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Empire Turkish Grill

Mediterranean, Turkish
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12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
713-827-7475
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

Continuing our quest to visit many of the Mediterranean restaurants, we ate dinner here. We ordered the Empire Mixed Grill, which is plenty for 2. The plate presentation was excellent. Red Cabbage, onions, grilled peppers, tomatoes, and rice were covered with 4 types of kabob-grilled meat. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Fain R
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Continuing our quest to visit many of the Mediterranean restaurants, we ate dinner here. We ordered the Empire Mixed Grill, which is plenty for 2. The plate presentation was excellent. Red Cabbage, onions, grilled peppers, tomatoes, and rice were covered with 4 types of kabob-grilled meat. The seasonings were just right. For dessert, we chose our favorite, keskul. We had... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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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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195 helpful votes 195 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 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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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 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-827-7475

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?