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Istanbul Grill

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6204 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76001-5700
817-557-3377
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A rare gem in Arlington, Texas

Discovered this restaurant by accident, after moving here from another state a few years ago. Since then it has become a regular dining choice for us. A week rarely passes that we do not dine there once or twice for lunch or dinner. In this time we have tried virtually their entire menu of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Chastravs
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Arlington, Texas
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Arlington, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Discovered this restaurant by accident, after moving here from another state a few years ago. Since then it has become a regular dining choice for us. A week rarely passes that we do not dine there once or twice for lunch or dinner. In this time we have tried virtually their entire menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts and never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I often travel out of state and look for good reviews. This doesn't disappoint. Friendly, elegant atmosphere without being stuffy. Light jazz music playing, very attentive staff from the time I walked in. Freshly made hummus and pita that was very good. It's BYOB which you may want to know. Easy to find. Good for groups. Looks like regulars are... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had lunch with my daughter, always a pleasure to sneak away from Mikey and his "meat and tator" diet! Cloth tablecloths and napkins greeted us along with the server! LOVE it... I had Babaghanouj and it was Smokey and creamy. My daughter tried it even though I told her it was eggplant, haha! Loved it, too. Followed by lamb shish... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is hands down the best Baklava I have ever eaten. My husband and I don't even split an order, we each order our own.

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FORT Worth, Texas, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Exceptional service! Food was great! The babaghannouj was delicious. Lamb kabobs were the perfect choice for my first time visit. An appetizer, lunch portion entree and drink for $10. You can't beat it!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Want to go on a "Magic Carpet Ride" ? Who would have thought the Istanbul Strait ran through South Arlington in a shopping strip center! This charming restaurant with its host of gracious staff and proprietors would be a delight even if the food wasn't fabulous. It is gem with great ambience. Tables with a mini vase of fresh flowers,... More 

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Denton, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place was wonderful! I can see why it is #1 on TripAdvisor for Arlington. If there is one time that I will use the word "gem" to describe a restaurant, it is for the Istanbul Grill. The other night we were in the mood for Mediteranean or Middle Eastern food. This spot is very conveniently located only 10 minutes... More 

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Pelham, MA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Came here for a family dinner and had a great one, far and away the best find over several trips to DFW area. I usually avoid restaurants in a strip mall setting, but this one had such great reviews that we had to try it. Good decision. Great prices, great service, great food. The Sultan's Favorite hunkar bagendi, a lamb/eggplant... More 

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There is a good reason this place is so highly rated. The salmon and chicken were superb. The hot falafel and greens were fresh and tasty. And we felt right at home.

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Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a charming place with fantastic food! ATMOSPHERE: Very classy, small restaurant with white tablecloths and napkins, charming. SERVICE: They are very attentive and professional. FOOD: The appetizer plate was excellent with fresh, warm pita bread. Wish I had ordered an extra plate of Babbaghanoush and Tabouli as they were both some of the best I've had. The lamb shish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6204 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76001-5700
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 817-557-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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