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Istanbul Restaurant

Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
+351 291 630 530
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here one night when staying near by, this little restaurant has a lovely cosy atmosphere with very good service. There are good value set meals and you can view the food being freshly cooked. A good choice of wines and the waitress is efficient...More

Thank Berm300
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last visit was very disappointing so almost didn't return, but whilst food in Madeira is excellent in can end up feeling a bit bland after a while and sometime you just need some proper hot sauce on a bit of donner meat! This visit was...More

Thank Johnfcooper
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here tonight, and every course was filling, tasty and cooked with love. The staff were friendly and attentive and not over bearing. We had the €19.95 set menu and this was great, lots in every course and cooked to a tee....More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've visited this restaurant before and the fact that I went back again is testament to it. Good selection on the menu, good wine list and not expensive. The staff are always attentive but not overly so.

Thank frank19452015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a lovely meal here and must rate this place as my favourite eatery of the week. It's near to our hotel so we had walked by and read the menu several times. The food is prepared in the restaurant on a bed of...More

Thank crockie2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner one evening, had lovely cold mezze starter followed by chicken and swordfish which was lovely. Kids had smaller portions and made to feel very welcome. Definitely worth a visit if you fancy something different.

Thank Cpd4242
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well you can only eat so much local food in two weeks . When you need something a little diffent there is no better place ,small ,just twenty eight covers so you may need to book, Real Turkish food take my word as part of...More

Thank Bernard M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night in Funchal and were originally put off because there's not an outside terrace/eating area however the restaurant was nice and cool so we decided to give it a try. The food was really good - we opted for...More

Thank NickyG5
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear NickyG5, Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed our homemade food and friendly service, I hope we will see you again soon, Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quant little restaurant. Friendly staff and very helpful. Starters were very good plenty of authentic flavours. My wife and daughter had Vegan food which was stuffed Belle pepper not great and not good value for money. I had lamb chops with rice and salad....More

Thank Norrie H
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Norrie H, Thank you for your review, I am disappointed you did not enjoy your meal, as you can see from other review, this is not our usual standard. Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Istanbul restaurant last night and had a wonderful time. We were met by the friendly staff and cozy surroundings. We had the vegetarian stuffed bell pepper and the lamb kebab - both really tasty! And the portions are almost too...More

Thank Anders L
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Anders L, Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased you enjoyed your vegetarian meal. Regards Cara Forrester

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Linda S
Hello there, I wonder if you do take away food ? Thanks
December 21, 2016|
Response from sinead m | Property representative |
Hi Linda, We do indeed do take away food, you can drop into us, call us or use our delivery service provided by bring eat madeira (The website is bringeatmadeira.pt)
Nirma B
Hi Cara- sorry yes I meant is Halal meat imported sorry. I'm just curious as to which place the halal meat comes from? I'd like to come and try the food soon as I'm here in Madeira at the moment...
October 30, 2016|
Response from gaffers | Reviewed this property |
So far as i am aware Halal meat is a religous way of slaughtering the animal and preparing the meat in a similar way to Kosher in the Jewish religeon,hope that helps...
Nirma B
Is your halal meat exported?
October 29, 2016|
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Response from Cara_Forrester | Property representative |
Hi Nirma, All our halal meat is imported into Madeira. I don't know if it is exported.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $22
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 630 530
  • E-mail
Istanbul Restaurant is Madeira's only Turkish Restaurant. Our food is freshly cooked in front of you, with only the best of ingredients used to make your meal as tantalizing as possible. We import all of our lamb weekly. We also have the best options on the island for both Vegetarians and Vegans alike. With a wonderful mix of vegetables and special mix of herbs and spices we can cater to whatever suits your palette. We are located in the heart of Funchal and we love to create the authentic Turkish experience.
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