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ISTANBUL

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325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Home Away From Home!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Polat D
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Traverse City
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74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped in Old San Juan for dinner after a long flight. Grabbed a parking spot at the deck on Recinto Sur, and this was almost directly across (across and to the left if you are coming from the parking deck). Small store front and it was empty (but open on a Monday) - Trip Advisor reviews looked good so in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The tastes are delicious, the service super friendly and the location so close to everything, (parking space, cruises, and historical places).

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Road Town, Tortola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

if you like middle eastern food then this is for you! hummus, kebab, and Turkish coffee to finish, small intimate atmosphere. Love it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I'd heard of this place from my uncle so I wanted to try it. It didin't disappoint. The lamb is cooked on a spit so it is soft and juicy. The little bits where it is roasted by the flame enhance the flavor. You can have a sandwich with pita bread or the pita cut up in four pieces and... More 

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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, 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?