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Istanbul Restaurant

325 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baklava” (17 reviews)
“casserole” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (23 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
325 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

First of all we felt like we were visiting friends rather than going out to eat. Small, intimate restaurant where the host was absolutely terrific - appetizers along with Lentil soup so good. Did I mention that the Pita bread along with the humus -...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Small space but nicely decorated to give turkish ambiance. We had minced spicy lamb kabab, chicken shish kabab & spinach feta cheese appetizer. In desert we had baklava & turkish coffee black. It was one of the best food experience you can find and that...More

Thank DZbites
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This place has been in OSJ since I can recall but even though I love Turkish food it wasn't until a few days ago that we decided to try it after a long day walking around the city. Must say that the service was outstanding,...More

1  Thank carlos_manuelsr
Reviewed December 20, 2015

The food is absolutely delicious without being too pricey. The lamb dishes are cooked to perfection and the lentil soup is quite tasty. Been there at least six times and the food never disappoints.

1  Thank 05PS2015
Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

It good restaurant and place clean. Also the food Delicious you must try the lamb chops really good. The price is high, but the service good

Thank Ridha A
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great value for a restaurant in a tourist area. The place is clean, subdued, and relatively small. The menu is heavy on lamb but I found a vegetable casserole which was as good the next day cold as it was served warm at the restaurant....More

1  Thank CarolMaeRay
Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

For the first time in 25 years since I was in the Air Force stationed in Turkey I had authentic Turkish food and I found it in Puerto Rico of all places! The aroma and flavorful spices brought back many memories. I dont miss much...More

Thank Darryl D
Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food here is excellent. Everything is fresh and the staff are attentive and very nice. The restaurant is clean and well maintained. The menu has a lot to offer.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed October 1, 2015

We just found this gem while looking for another restaurant that closed! Fantastic food an service and very reasonable prices! We will return!

Thank Ann P
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Excellent service and food. The lentil soup to start follow with shish kebab (lamb is always cooked right) or chicken ephesus (a bit spicy but so good)

Thank PTYabroad
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August 13, 2017|
Response from PSalemSutton | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about halal. It's about 20 minutes or so. In old San Juan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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 Calle Del Recinto S, 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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