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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 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent and unique dinner from the appetizer to the dessert at Empire Turkish Grill

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
chelseawright419
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Cypress, Texas
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Cypress, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank chelseawright419
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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285 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
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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972 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Thank Corinne Z
Pyongyang, North Korea
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place serves quite good Turkish food. I can recommend lentil soup, and one of their kebaps (Adana). It comes with sallad and rice. I would recommend you to just skip the rice - since the is usually not good there (have been there many times). Instead of this, they could put some more sallad -and bring more of their... More 

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Thank B A
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, great parking, and most importantly SUPER food. Never disappointed with anything we order. Must have the turkish tea at the end too.

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Thank HelenChenTX
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Continuing our quest to visit many of the Mediterranean restaurants, we ate dinner here. We ordered the Empire Mixed Grill, which is plenty for 2. The plate presentation was excellent. Red Cabbage, onions, grilled peppers, tomatoes, and rice were covered with 4 types of kabob-grilled meat. The seasonings were just right. For dessert, we chose our favorite, keskul. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 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 am - 10:00 pm

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