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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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149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We travel all over the world and have been to most of the middle eastern countries. Love the food, but not often can find high quality expertly cooked Middle Eastern Food in the states, until we found Empire Turkish Grill. Love the restaurant and just about all the items on the menu. Will go back for sure every time we... More 

Thank RossDiny
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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367 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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?