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Istanbul Restaurant & Patisserie

1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
732-940-1122
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Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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New York City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We just had a wonderful dinner at Istanbul! We have two young children who happily had good chicken fingers, and this allowed the adults to enjoy the delicious food. The hummus was wonderful, and the bread warm and fresh! Then we shared a mixed appetizer with cheese in light pastry (pardon that I don't remember the proper names), perfect stuffed... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited this restaurant a few times and had no issues with the service or FOOD. Their menu is simple with popular dishes. I normally don't do appetizers but I recommend you try the sample platters. This is a great place to visit and enjoy a meal. They also have a LUNCH menu which is a great value about $9.00 per... More

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new jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to Istanbul several times now with a fairly large family group. The food and service have always been excellent. Even those guests who have never before had any sort of middle eastern food thoroughly enjoyed all the appetizers, entrees and deserts. I look forward to a repeat performance whenever we're in the area.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

i went there twice for lunch and definitely recommend it if you like mediterranean cuisine. it's very affordable too

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Monroe, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The kebab's are uniformly excellent. Strongly recommend the Icli Kofte and for veggies Imam Bayildi for starters. Kuzu Tandir as an entrée is out of this world. You will have to wait longer than your friends to get the dish, but the wait is well worth it. Slow cooked lamb off the bone that is spiced and softened to perfection.... More

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I love the Istanbul combination platter and my wife loves the lamb chops. The grape leaves are some of the best we have had. The bread and oil with olives make for a perfect start to your meal. It is BYOW so that makes it an especially good value.

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NJ
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

On a Saturday night when the temperature was well below freezing, Istanbul was a fine addition to our dining experience. It occupies a two store footprint in a small mall just off Route One behind a farmers market with a signature plaster cow outside. The owners are from southeast Turkey and they offer dishes from that part of the world.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Food was very good, service was a little haphazard. It was very busy and could have maybe used more help, but fresh and well prepared food helped. Convenient to regal Cinema.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Istanbul R & P is right off US1 (northbound) , past the new BJ's . Decent portions and the food tasted fresh. Though our greek friends did all the ordering for us. The crowd looked for local , with it seemed a lot of regulars. Now they are also open for breakfast

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had an opportunity to visit this place recently. The decor of the restaurant is really good; they have tried to give it a Turkish feel. The menu has several vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. For appetizers we ordered Falafel & Zucchini pancakes. The pancakes were amazing! This was followed by Veggie Shish and 1/2 Doner 1/2 Chicken Shish. The veggie... More

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