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Empire Turkish Grill

12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
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Ranked #311 of 7,232 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Johnson City, TN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Houston, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The key to the perfection of this place is that the owner of the business is managing it real time like a maestro and personally dealing with the cleanliness of the kitchen and the taste of the food. The personnel is very professional and polite. Their specials are awesome! And the value you get for your money is really high.... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I have been to Istanbul, Turkey and this restaurant is the closest to the quality and taste to what i experienced in Istanbul. We love the a dish called Iskander which is almost as tasty as we had in istanbul. Also their filet mignon beef kababs are really great. We try to go their as often as possible.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Empire Turkish Grill, a very very nice pure turkish restaurant. i have found this restaurant from the internet where some good reviews were posted about this place. The food is great & the staff are very friendly. I have been there twice & I'm planning to go again.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I like the lentil soup and hummus as starters, and also the choice to pick my meat for main course. Good turkish coffee. The only improvement will be to change the bread, it is quite dense and heavy, may be some lighter pita bread will be perfect.

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