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Istanbul Kebab House

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Sat, 1/19
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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COLD APPETIZERS (SOĞUK MEZELER)
Sm $11.99
Lg $17.99
Turkish Meze Platter*
Great for sampling and sharing! includes haydari, hummus, babaganoush, Turkish salsa, stuffed grape leaves, lavash bread, for gluten free option add our fresh cut veggie sticks. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Lal
$7.99
Babaganoush (Patlıcan Salatası)
Fire smoked eggplant, roasted red pepper pureed with homemade filtered yogurt, tahini, garlic, fresh lemon, organic Turkish extra virgin olive oil. Recommended with lavash bread
$6.99
Hummus
Flavorful organic Turkish chickpeas blended with creamy tahini sauce, fresh lemon, organic Turkish extra virgin olive oil, hint of fresh garlic. Recommended with lavash bread
$6.99
Haydari
Homemade filtered yogurt dip blended with fresh garlic, dill. Recommended with lavash bread
$7.99
Turkish Salsa (Ezme)
Garden fresh tomato, onion, pepper, parsley, garlic, herbs, hand blended with organic Turkish extra virgin olive oil, Turkish pomegranate sauce. Recommended with lavash bread
$7.99
Stuffed Grape Leaves (Yaprak Dolma)*
Extra thin vine leaves hand stuffed with Turkish rice, pine nuts, black currants, Turkish herbs
HOT APPETIZERS (SICAK MEZELER)
$1.99
Lavash Bread
Made fresh for every order, recommended with all appetizers
$8.99
Bulgur Croquettes (Içli Köfte)
Two large croquettes, one stuffed with seasoned chicken, one stuffed with seasoned beef, both mixed with walnut, red pepper, onion, garlic
$7.99
Falafel
Homemade croquette of organic Turkish chickpeas blended with garden fresh celery, parsley, onion, garlic, tahini served with yogurt sauce
$8.99
Fried Calamari (Kalamar Tava)
Tender calamari lightly breaded, served with yogurt sauce
$8.5
Zucchini Pancake (Mücver)
Zucchini, carrot, parsley, dill, Turkish herbs served with yogurt sauce
$6.99
Crispy Phyllo Cheese Rolls (Sigara Böreği)
Golden crisp pastry rolls filled with Turkish white cheese & parsley
SOUP & SALAD
$5.99
Turkish Red Lentil Soup (Ezogelin ÇOrbası)
Delicious blend of organic Turkish red lentils, Turkish seasoning, fresh herbs
$5.99
Cucumber Soup (Cacık)
A cold soup made with garden fresh cucumber, garlic, dill, homemade yogurt
$8.99
Shepard Salad (ÇOban Salatası)
A Mediterranean classic with garden fresh tomato, cucumber, pepper, onion, parsley, tossed in our organic Turkish extra virgin olive oil, lemon and pomegranate dressing
$8.99
Istanbul Salad (Ev Salatası)
Mesclun greens, carrot, onion, corn, garnished with homemade pickled red cabbage, tossed in our organic Turkish extra virgin olive oil & lemon dressing
KIDS MENU
For children 12 years and younger
$7.99
Mini Chicken Shish Kebab
Hand cut french fries or rice
$7.99
Döner Kebab Plate
Hand cut french fries or rice
$5.99
Cheese Pizza
On lavash bread
$7.99
Grilled Meatball Plate
Hand cut french fries or rice
SIDES
$3.99
Turkish Imported Olives
$2.5
Turkish Rice Pilav
$4.99
Turkish Imported White Cheese
$2.99
Fresh Cut Veggie Sticks
BEVERAGES
$2.5
Turkish Coffee
$2.0
Turkish Black Tea
$2.0
Turkish Apple Tea
$2.0
Green Mountain Coffee
$2.0
Soda, Iced Tea, Lemonade
$2.99
Ayran - Turkish Yogurt Drink
$2.5
Turkish Sour Cherry Juice
$2.0
Juice - Cranberry, Orange, Apple
Large $5.99
San Pelligrino
$2.0
Milk, Chocolate Milk
TRADITIONAL KEBABS
all kebabs are freshly prepared, marinated, and char-grilled, served with Turkish rice, side of greens, garnished with house pickled red cabbage, and house marinated onion
$15.99
Döner Kebab
Marinated lamb and beef slow roasted on vertical rotisserie, sliced thin. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Vin-Art, Kalecik Karası-Syrah
$19.99
Swordfish Kebab (Kılıç Balığı Kebap)
Thick succulent swordfish marinated, grilled to perfection. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Vin-Art, Narince-Chardonnay
$19.99
Lamb Shish Kebab (Kuzu ŞIş Kebap)
Tender lamb marinated in our house sauce, grilled on skewers. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Egeo, Cabernet Sauvignon
$26.99
Tenderloin Shish Kebab (Bonfile ŞIş Kebap)
Beef tenderloin marinated in house sauce, grilled on skewers. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Selection, Öküzgözü-Boğazkere
$16.99
Chicken Shish Kebab (Tavuk ŞIş Kebap)
Chicken breast marinated in house sauce, grilled on skewers. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Çankaya
$17.99
Adana Kebab*
Hand ground lamb seasoned with fire roasted red peppers and parsley, mildly spicy. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Kocabağ
$16.99
Chicken Adana Kebab (Tavuk Adana Kebap)
Hand ground chicken seasoned with fire roasted red peppers and parsley, mildly spicy. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Lal
$16.99
Lamb Meatball (Köfte)*
Ground lamb patties seasoned with onion, parsley, garlic, flavorful Turkish herbs, char-grilled. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Yakut
$29.99
Mixed Grill Kebab (Karışık Izgara)
Generous portion of döner, chicken & lamb shish, chicken adana, lamb meatball, great for sharing! Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Selection, Öküzgözü-Boğazkere
$25.99
Surf & Turf Kebab (Antirikot & Kılıç Balık Kebap)
Tender swordfish and beef tenderloin marinated in our house sauce and grilled on skewers. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Egeo, Cabernet Sauvignon
EARTHENWARE CASSEROLES (GÜVEÇ)
smokey casseroles baked in Turkish earthenware bowls, served sizzling hot with our rice pilav
$22.99
Shrimp Güveç (Karidesli)
Tender shrimp, mushroom, onion, pepper, eggplant, creamy tomato & vegetable sauce, topped with cheese. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Selection, Narince- Emir
$21.99
Lamb Güveç (Kuzulu)*
Tender pieces of grilled marinated lamb with tomato, mushroom, onion, pepper, eggplant. Recommended Wine: Kocabağ, Öküzgözü
$18.99
Chicken Güveç (Tavuklu)
Tender pieces of grilled marinated chicken breast, with tomato, mushroom, onion, pepper, eggplant. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Vin-Art, Narince- Chardonnay
$16.99
Vegetable Güveç (Sebzili Güveç)
Delicious blend of tomato, mushroom, onion, pepper, potato, eggplant, carrot, garlic. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Yakut
HOUSE SPECIALITES
Chef's special selections
$18.99
Beyti Kebab*
Ground lamb with chili, parsley, garlic, wrapped in lavash bread, topped with homemade tomato sauce & yogurt on the side, served with rice pilav. Recommended Wine: Corvus, Karga, Kuntra, Cabernet Sauvignon
$16.99
Vegetable Stuffed Eggplant (İMam Bayıldı)
Fire roasted eggplant stuffed with roasted red pepper, onion, tomato, garlic, parsley, topped with our homemade tomato sauce, served with rice pilav and yogurt cucumber sauce. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Lal
$17.99
Lamb Stuffed Eggplant (Karnıyarık)*
Fire roasted eggplant stuffed with ground lamb, tomato, red pepper, onion, garlic, parsley, served with rice pilav, yogurt cucumber sauce. Recommended Wine: Kavaklıdere, Angora
About
Turkish food is a true fusion of many different cultures, a collage of different cuisines so to speak. Turkey, geo-physically located as a bridge between Europe and Asia, has been a melting pot of many civilizations since the beginning of history. Once the land of Hittites and the Greeks, it later became the home of the Turks, a nomadic peoples. Therefore, its cuisine is not only a collage of all the cultures that lived in Turkey throughout history, but also a collage of cuisines from all the lands Turks lived before settling in what was then called Asia-Minor. Today's Turkish cuisine is a fusion of Turkic, Ottoman, Greek, Persian, Arabic, Lebanese, and Armenian cooking that can be defined as
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific restaurant with excellent unique menu at reasonable prices. It's hidden away on lower Church where it's less crowded. Nice inside, and pleasant outside in summer.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VermontersOnTour
Reviewed October 27, 2018

My friend and I had a wonderful experience at the Istanbul Kebab House yesterday. The service was friendly and professional, the food was delicious and wonderfully faithful to the great food we have enjoyed in Turkey. Other diners were also enjoying their meals and were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vermonters05473
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and really enjoyed a small mezze platter, eggplant lasagne, and a donor kebab platter. All perfectly seasoned, and the baba ganoush and fresh made flatbread were amazing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rkmill
Reviewed October 18, 2018

A smaller inside, but rooftop dining facility with some of the best Turkish food we have eaten (including several times in Turkey). Appetizers, main dishes and desserts were all very tasty and reasonably priced. Service was great and would highly recommend this restaurant if you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rcharchitect
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The mezze platter is a must have. Every bite was amazing. We got the vegetable casserole which was so good, and loved the rice pilaf it came with. Also got the cheese rolls, which were filled with a feta-like cheese. Tempted to go back but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RebeccaD0903
Reviewed October 7, 2018

I'm a big fan of this restaurant which is located on upper Church St in downtown Burlington. It's a very small setting but intimate and perfect for a nice celebration with the family. Reservations are a must due to their limited seating and popularity. As...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hoorge
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Istanbul Kebab House this evening. Everything we tried from appetizers to dinner was delicious! The waiter was very attentive and the portions were larger than at other middle eastern restaurants where we’ve eaten. The prices were reasonable considering the location on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LoveToTravelMpls
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We stayed over for 1 night in Burlington and looked for an option to eat and we ran into the Istanbul Kebab House. Apparently it just moved into this new location which used to be a German Brauhaus previously (you can still kind of see...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dined there on 9/17/18. The food was flavorful, well prepared and authentic Turkish. Prices are very reasonable and portions hardy. Stopped in the kitchen to compliment the chef and found it spotless. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 940stephenz
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Was craving Turkish food, was not disappointed. Enjoyed mezze platter and traditional lamb kebab with Turkish tea. Jordan was my server, and she was thoroughly enjoyable - really added to the dining experience. Will definitely come again!

Date of visit: September 2018
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