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Istanbul Turkish Kitchen

311 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3458
+1 607-345-3333
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“turkish coffee” (18 reviews)
“kebab” (33 reviews)
“baklava” (25 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Eastern European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
311 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3458
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank rochestervacationer
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank andrejso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Katelyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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

Thank Werner B
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

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

2  Thank dahomey_13
Reviewed September 20, 2017

The food here is great. Lacks curb appeal but the inside is nice, friendly service and delicious food. Have been here several times. Get a small cup of Turkish coffee after.

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We were a party of six. As we attempted to order we were informed that several things on the menu were not available. Then our food was delivered--for two of the four of us. One more meal came about 10 minutes later. The other two...More

Thank Linda T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3458
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-345-3333
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Istanbul Turkish Kitchen offers Ithaca's only authentic, delicious Turkish cuisine. Our unique menu boasts mouth-watering, exotic meat & vegetarian selections prepared for you fresh, in-house, everyday. We invite you to join us for your next meal, as we hope to transport you to the tastes, smells and sights of Istanbul for a one-of-a-kind dining experience
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