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Istanbul Grill

50 South 2nd Street, Fairfield, IA 52556
641 209 1458
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Ranked #8 of 50 Restaurants in Fairfield
Cuisines: Turkish
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Asheville, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Because of a recent intolerance to garlic, I had to avoid all the Turkish food, so I'm writing from a different perspective. The avocado sandwich wasn't extraordinary, but the roll it was made with seemed fresh-baked. The French fries were not greasy, so good oil. A previous reviewer said the Baklava was the best ever, but there's a place in... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

the food was pretty good, but the decor was very very old and not pleasant. stained, faded red checkered plastic table clothes are gross. wouldn't go there again, tried it twice.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The small town of Fairfield is host to an eclectic mix of shoppes and restaurants. Istanbul Grill is nothing to look at from the outside, has fast food ambience on the inside but OMG, the food is fantastic. Had the kabob combo of lamb, chicken and shrimp and they were equally good.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a combination Turkish restaurant which also has a "home cooking" section of the menu (hey, it's rural Iowa). We didn't try the American fare, because we wanted the Turkish food, and we weren't disappointed. The hummus starter was very good, with a special Turkish spice on top. The wife's falafel in pita sandwich was excellent, and my chicken... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The chicken kabob was excellent, the Turkish pizza sublime, and the baklava the best I've ever had. Don't be put off by the rather plain outside appearance of this place. It may look like a dive, but the service is excellent, the interior is clean, the furnishings simple but tasteful, and the food is to die for. Even if you... More

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Galena, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We go to Fairfield at least once a year and have tried most of the restaurants. On this trip we decided to try Istanbul Grill because the reviews made it sound delicious. Do not be fooled by the slightly shabby exterior, this place is awesome! When we walked in, we were greeted by several locals we met earlier in the... More

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san diego
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We spent a few days in Fairfield recently and were pleasantly surprised to find very good, authentic Turkish food at this restaurant. Two years ago we spent a week in Istanbul and enjoyed the food greatly and we also enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. The fresh, homemade lentil soup was delicious. The chicken kebab with vegetables was a great... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

There is much more than Turkish here. Nevertheless we came for Turkish food, so we ordered it. We begin with baba ghanoush which was quite excellent. Chicken kabob came with lentil soup. It all tasted as good as we expected it to be. My wife finished up with a little cup of Turkish coffee and found out that you don't... More

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Mt Pleasant IA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The restaurant itself is small and downscale, but the food is delish! True Turkish delights like hummus, eggplant, and lamb were all very tasty. The owners (who are the cook and waitress) are friendly and get to know all their customers. We'll definitely go back!

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Fairfield, Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Felafel salad is so good!!! Stromboli - Wow! Owner is very warmhearted and efficient. Big groups are welcome. Love to eat there often.

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Additional Information about Istanbul Grill

Address: 50 South 2nd Street, Fairfield, IA 52556
Phone Number: 641 209 1458
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fairfield
Cuisine: Turkish

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