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Istanbul Kebab House

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712 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
(212) 582-8282
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A favorite!

Favorite falafel place to go when in the city. Great selection, quality & quantity, service is good too. I really enjoy that they have multiple types of bread to enjoy a falafel on. As a vegetarian sometimes my options can be very limited at other restaurants so it's nice to be able to mix things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Jake S
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Favorite falafel place to go when in the city. Great selection, quality & quantity, service is good too. I really enjoy that they have multiple types of bread to enjoy a falafel on. As a vegetarian sometimes my options can be very limited at other restaurants so it's nice to be able to mix things up! I've been more times... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I had the mixed shawarma with chips and a beer and it was really tasty, great value and good service.

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San Francisco
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place serve food that is very homey. Food is not fancy but solid and well priced. The hummus is fresh and the chicken kakbob is jucie and not dry.

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We used to come here a lot. Weekly if not more. Yet recently we have not as the service and the food quality has dropped extensively. The service is very mixed yet most of the time it feels your inconveniencing the staff and they are not pleasant. They seem to get a new server every few months who always manages... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stopped in here today with spouse for lunch. 11-4 daily lunch specials about $6 each. Had a falafel pita and a lamb shawarma pita (included a drink). Friendly service (waiter from Azerbaijan) and delicious food. Restaurant is on the small side (6-8 tables) but the food is excellent. Free delivery available with $15.00 minimum order. Look forward to going back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Lamb was tender and lean, rice flavorful. The falafel was the freshest, BEST I have ever had. Really small place with take-out available. Only five tables.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The food has always been delicious when we have come here. It is a small restaurant with a few tables. They probably have a lot of takeout orders. Many locals seem to eat here. We have had the soups (lentil, chicken noodle), the sharwma platter, chicken kebob platter, falafel sandwich) which were all tasty and freshly prepared. We recommend this... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

There are only 4 or 5 tables, so it gets really crowded at lunch. We went for dinner and had lentil soup (squeeze the lemon in and add a little salt), a large mixed grill called Istanbul Special Kabab (delish & enough for 2) and 2 Snapples. Bill was $42. Our waiter, Ramiz, was a young, attentive and very friendly... More 

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stopped in here fairly late on a Friday night and the restaurant was pretty busy. We sat at the back and enjoyed watching everything going on. The food was delicious and what the other tables were having looked amazing. I had the lamb gyro shawarma and I'd go back without hesitation.

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Kingston, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I had lunch there yesterday..Lamb Kebob consisted of 4 small cubes of lamb.......waiter was on his cell phone yakking away the entire time...expensive and NOT WORTH IT!..I hate to post a bad review but this was mediocre,lukewarm and expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 712 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 582-8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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

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