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Istanbul Restaurant & Patisserie

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1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
732-940-1122
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 11
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricy but good

We ate there in 2014. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Prices are kind of high,though. Easy to get to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Paulnlin
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We ate there in 2014. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Prices are kind of high,though. Easy to get to.

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bombay
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58 reviews 58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I read such great reviews on trip advisor but tell you the truth I was disappointed.the place is small and nice and casually done so don't expect a fancy place.the menu is very extensive and prices are not expensive at all.good thing is the portions are huge.the staff is very sweet and friendly.the chicken sheesh kebab n chicken tikka and... More 

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Ledgewood, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went today for a late lunch. My husband and son ordered kebabs that they loved. The chicken was very moist and they gave two different types of nicely flavored rice. Just beware of eating the hot pepper on the plate! I ordered the falafel sandwich on Peda bread which is thick Turkish bread. There was no hummus on it, so... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This new entry to the Route One scene is a remarkable value despite an obscure setting. The authentic Turkish menu is Halal from an adjacent market. Pastries are made on site and are truly delicious. Prices are extremely moderate. Most entrees are under $ 15. Décor is indeed reminiscent of the Middle East. Service is swift and unobtrusive. Like most... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The service and food quality is great. As always, a great place and feel like family. Portions are generous, bread and hummus are freshly done. Good times, see you soon.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've had lots of excellent meals inRestaurants. This is also an excellent meal. Very nice place, very nice servers, very good food. Portions generous. We were in Istanbul last summer and this was very similar to those we had there, better than some . (Any city has a range of good bad and great restaurants). Definitely a visit to be... More 

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New York City, New York
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200 reviews 200 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I think this restaurant suffers from inconsistency! We ate at an off hour on a Sunday. The Mucver (Zucchini pancake) was a warmed over leftover, the baked lamb was a reheated mess of bits, both rice accompaniments were tasteless. It was truly disappointing since we had eaten there before and had a decent meal. I always try to give a... More 

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New York City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  North Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 732-940-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?