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Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant

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11525 Cantrell Ave, Suite 914, Little Rock, AR
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11:00 am - 10:00 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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Delicious and fast!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2014
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Little Rock
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Turkish first
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English first
Batesville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I have been here many times. At all times of the day, during rushes and off rush times. The service and the food was always the same. Great. All the wait staff have been so nice and helpful. I go just about once a week its so good.

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Camden, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This might be my favorite restaurant ever. The food is consistently delicious. The lentil soup is wonderful and hearty. The rice is amazing. The shepard salad and mediterranean salad are both light and tangy and delicious. The beef and lamb doner with cacik is off the charts! I wish I could bring myself to try other things, but I always... More 

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Sherwood, Arkansas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Go to any restaurant in Turkey and you will not be asked what your soup or salad choice will be. You'll be offered your choice of drink first and then offered a Meze ( appetizer ), while you decide on your main course, or while the main course is being prepared. Restaurants like these just try to fill you up... More 

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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
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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