We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Istanbul Restaurant Barbeque

40 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“rice” (21 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
“falafel” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (205)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here last night, we hadn’t booked, but they were able to give us a table after short wait. We had a lovely meal and enjoyed watching it being cooked on the barbecue downstairs. Both food and wine were reasonably priced and the staff...More

Thank PensionersWales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here as a single diner a couple of nights ago. Very attentive staff, good quality food, great size portions and very reasonable prices. Good experience and I would certainly recommend this restaurant in the future. Try the baklava, it was delicious.

1  Thank tornadosforecasted
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant lots of times whilst in Portsmouth and never had a bad meal. There is plenty to choose from, very good prices, friendly, helpful staff, well cooked food, plenty of it and hot. Would highly recommend.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed September 6, 2017

A nice place for some authentic med style dishes. |We enjoy buying several small plates for our personalised meze. Prices are reasonable, it is a bit dark in the restaurant is my only criticism

1  Thank PaulAndrews64
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant on three occasions and every time the food has been good, the staff have been welcoming and there's a nice atmosphere.

1  Thank M4rl1s
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Had a great meal for the four of us. The Imam Bayildi was delicious! It was reasonably priced, but we ate using the Taste card, so it was even better value!

1  Thank Imogen L
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant twice now and it is very relaxed with great grilled meat. We ordered one of each of the meze starters and mixed grills for mains - was gorgeous. Don't know what they do with the rice but it was...More

1  Thank Bex4010
Reviewed July 13, 2017

High quality Turkish cuisine, A wide choice of dishes and good range of good value wines. Probably worth booking a table in advance since it is quite popular.

Thank John H
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Well, what a hidden little gem. In my opinion as good a Turkish as it's more famous neighbour down the road The Agora. Lovely inside - a mezzanine upstairs looking very welcoming. It was full of families giving it a lovely atmosphere - and the...More

1  Thank southseasiders
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with this reastaurant because it doesn't look much from the front. It even had upstairs seating. The waitress was pleasant and the food we ate was delicious. It got busier as the night went on so obviously a popular place.

1  Thank Bettyboo640
Nearby Restaurants
Andre's Food Bar
128 reviews
.03 miles away
Cheese & Cheers
355 reviews
.04 miles away
Algarve's Grill
317 reviews
.01 miles away
The Wave Maiden
208 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
D-Day Museum
614 reviews
.37 miles away
Southsea Beach
164 reviews
.48 miles away
The Kings Theatre
237 reviews
.47 miles away
Clarence Pier
345 reviews
.43 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
October 13, 2016|
Response from TheAugusts | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea!
September 29, 2016|
Response from SarahBland | Reviewed this property |
Yes very good, and as everything is freshly prepared to order you can order exactly to your taste.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England (Formerly Istanbul Cafe Bar Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 02392-75-34-90
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing