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Empire Turkish Grill

12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
713-827-7475
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Ranked #176 of 7,287 Restaurants in Houston
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
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510 reviews 510 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had a team lunch with about twenty people at the Empire Turkish Grill. It was very well organised, they suggested mixed starters and mixed grill for mains and brought everything quite quickly. The quality of the food was outstanding. The service was decisive yet pleasant. It was a welcome variation to the usual steak restaurants for such events.

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Bellevue
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375 reviews 375 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I've been to Istanbul a couple of times, and this Houston restaurant probably comes about as close as you can get to the real thing on the other side of the world. Service is attentive and friendly, but not perfect (see below). The restaurant is classy, with table cloths setting the tone for an otherwise very good value experience. Nothing... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We sat outside on a warm October evening with the view of the parking lot... The service was intermittent but my dining partner and I were just fine with that as we were enjoying conversation and being out without the kids:) the food was amazing and definitely worth a trip back!!!

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place is a hidden treasure, very tasty food great service and great price. The interior is not that great billboard to other Turkish restaurant but the food is very tasty. My best plate is finite on rice,

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Johnson City, TN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had an early dinner at the Empire on a week night. We were given a basket of bread and some dipping sauce for starters. My cabbage rolls were flavorful and attractively presented with a cucumber-tomato salad on the side. My companion's chicken kebabs were grilled to perfection, served with rice, red cabbage and shaved onions, and both of us... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Some good Turkish kebap and appetizers are served. They don't match the flavor of the restaurants in Turkey but they are up close.

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Houston
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Now that we have moved thought we would try new places rather than go back to the same old places. Really enjoyed our evening here, food was very good and the ambience too. Next time we will be a bit more adventurous with our food selection. Definitely worth a second visit. The place had a European feel about it, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

The food was excellent but they need to work on the way they treat their guests. Not that I saw any rude behavior; no, but I found them a little bit shy to come and have conversations. Anyway, i recommand them.

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Houston, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The menu was extensive. The food was great. All the wait staff checked on us but they missed quite a few things I expect in a restaurant. We ate there on Christmas Day. The restaurant was not even 1/3 full and there were 5 servers. We ordered our meal and then had to ask for a wine menu. At the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It is great place with excellent food. The location is great as well, The place is not great. The price is great..........

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Additional Information about Empire Turkish Grill

Address: 12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
Phone Number: 713-827-7475
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

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