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325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
Today
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Istanbul Turkish Restaurant is located in San Juan, PUERTO RICO. We offer...
Istanbul Turkish Restaurant is located in San Juan, PUERTO RICO. We offer a large variety of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine! We take reservations and we do take out! Lunch specials every weekday, except hollydays.
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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food in Old San Juan

We stopped at Istanbul in Old San Juan for dinner prior to our cruise. It is a very small dining room, but we found tables for our group of 12. The wait staff were very nice and helpful. The food did take awhile to arrive, but once it did, the delay was forgotten. All the items we ate were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Lilfield3
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Superb desserts like baklava and the coffee is exellent The place is too small and we wait for our main dishes a little more than we expected

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped at Istanbul in Old San Juan for dinner prior to our cruise. It is a very small dining room, but we found tables for our group of 12. The wait staff were very nice and helpful. The food did take awhile to arrive, but once it did, the delay was forgotten. All the items we ate were delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The place has this wonderful ambiance Mediterranean music. The food is great. The service is friendly. Prepare to wait a little bit, but it's worth every minute. Lamb chops are excellent, hummus is great. Great place to visit and enjoy. Ahhh!!! Almost forgot!!! Beer is cold too.

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Fox Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This place was amazing. My wife and I ate here because I wanted lamb. Not only was the lamb delicious, but the homemade raspberry lemonade was the best I've tasted. The service was first class. We are planning to go back after our cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I am sitting here as I write this at the Istanbul Restaurant, and I can not get enough of how amazing this place is. Istanbul takes me back to Turkey and how mom use to cook for us. I have never been more satisfied with my meal overseas! If you want good hospitality and great food come to Istanbul, and... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you're looking for high quality mediterranean food and excellent service, Istanbul is an excellent option in old san juan. The restaurant is relatively small (offers outdoor seating as well) and very cozy. The food was excellent (nice variety of mediterranean appetizers and main dishes). Very friendly staff too. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food was amazing, the doner plate was amazing I would recommend it as mostly the food in the area are pretty much the same and they offered a different flavor in San Juan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I and my wife were craving for vegetarian food and the best we could find was this. We are south indians visiting from Boston. Not only is the cost reasonable but their food is the most tasteful of all Turkish cuisines we have had before in Boston area. The server Ibrahim was more than helpful. If you are desi then... More 

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Basildon UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had intended to eat Puerto Rican on our last night but found this place and we were not disappointed. Very good food, friendly staff, it rounded off perfectly our holiday. If you want something a bit different try this - you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We love to eat Mediterranean food, and in San Juan ate here and at Ali Baba (also good, see separate review). We started with the hummus appetizer and it was creamy and flavorful, with fresh pita. Main course was shish kebab and mixed grill, also very good, not too salty which can sometimes be an issue. Had turkish coffee and... More 

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Additional Information about ISTANBUL

Address: 325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-722-5057
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $35
Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-5057

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $35
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget

Description

Istanbul Turkish Restaurant is located in San Juan, PUERTO RICO. We offer a large variety of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine! We take reservations and we do take out! Lunch specials every weekday, except hollydays.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?