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1710 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434 981 0090
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We liked this place. See write up in C'ville newspaper: Turkish delight --- 29 North just past the intersection of Rio Road is an unlikely location for Charlottesville’s first Turkish restaurant, but Sultan Kebab—opened in part by former GM at The Clifton Inn, Deniz Dikmen—has been serving up authentic dishes like lahmacun (that’s a crispy Turkish pizza covered with ground beef, vegetables, and spices), hummus casserole, dolma, kofte, and kebabs (from adana to doner) from that very spot for three weeks now. It’s open every day for dine-in or carry-out from 11am to 9pm and serves homemade Turkish baklava and that addictively strong Turkish coffee or tea for those wanting an after-dinner pick-me-up. Sounds like a meal fit for a sultan.
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Delicious food in a quaint environment. We'll be back!! The hummus was excellent, and the kabob meat was some of the best we've ever had (and we've tried a lot of kabob places in major cities). A great little gem in Charlottesville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I live in the area and decided to try out Sultan Kebab after seeing the rave reviews on this website. I was not disappointed in the slightest. I prefer to dine at the weirdest hours possible to avoid people, so we went at 3PM and there were only a couple other tables which were occupied. There was Middle Eastern music... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My fiancé and I were on a romantic getaway in Charlottesville and thought it would be great to try Turkish especially given the ranking of #2 restaurant in all of Charlottesville! We both love food and love to try new cultural experiences. We have had nearly every type of food, but neither of us have had Turkish. We are so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

From the background music to the cay, when I step into this restaurant, I've walked into another country. Having lived in Istanbul, this restaurant is the real deal and is just like any restaurant you would find off of a busy street in the big city.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went to Sultan Kebab with 8 adults and 4 kids (6,4,3 & 1), and had a great time. Between the group of us everyone had one dish or another and no one had any complaints. Another group there at the time recommended the chicken, but I personally thought the beef was the best, and also found the lamb pretty good.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have never tried Middle Eastern or Turkish food but I had to give it a try because of my friend who's a Turkish. I ordered Turkish thin pizza (lahmacun) because my friend recommended to try it. it was amazingly good. then I had lamb kebob. I must say it's the best meat prep. the meat was tender and tasty.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

As others have said, I had a little trouble finding this places based on what my GPS was telling me, but that had to do with not coming in off Rt29. I had a very tasty lunch and would try it out again. Very nice staff and clean place!

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Best kabobs in Charlottesville! Nice hummus! Great rice! Great service! Love the authenticity of Turkish MTV and family decore! Good food!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had a little trouble finding this place at first, but it was well worth the hunt! The service was great and the food was very good! Considering it was a small restaurant we never felt crowded and the atmosphere was comfortable. We will definitely stop here again the next time we are in Charlottesville.

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Dongducheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Great food and great service to boot! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who loves Turkish food.

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Additional Information about Sultan Kebab

Address: 1710 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone Number: 434 981 0090
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Turkish

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