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325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This Turkish restaurant in Old San Juan was on my bucket list to try out, and when my son came to visit, it was a good time to do that. We had the eggplant appetizer to start. When I asked the server if it was like baba ganoush, he said no, it was better. It was very good, and a... More 

1 Thank Kim M
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time in this place and my first time trying Turkish food. I gotta say it taste really good. My only complaint is that my wife and i ordered a mixed grill. I was expecting more food because of the price and what was written in the menu but it wasn't. We also tried the hummus and... More 

1 Thank Edwin h
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

To start, the place was a bit small but there was something romantic to it. My husband and I loved it. The lighting, the music, and the decirations made it feel like you were somewhere else. The service was excellent. Very attentive and polite. The food tasted really good. My husband and I ordered a mixed grilled plate. We thought,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Came here first time with a GF and it was an automatic winner. Clean with a romantic mood, the restaurant has a small "mom and pops place" feel to it. The second time I visited was with my momma. The food is always freshly made and delicious.

1 Thank Alejandro R
Port Isabel, Texas
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Pleasant place to have lunch at a table on the sidewalk, food was very good, had dolmades and gyros and enjoyed both.

1 Thank Jim B
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place when I am near the Old San Juan area. Your amazing sauces will be at your plate no matter what you order. Great prices and generous portions. Remember to have the special tea and treat yourself to an amazing baklava. By the way you must taste their lamb meat.

1 Thank chris a
East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Some of the tastiest Mediterranean food ever! My wife is not typically a fan but thoroughly enjoyed her lunch. Space is small but adequate and the a/c was a treat. A "Vegetarian casserole" was fantastic. While the name is nondescript, the taste was wonderful and consisted of a stew of veggies served over rice. 4 of us enjoyed lunch in... More 

1 Thank BillWaring1953
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here by chance. Had humus tsaziki ( caciki they called it) and musaka. Food was tasty, fresh service was relatively quick despite being only one harried waiter. Highly recommend!

1 Thank Dgoldenberg
Detroit, Michigan
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106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

I wanted to go back, but my wife wouldn't let me. We were in a hurry and stopped for a generous bowl of lentil soup for me and some Imam Bayildi for her, among the vegetarian options. We loved the food and the friendly, fluently English service. I hope to return some time in the future.

1 Thank Joe L
Sioux City, Iowa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We were tired of local fare and stopped in on a whim, and we were glad we did. Small, dark, cramped tables and weak air conditioning did not detract from the outstanding food...the chaf even shared a recipe with us!

1 Thank Cliff M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $35
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 7877225057
Istanbul Turkish Restaurant is located in San Juan, PUERTO RICO. We offer a large variety of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine! We take reservations and we do take out! Lunch specials every weekday, except hollydays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?