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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Istanbul Turkish Restaurant is located in San Juan, PUERTO RICO. We offer a...
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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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Quick Lunch

I wanted to go back, but my wife wouldn't let me. We were in a hurry and stopped for a generous bowl of lentil soup for me and some Imam Bayildi for her, among the vegetarian options. We loved the food and the friendly, fluently English service. I hope to return some time in the future.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Joe L
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Oak Park, Michigan, United States
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Oak Park, Michigan, United States
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98 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted to go back, but my wife wouldn't let me. We were in a hurry and stopped for a generous bowl of lentil soup for me and some Imam Bayildi for her, among the vegetarian options. We loved the food and the friendly, fluently English service. I hope to return some time in the future.

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Thank Joe L
Sioux City, Iowa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were tired of local fare and stopped in on a whim, and we were glad we did. Small, dark, cramped tables and weak air conditioning did not detract from the outstanding food...the chaf even shared a recipe with us!

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Thank CGM51104
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant because I was craving for turkish food ...and the restaurant is small but very good located, the decorations in it isn't amazing but the service its excellent. I can't complain about the food, it was exactly the food I was expecting. We ordered hummus, lamb doner kebab and chicken curry, everything was delicious. I have... More 

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Thank Stephanie L
Chicago, Illinois
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210 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was just OK. Looks like the taste of real Turkish food has been modified to suit the local tastes. Average service.

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Thank ryokogasuki
South Brunswick, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was good restaurant; the food is good. Especially Pitta Bread and Hummus and Chicken Curry with Fried Rice.

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Thank Saidas99
Everett, Washington
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a long wait for lunch, so we made a reservation to go back for a light dinner. Enjoyed the food.

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Thank Oly1010
Puerto Rico
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

For people who like to experiment with different food choices then this is the place to be at! My picky son ate a kebab that was ordered for his taste and they cooked it anyways! Great restaurant!

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Thank jett2712
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

First of all we felt like we were visiting friends rather than going out to eat. Small, intimate restaurant where the host was absolutely terrific - appetizers along with Lentil soup so good. Did I mention that the Pita bread along with the humus - a must. Lamb/ chicken were so good plus the sangria. Simply stated a delicious meal... More 

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Thank Paul R
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Small space but nicely decorated to give turkish ambiance. We had minced spicy lamb kabab, chicken shish kabab & spinach feta cheese appetizer. In desert we had baklava & turkish coffee black. It was one of the best food experience you can find and that too in Puerto rico of all places. Totally recommend. Although bit pricy but awesome food.

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Thank DZbites
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This place has been in OSJ since I can recall but even though I love Turkish food it wasn't until a few days ago that we decided to try it after a long day walking around the city. Must say that the service was outstanding, very welcoming and helpful, the food was delicious and flavorful, but the best part was... 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, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, 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?