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Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant

Turkish, Greek
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11525 Cantrell Ave, Suite 914, Little Rock, AR
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 17
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Ethnic Restaurant

Found this restaurant thanks to a Groupon deal. Excellent service, food was served quickly and fresh. The soup was just ok, but the beef/lamb doner sandwich was fantastic. Loved it. Next time will probably upgrade the side to a salad because they looked really great as well. Definitely will go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2014
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We eat here a lot. The food is awesome, friendly staff, clean, very chilled atmosphere, & great price.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a nice little restaurant. It has some tables outside as well if you don't mind people passing by. The menu has many great options and everything we have tried was amazing. It used to have a soup and salad included in every main course but not anymore (disappointing). You will have to try the tomato soup separately

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little rock arkansas
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269 reviews 269 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a small storefront in Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center. We arrived late on a Friday night and the crowd had left and there were just a few diners still eating. We received great service and we had no complaints. We had tomato soup which was average, Spanikopita (spinach and feta in phyllo) which was pretty good, and a Greek... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stopped in this restaurant after a bike trip into Little Rock. Hot day and we were parched. The restaurant was packed but we found a small table right by the front door. Took way too long before we received any kind of acknowledgement of being there. And all we really wanted was to start with some water since it was... More 

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Little Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is the second time I've been there and it was delicious. I recommend the Donner sandwich (it's basically an gyros). The service was great- very fast, but I didn't feel rushed. We were on the go so didn't have time to stay for long. Good place to go and relax or stop by if you're on the go.

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St Louis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Thanks to groupon I found Istanbul. I haven't had true and authentic Mediterranean food since college. This place is quite authentic. The hummus appetizer and lentil soup are very good. And the food is fresh and very very good! I HIGHLY recommend you eat here!! We will be back!!

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Campbell, California
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275 reviews 275 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had an amazing afternoon eating authentic Turkish food, several of us have traveled to Turkey and the Middle East and none of us were disappointed. We had great service and we tried many different options on the menu and all six of us were very happy with our choices. We will definitely come back. This is a no alcohol... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Wow!! Just finished an amazing (2nd time here) meal at this restaurant. The service is outstanding and the food is exceptional. The food is authentic and tasty. The owner stopped by to say hello and was very pleasant. I would definitely try this place.. You will not be disappointed!!

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Found this restaurant thanks to a Groupon deal. Excellent service, food was served quickly and fresh. The soup was just ok, but the beef/lamb doner sandwich was fantastic. Loved it. Next time will probably upgrade the side to a salad because they looked really great as well. Definitely will go back.

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I have never eaten at a Turkish restaurant before, but our dinner guest who had spent time in Turkey told us that it was authentic Turkish food. Dinner includes soup AND salad many entries with choice of a side. We had a combo appetizer and I had lamb which was excellent. Everything had a very flavorful and unique taste. Service... More 

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Additional Information about Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant

Address: 11525 Cantrell Ave, Suite 914, Little Rock, AR
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Turkish, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11525 Cantrell Ave, Suite 914, Little Rock, AR
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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