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Istanbul Restaurant

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325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Isabela, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Istanbul has the most delicious Ottoman Casserole, enough for two diners. The restaurant is small but also has tables outside. Great place for people-watching. I highly recommend it.

Thank ValeriaMedalla
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent authentic Turkish cousin with clean Resturant and good atmosphere! Food was excellent, we wish we can pack the food back to Cleveland!!

Thank Mohamed73
Avon, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the center of San Juan restaurant offers good quality meditarenian food and very good sevice

Thank viazmensky_matt
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Extraordinary food and service! The Lamb is off the chain! Great wine suggestion from the waiter. Deffenately will come back!

Thank María M
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

serve here is slow,I'm starving when i get my meal, it taste awesome anyway. Recommended Ottoman Casserole! 这里的服务很慢,室内很昏暗 所以我们选择坐在室外,上主菜的时候我快饿死了,所以我全吃完了!我平时不吃羊肉,但这里的羊肉很好吃!第一次吃土耳其菜。还挺满意的!

Thank 源 袁
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We wanted to try this place for some time. At last we could. The place is small but cozy. The food menu was varied Turkish with a lot to choose from. The service was very good and the food excellent. Price were reasonable and the location very good.

Thank Alberto13_13
Puerto Rico
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank cbgonzalez
Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +1 787-722-5057
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?