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Empire Turkish Grill

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12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Each time I have lunch at the Empire Turkish Grill, I know I'm going to have a lovely experience. I've tried almost each item on the menu and have many favorites. Everything is wonderfully prepared and very healthy. The atmosphere, service, range of choices, and pricing are why this restaurant has so much repeat business. A bonus: it's so nice... More 

Thank 739fran
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good stuff. Try the mezes to get a taste of everything. Good bread and service was good. Not too expensive so it's a good deal.

Thank 56003Richard
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jeremy Z
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank PrakashMatuwani
Austin, Texas
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

Thank chemtex
Cypress, Texas
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank chelseawright419
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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.

Thank Çağatay A
Galveston Island, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank elenasandovici
Dublin, California
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342 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 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.

Thank EveSp
The Hague, The Netherlands
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1,123 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Hermes_NL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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?