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Istanbul Restaurant

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Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
+351 291630530
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here on our first night. We had a set menu taste was fantastic service was great and we were made very welcome. Only in Funchal 1week but expect to return!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good authentic menu. This restaurant is affiliated to Moynahans bar - think they may be owned by them. Food was very well presented and exceptionally tasty; the restaurant is a bit on the small side, but makes for a nice atmosphere.

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UK North West
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really was a fantastic meal. Lovely bread was served first with a yoghurt & cucumber dip and a tomato & beetroot dip. Then we had beans in a tomato sauce with coriander which was very tasty. I had a spicy lamb kofta, with Chilli sauce which was absolutely fantastic. Baklava for sweet was tasty. Great staff and I highly... More 

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Thank horrgakx
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Horrgakx, Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed our dips, pilaki, kofte kebab & baklava, I hope you will visit us again during your next holiday, Regards Cara Forrester More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening at this restaurant...food cooked in front of you with an extensive choice of authentic Turkish food. The set menu is a good choice. Highly recommended. Would definitely return.

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Thank jacquelinevaughan77
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jacquelinevaughan77, I am pleased you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant, I hope you will visit us again soon, Regards Cara Forrester More 

Deal, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great value for money food and attentive service. At 17 euros for a mezze, main course and pudding its worth a try.

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Thank angelaDeal
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Angeladeal, Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed our special menu, Regards Cara Forrester More 

Madrid, Spain
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here a number of times in the past 6 months, the manageress/owner and her husband (the chef) are friendly, provide good service and the food is well presented, worth a visit

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Thank keithuhpr
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Keithuhpr, Thank you for taking the time to review Istanbul Restaurant, I am delighted you enjoyed our home-made food and friendly service, I look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards Cara Forrester More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little restaurant, would advise booking ahead as its not huge but they were hard to get a hold of so we ended up booking online. We had the lamb koftas and feta in filo to start, both of which were absolutely delicious. The kids had the bread with yummy dips. The chicken shish for main was... More 

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Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear FiPrice, Thank you for you kind review of Istanbul Restaurant, I am pleased you enjoyed our home-made bread, dips & chicken shish, I am sorry you found our baklava dry, I will be sure to discuss this with our chief, Regards Cara Forrester More 

Deal, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with my boyfriend after reading the positive trip advisor reviews. We both had the set menu and thought it was fantastic. The portions are huge and of really great quality. Everything is full of flavour and you can watch the chef making it. As well as this we were given freshly made pitta bread with dips to... More 

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Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cheska1993, Tank you for taking the time to review Istanbul Restaurant, I am delighted yourself and your partner enjoyed our set menus, Hopefully we will see you again soon, Regards Cara Forrester More 

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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and had a lovely meal. Mixed sharer starter was great and the meats were very tasty. Would definitely recommend!

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3 Thank Houstimus
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Houstimus, Thank you for taking the time to review Istanbul Restaurant, I am delighted you enjoyed your meal with us Regards Cara Forrester More 

Bray on Thames, United Kingdom
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We started with some mezze and dips, great for sharing. The beetroot and mint dip was particularly nice. Then on to kebabs and lamb chops. Everyone enjoyed their meat and fish, generous portions cooked on an open grill but after debate, gold medal was awarded to the chicken. Family friendly and great value.

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Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JonnersB, Thank you for your kind review, I am pleased you enjoyed our mezze, kebabs, lamb chops & chicken, Regards Cara Forrester More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $34
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291630530
Description
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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