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Istanbul Grill

6204 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76001-5700
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Ranked #1 of 679 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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94% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and i love coming here. it's at the top of our list of special places to go. Great service and delicious food. large menu, Salmon is my favorite, wonderful dessert. try the rice pudding and baklava!

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Colleyville, Texas, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Invited here by some friends of ours. Not usually very adventurous when it comes to food but was pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing! Had a mix of few dips and pita bread for our appetizer....and my husband and I had lamb and chicken shish for our entree, followed by a sampler plate of desserts. They were all great, but... More

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

What a nice experience. We were greeted warmly and served quickly. The humus was delicious with warm, soft bread, and our entrees (chicken shish and shrimp for me, beef and goat shish for the hubby) were delicious and nicely sized. The baklava was AMAZING. Hubby spoke highly of thr turkish coffee as well. Highly recommended!

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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We've eaten here three times and the food has been good each visit. We always start with the large cold combo appetizer plate (hummus, baba ganoush, white beans, dolmas etc). Last visit I ordered the grilled salmon, which was excellent. The lamb was good but not great. If you are in the mood for something a little exotic, go on... More

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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24 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited this location about a month before heading to the city of Istanbul itself. I can return and say that the Arlington Istanbul restaurant is insanely authentic - and if I were rating baklava alone, we did not find anything CLOSE to being as good as the baklava at Istanbul in Arlington. Crazy decadent! We will be going back,... More

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Gatesville, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My first time ever trying Turkish food. It was wonderful! The owner greeted us at the door and seated us at a well appointed table. Wait staff recommended a sampling of the menu. Our selections served in courses, with ample time between courses to visit with friends. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Top notch food and service. This unassuming strip mall restaurant is something special. Perfect for any occasion or size of party. Sam and his staff really do things right.

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Killeen, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Came here with the family on the recommendation of TripAdvisor. What an awesome place! Took us some time to find it, as the sign was out and GPS was slightly off, but it was well worth it. Truly a hidden gem as many others have stated. Highly recommend it.

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Arlington, Texas, USA
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Quiet, fancy, friendly and cozy don't usually go together but I believe this restaurant has them all. Food is flavorful and the menu has a large variety. We come here often.

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50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We loved the food at Istanbul Grill. We visited Greece last year and in comparing the food we had there with Istanbul Grill, Istanbul Grill came up very favorably. We had the hot appitizer plate and the cold appitizer plate and both were super. We shared a kabob plate that had beef, chicken and lamb and the proteins were very... More

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