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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
Authentic and DELISH!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Guytheman
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Road Town, Tortola
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Road Town, Tortola
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Harrogate
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We had such a delicious meal. Everything tasted so fresh and perfectly cooked. Amazing flavours and great presentation. Service was very friendly and efficient. We will return - again!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you feel like trying Turkish style food you can eat at Istanbul Restaurant in Old San Juan. Their lamb wraps with homemade fresh dill yogurt sauce are a delight or if you are a vegetarian you might enjoy their eggplant mouse. The typical Turkish Tea is a delight as well as their honey sweet desert.

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Edmonton, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was quite disappointed with last night's dinner and breakfast this morning. And so decided to break the mold and try this Turkish restaurant that is quite highly rated on Tripadvisor. I was actually not very hungry but wanted to try the Anatolian Lamb Stew. It was so good that I finished all of it rice and pita all! Ambience... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Friendly environment. Great food, good prices. Close to Sheraton in Old Town. Great place for families or a romantic dinner..

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Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After sampling local food for a week, we wanted something different and stumbled onto Istanbul Restaurant. It was a pleasant surprise. Food was great (especially anything with eggplant). Excellent service.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten here several times. It's ouour favorite lunch spot in old San Juan. Awesome hummus, Greek salas and lentil soup. My husband always goes for the lamb wrap and loves it. If you're in the city and in need of lunch give this spot a try!

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Istanbul was one of the best restaurants I went to in San Juan and some of the best Middle Eastern food I've ever had! We went for dinner and loved it so much that we went back for lunch a few days later. This is a small but really friendly place right in the heart of Old San Juan. It's... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you are tire of Mofongo, pass by. We ate delicious Caciki, Dolma, Doner and Greek Salad. The best.

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