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ISTANBUL

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325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
Today
12:30 pm - 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

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
The best Turkish food and great for vegetarians/Brahmins/desis

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Harish K
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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NYC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Mayaguez, PR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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?