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Iskender

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Soganli Botanik Park No:1 | Iskender Efendi Konagi, Bursa 16190, Turkey
+90 444 1 867
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Inventor of Doner Kebab. Est 1867.
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
They have mastered one thing

First things first, they have one option and only one option - Iskender of course. They have certainly mastered that and it was tasty. With that said we felt the overall experience was pretty average. The service was average at best with the waiters lacking any sort of personality. We felt... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Yakup A
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Adana, Turkey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Adana, Turkey
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

First things first, they have one option and only one option - Iskender of course. They have certainly mastered that and it was tasty. With that said we felt the overall experience was pretty average. The service was average at best with the waiters lacking any sort of personality. We felt rushed. Also because there is only one option there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is the original place where İskender kebap was first sold. The owners have not expanded the premises, preferring to preserve the originality of the atmosphere. So, there's always a queue and it's not the place for a leisurely meal with friends because you feel you have to vacate your table asap. However, it's definitely worth a visit. If you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went here with our two sons and their wives, it has to be the best kebab in all of turkey. The prices are good and the food was traditional kebab, apparently its the oldest kebab shop in Bursa. well worth a visit basic decor but you will crave this kebab long after you have left turkey.

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Istanbul
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294 reviews 294 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Compared to other alternatives in Bursa or in Turkey for Iskender Kebap, this place would always win the competition. Service is fast, the food is always excellent. If you will eat Iskender in Bursa, this is the place!

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this is original iskender rest. at Bursa and only one for best kebab. we were 4 parents&children and at the end all were happy. I visit Iskender several times in a year and get nap after with smile. . .

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

To me honestly they make the best Kebabs in all of Turkey. The way they designed the place is welcome and fantastic. I advice you try the grape drink one time, is pretty good and all natural.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Incredibly tasty food with that special splash of butter. The service was impeccable, and remember to ask for a sour apple lollipop after your meal! Great value for top shelf food and service.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

one of the best Iskendar doner i tried. Good sevice, friendly staff. Grape juice tastes like sugar water no taste like f grape

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Sydney, Australia
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42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our tour leader suggested we go to the original iskender while in Bursa. I had no pre-conceived idea as to the taste of this dish but wow. The melted butter flavour permeates through the thinly sliced meat. A must try when in Bursa.

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Bursa, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

it's a small place and you have to wait for service at least 15 minutes, food is tasty not so cheap but it worths, there is a debate who invented iskender kebab but this one is also delicious like some of the competitors.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Soganli Botanik Park No:1 | Iskender Efendi Konagi, Bursa 16190, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Bursa Province  >  Bursa
  • Phone Number: +90 444 1 867

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Inventor of Doner Kebab. Est 1867.

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