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Istanbul Restaurant

Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
+351 291 630 530
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Would definately return to this restaurant food was very good and the staff were excellent very friendly and nice, The restaurant is small and homely and we seen a lot of people come to have a look and then walk away that was their mistake.We...More

Thank snaps57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal here it was the best we had on holiday. staff great and the waiter even ran up the hill after us as i forgot my card... very kind thank you. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT. Food is so tasty, will be...More

1  Thank LondonBerd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to this Turkish restaurant on 24th October 2017 after passing it many time before on previous visits to Madeira. We were quite looking forward to our meal as the vegetarian inclusive menu sounded really good. Our meal was all right but nothing...More

Thank GazaniaGal
Cara_Forrester, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear GazaniaGal, First off we are Irish with a love for Turkish food and an excellent Turkish Chef. I am very sorry you did not enjoy our food, as you can see from other reviews most people do! In regards to the credit card issue,our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Turkish restaurant, we came one night looking for vegetarian food and we were not disappointed ! They have vegetarian and meat lovers food, very large portion, affordable, nice setting, live grill where they roast meat and veggies... Just really good!! We highly recommend 😊

Thank Thibaut V
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Thibaut V, I am pleased you enjoyed our vegetarian options, Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favourite spots for a light bite - the mezze special is especially good. There are also more substantial dishes, charcoal grilled - meat, fish and, more unusually, good vegetarian options. Service is friendly and efficient and a decent selection of...More

Thank BazetGJ
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Deat BazetGJ, Thank you for your kind review, I am pleased you enjoy our variety of dishes & wines, I look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Searched out and dined at Istanbul Restaurant last week after reading previous reviews. It is tucked away a bit just around the corner from Moynihans Irish Bar which we initially thought may explain the lack of customers. Suppose it doesn't help that they were turning...More

Thank Daftlad1664
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Went for a dinner, and was surprised by the quality of the dishes! Very good food, warm decoration and the waiter was very attentive. Would recommend this restaurant to any person that loves fast and nice service in Funchal! Next year we will definitely be...More

Thank 900kevin50
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 900Kevin50, Thank you for your review Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed October 14, 2017

We visited here following a TA recommendation and were not disappointed. We had the Meze stater to share and I had the mixed fish kebab - the salmon was the highlight- juicy and so well cooked. My partner had a meat kebab. The portions were...More

Thank helensuz
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Helensuz, Thank you for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed our special mezze, salmon & kebab. Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Called here after having to watch football at Moynihans! We had the meat set meal.. but wow...such good value for money! One would have probably done us between us! We will be back soon!

Thank ozzie2011
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ozzie2011, Thank you for your lovely review, Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

I have reviewed this restaurant many times because since we first found it, we have been back many times and always enjoyed our visits. Service is always prompt and friendly, prices competitive, and most importantly the food is reliably good and satisfying. It seems odd...More

Thank 288Eurotravels
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 288Eurotravels, Thank you for taking the time to review Istanbul Restaurant, I am delighted you enjoyed our food & service, I hope we will see you again soon, Regards Cara Forrester

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Atif A
July 18, 2017|
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Response from sinead m | Property representative |
Hi Atif There is parking on the road above and some opposite the restaurant Cara
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Linda S
December 21, 2016|
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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)
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Nirma B
October 30, 2016|
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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...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $24
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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