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325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
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Ranked #83 of 646 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $35
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Istanbul is a small, simple cafe in Old San Juan. The service is excellent, they have plenty of vegetarian options. The gozleme is amazing!

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San Juan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Service is excellent, prices very affordable. Lamb any way you can think about. Parking lots across the street. Two blocks from cruise ship docks. We did not make reservation. Went on Wednesday night.

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Portland, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

From appetizers like stuffed grape leaves and creamy hummus with piping-hot pita, to tasty lamb and chicken entrees, to homemade baklava for desert, Istanbul provides a marvelous taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of Old San Juan. Service was friendly and fast, portions were plentiful, and the price was right -- two appetizers, two entrees, one glass of wine,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This little cafe is really amazing. People end up going next door to Raices but they don't know what they're missing. Maybe it is because the Cafe looks very small, and there are no people hanging outside trying to lure you in. The food in Isanbul is simply amazing. This is the 2nd time I've eaten there as it was... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Great food with fresh ingredients. Cute decor and casual ambiance. Clean bathrooms. Good service and friendly staff. Will definitely be going back. Great prices fir the quality.

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Bogota, Colombia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Everytime that I visit Puerto Rico, I try to go as many times as I can to this restaurant. My favorite dish is the Ottoman lamb casserole, yummy!!! I have also tried other dishes, and I have never been dissapointed.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I ate there for supper after having fried food at a stand in the rain forest for lunch. We ordered cucumber dip, Turkish apple tea, Greek salad, and lamb pita. All of the food was very good. The Turkish apple tea was wonderful. I had not had it since I was in college, so I was glad... 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 - 35
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

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