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ISTANBUL

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #93 of 607 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This little cafe is really amazing. People end up going next door to Raices but they don't know what they're missing. Maybe it is because the Cafe looks very small, and there are no people hanging outside trying to lure you in. The food in Isanbul is simply amazing. This is the 2nd time I've eaten there as it was... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Great food with fresh ingredients. Cute decor and casual ambiance. Clean bathrooms. Good service and friendly staff. Will definitely be going back. Great prices fir the quality.

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Bogota, Colombia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Everytime that I visit Puerto Rico, I try to go as many times as I can to this restaurant. My favorite dish is the Ottoman lamb casserole, yummy!!! I have also tried other dishes, and I have never been dissapointed.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I ate there for supper after having fried food at a stand in the rain forest for lunch. We ordered cucumber dip, Turkish apple tea, Greek salad, and lamb pita. All of the food was very good. The Turkish apple tea was wonderful. I had not had it since I was in college, so I was glad... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I visited today, for lunch. The place is small, but clean and simple. The wait for service was rather long, but worth it. We had the cheese borek appetizer and the chicken ottoman casserole and the kofte casserole as main dishes. They were great! No question about it. The prices are rather steep, but since we don't plan on coming... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have to admit, I was quite surprised to find good Middle Eastern food in the middle of Puerto Rico. We ordered Dolma for appetizers (seasoned rice stuffed in grape leaves)... They were fantastic. Probably the best I ever had! For dinner i ordered the gyro, which i was very pleased with. My husband got the chicken curry which had... More

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Meat lover's paradise! And the food tastes amazing! Also the restaurant is open till quite late, so it's good if you wanna roam around Old San Juan for a while and decide to have dinner after 11. The place is bit small but the food is fresh and made from the scratch. Their presentation(food) is pretty interesting!

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Toronto
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144 reviews 144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had the kofta and souvlaki chicken which was delicious, as is their rice. Prices are very reasonable and the portions are large. Service is a little spotty. Took quite some time to get our food and it wasn't a busy day for lunch. Still, it's worth the wait and possibly a return visit although there are lots of other... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Walked in late - they were in closing mode. I asked if they'd serve me and was given a table. I ordered the lamb casserole and 15 mins later it arrived - fantastic is all I can say. Presented on a shallow pan with rice in the middle, lamb pieces and mushrooms surrounding it and two pieces of bread... I... More

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england
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

So good we went one night and there was only us there but the food was great and the waiter, Ivan, was very pleasant. So good we went back again a couple of nights later, it was full and buzzing, great. place. Highly recommended

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