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Istanbul Restaurant & Patisserie

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1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Local middle eastern food. Authentic, inexpensive good, go. Unique desert bottom of the pot pudding.never had a bad meal

Thank marty p
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We went to this place as a family, the place is conveniently located right offer of route 1. The place can get busy on the weekends, but the service is still fast and friendly. A lunch for two would be around $50 with tips. The food is good, but nothing memorable, just another Turkish place which is family friendly and... More 

Thank kk_nk_nyc
Somerset, New Jersey
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351 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We have been to this place many times in the last few years. Like previously, the place did not disappoint. Four of us came for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The place was quite empty when we arrived, but filled up quickly. The absolutely delicious starter bread, soft on the inside with the crispy crust on the outside, was served... More 

Thank FoodieandHistoryBuff
maryland usa
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were happy to find this little gem not far from our hotel. Nice ethic decor, friendly staff and excellent food. I have been to Turkey several times, my husband has not and was a little reluctant to go, but he is glad he did. The servings were a little large for me, and I got a dessert to go... More 

Thank drmom93
Thousand Oaks, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

coincidentally I went to this restaurant on ramzan. So there was long waiting. My wife ordered a veggi dish suggested by the waiter. It cam up as a plate full of overly boiled vegetables in loose gravy. My wife couldn't have second bite. The waiter could feel the disappointment and did not charge for it. My chichen on yogurt was... More 

Thank Nik0312
New Jersey
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We are only occasional visitors in Turkish restaurants, but I would judge this one as good or better than most in the area. We shared a large kebob combination platter -- I would rate most as above average, one or two just average. Nice ambiance and low prices. Crowded at dinner time on Sunday.

Thank NotAccidental
Marlboro, New Jersey
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282 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I found this restaurant to be really nice tho it was noisier than it had been. It was recently redecorated and has no sound buffers. However, It is still the same owners tho so the food was delicious. Even the chicken skewers, which are white meat and are usually dry, were moist. The price is reasonable.......only $70 for a couple,... More 

Thank Joanne L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We had been to Istanbul about 1 year ago & decided to come again for dinner after a movie. They must have been short in help in the kitchen because our dinner did not meet up to our expectations. I ordered the liver as my main course though the portion was plentiful the liver was so overcooked tasted like leather.... More 

Thank ebmom48
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

First time here. Came with friends who are regulars. Had the Istanbul Combination and it was outstanding. Baklava for dessert was tasty as well. Will definitely come back next time I'm in town.

Thank Tom D
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Has become a go-to restaurant for us. The food and service have been consistently good, regardless of how crowded it is. Recommend the kebabs, and the desserts are great. Try the kazandibi.

Thank Bill S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  North Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 732-940-1122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?