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Empire Turkish Grill

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12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
713-827-7475
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We have been to Empire several times for dinner and a couple of times for lunch. Food is good Turkish/Mediterranean selection of kebabs and some mezes (small dishes). Funny though that even with the good food the service is perfunctory and not all that welcoming. We sometimes would go for an early dinner and it seemed like we were interrupting... More 

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Thank Jeremy Z
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Hello, During my 2 months stay at Houston, i visited this restaurant 4 times and found it be really good. The food served here is very tasty and also the service is upto the mark. I tried almost every dessert and found all of them to be very good in taste. They serve authentic turkey food and i strongly recommend... More 

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Thank PrakashMatuwani
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Lunch with a friend was like a short vacation. The owner was so gracious. I had the cabbage rolls on the lunch special and it was great. We've been there before with friends and have always been pleased. My friend had roasted meat and it was a very generous portion. I look forward to going back soon.

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Thank chemtex
Cypress, Texas
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

We were a large group of friends celebrating the new year at the charming and cozy Empire Turkish Grill. The food, service and atmosphere were delightful, and even better - we were allowed to linger and visit without being rushed. The Shepherd Salad appetizer was amazing (be sure to add the feta!) - I believe I could eat it every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

I took my Co workers there. It was perfect. The food, the service. . . Everything was fresh and served fast.

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Thank Çağatay A
Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

I love Turkish food and am lucky enough to have eaten my share of authentic dishes cooked by Turkish friends, and on trips to Turkey. I was craving some of my favorites today, especially since I was reading a novel set in Istanbul. Empire Turkish Grill was the perfect choice! It serves authentic Turkish deliciousness, and the staff is warm,... More 

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Thank elenasandovici
Dublin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is the favorite Middle Eastern restaurant in Houston of a friend from the Middle East. There is a large menu of regional food and the portions are large and good. The dining room is large and even when relatively full, it is easy to hold a conversation. The noise level is relatively low, but not hushed.

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Thank EveSp
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a service anniversary team lunch with the party special menu for the whole table, quite cost effective. Service was quick and decisive, food very good. Parking was doable although a bit busy in the little strip mall.

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Thank Hermes_NL
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited for a business lunch and the filet Mignon kabob was delicious. The environment is open and clean, and service was calm and quick enough.

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Thank Ryan R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

A friend recommended this place above other choices because it got the thumbs up from his Turkish friends. We got the lunch special, which included soup or salad with either a hot entree or 2 cold appetizers. The 3 of us ordered 6 of the vegetarian cold appetizers (the lentil soup has chicken stock). All of them were delicious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-827-7475

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