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Istanbul Bistro - CLOSED

3260 J St Ste B, Sacramento, CA 95816-4440
+1 916-449-8810
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
Apr 22, 2015
“A small town gem with a passionate chef”
Jul 2, 2014
“New ownership as The Italian Stallion. Whole different menu.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3260 J St Ste B, Sacramento, CA 95816-4440
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Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sat at the bar and riffed with the owner/chef. He spoiled us with his recommendations, great banter, and went above and beyond to show us some of his cooking ability/spontaneity. If I am in the area again, i'll be back

Thank GrooveGavin
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were surprised that the Turkish Bistro had been taken over and become the Italian Stallion! The wait staff fell all over themselves to provide great service and the chef even created spontaneous vegetarian atmosphere. Great neighborhood spot with intimate atmosphere just a block and...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Having just returned from travel through Turkey, I invited a friend to join me there for lunch and a look at my photos.The food was spot on authentic...loved the mezas. There was a slight mix up with our order but that was cheerfully fixed. Later...More

Thank travelerdenise
Reviewed August 11, 2013

A friend of mine brought me here for lunch. Great service, nice ambiance and absolutely delicious food. Everything s made from scratch. Lots of flavor in every bite. Can't remember the name of the dish (lamb kebab?)... I'll e back next time I'm in town....More

Thank Roberta J
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I read about the restaurant in a magazine, so decided to try it. A real pleasure. Very friendly staff, the service was impeccable. I ordered the Iskender, which was just as I remember it from my years living in Istanbul! So it was a great...More

Thank Martathelegend
Reviewed April 20, 2013

I had lunch here with a friend in March 2013. It is under new ownership. The owners are two brothers from Turkey, one of whom is the Chef. The entrees were nice,; what I expected in a lamb pide and a beyli. The Kunefe for...More

Thank clcsacto
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Run by local Turkish legend Gonul Blum, the Vanilla Bean Bistro is an intimate, stylish East Sac dining experience. We supped there recently, and found the Middle-Eastern influences interesting and nuanced. After a zekiye appetizer (Turkish calzone), we paired Moniz Chardonnay with splendid moussaka and...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Vanilla Bean Bistro is small and located in a strip mall. We have eaten here 4 times and each time, the food was delicious. The food is very good and savory. It is freshly prepared in a tiny kitchen and plated well. I have...More

Thank mmcquest
Reviewed March 21, 2012

I really wanted to like this place. It is so close to my work. It is very cute and the darling waitress with the heavy accent was great my first visit. I had the moussaka the first time, it was almost all potatoes, I ordered...More

Thank scubachic
Reviewed October 24, 2011

What a great place for a casual yet intimate dinner. The food was delicious with a little flare of the exotic, as well as filling and familiar. The staff were knowledgable and friendly, and the atmosphere is is perfect for a date or small group...More

Thank CASkitrekker
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $24
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3260 J St Ste B, Sacramento, CA 95816-4440
    (33rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-449-8810
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