later - so delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2022
Karzan Z.
Excellent!

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Dec 21, 2022
Diarmuid O.
Great atmosphere, great service, great scran. Need nothing more

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Dec 17, 2022
Liam L.
Love the food and experience every time