Time Out says
Openned in December 2010, Govinda Istanbul has already managed to make a name for itself as one of the most wholesome vegetarian restaurants in Istanbul. For starters, this is one of the only restaurants in the city to offer a Meat Free Monday special. Each week, you get 50% off on vegan/vegetarian plates with four tasty, healthy dishes on Monday. But no matter what day of the week it is, you won’t find any chicken, fish or egg on the menu. Instead, what you’ll find at Govinda Istanbul are reasonably-priced vegetarian favourites such as falafel, veggie burgers and salads as well as the best of light Indian cuisine in the form of samosas, rice dishes and lassi (yogurt-based drink served sweet or salty). We hear their vegan cake and cookies are a must-try.