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Istanbul Turkish Kitchen - CLOSED

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


$5 - $30
Mediterranean, Eastern European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Had a meeting about catering a Cornell reunion event for seventy five people on campus. Met with owner, planned menu, spoke in great detail about arrangements. One week before event, I had still not received prices, final menu, etc. I was totally shafted. Thank God...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ICakum
Reviewed June 29, 2018

For starters our waiter, Jack was delightful. The restaurant is in a small strip mall that on the surface looks unimpressive. But when the food comes out, it delivers! We had the Meza platter - very good, except the yoghurt cucumber tasted a bit different...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank nutrinut
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Given the positive reviews on here, I was really looking forward to it. Our kids love pita an hummus so we try to go to different middle eastern restaurants since we know that they will find something they like. The main thing for me was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Matthew M
Reviewed June 15, 2018

We've had lunch and dinner here a number of times and really enjoyed it. I've especially enjoyed the kebobs and my wife finds dishes with egg plant that I wouldn't choose but she loves. The atmosphere has been low key, which we prefer; and the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank andrejso
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We had called in a reservation for a large group of 7 and were seated right away when we arrived. We were originally going to be seated outdoors, but it's basically sitting in the parking lot. They adjusted and seated us inside in a very...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Katelyn S
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Visited this place for a late lunch during a recent Cornell graduation weekend. We were seated immediately on arrival. Food seemed to be freshly prepared - both appetizers and entrees. Lentil soup was a little bland. Our waiter was new, but did a great job...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank History4fun
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Istanbul was great the first visit, and this one was even better. We liked the new menu choices, and the preparation and presentation were excellent.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

In Ithaca for the day, and stopped by for a late lunch. The restaurant was clean, pleasantly decorated, and playing Turkish music. Ordered the Cay and it arrived in less than a minute in a tulip glass on a brass charger, with a little bowl...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank WernerB684
Reviewed October 29, 2017

This was our 4th time at Istanbul & we noticed that the menu is pared down from what it was. Not to worry, however, because this often means things are fresher & better. This is exactly what it was, even our Turkish friends were highly...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BaliloverNewYork
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We've had several good meals at Istanbul, so we decided to go there for our anniversary dinner. We should have been tipped off by the fact that the restaurant was empty, and remained so throughout our meal. The menu has been reduced from what's on...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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