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ISTANBUL

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325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Experience

A student told me about this restaurant in Old San Juan - and I wasn't disappointed. There were lots of choices for vegetarians and the food was authentic and tasty. The owner, Ibrahim was attentive and helpful. Don't miss this experience if you are in Puerto Rico.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Annette W
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Castle Rock, WA
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Castle Rock, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A student told me about this restaurant in Old San Juan - and I wasn't disappointed. There were lots of choices for vegetarians and the food was authentic and tasty. The owner, Ibrahim was attentive and helpful. Don't miss this experience if you are in Puerto Rico.

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Huntington, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

during my recent stay in Puerto Rico I stumbled upon this restaurant in Old San Juan. There is in and outside seating available. The menu does not offer any seafood. There is a lot of lamb entrees as well as chicken and beef. The ambiance is cozy and colorful in a very traditional way. Service is excellent and prompt. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent place excellent service will definetely go back and recommend. We are planning to go back to visit PR again and look forward to visit this place again. A must go.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?