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Istanbul Kebab House- MOVED

10 Kellogg Rd, Suite 127, Essex, VT 05452-2839
+1 802-857-5091
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Dec 18, 2015
“Middle Eastern food”
Jun 22, 2015
“Delicious food, friendly staff, lovely rooftop!”
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10 Kellogg Rd, Suite 127, Essex, VT 05452-2839
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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Missed eating good hummus, grape leaves, grilled chicken & vegetables etc. Enjoy good middle east seasonings. Will be back!

Thank housewifeofdc
Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've been going to Istanbul Kebab House since they were in Essex and recently went to the new Burlington location as well. Each time, the food quality and service was consistent, I've found everyone to be very knowledgeable about the food and more than happy...More

Thank filozof
Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food though not inexpensive is consistently good. New location on Church St is a big improvement. Wine list is very interesting but a better value if you go by the bottle. The swordfish kebab was excellent. The owners are on premises and very involved...More

Thank mjekl
Reviewed January 20, 2015

This gem recently moved from Essex, VT to downtown Burlington, VT on lower Church Street. The new location boasts an atmosphere that matches the wonderful cuisine. I can't wait for summer when the rooftop deck and seating will be open. With the move comes walls...More

Thank VTFoodLover2
Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went here for lunch and really enjoyed the food . I love european cuisine the decor was nice and service was good

Thank Nick159
Reviewed December 18, 2014

We have eaten at this family-owned establishment several times and have never come away hungry or disappointed. We are always greeted by a cordial, smiling host and are given a choice of seating areas when they are not too crowded. The décor is tastefully understated...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed December 3, 2014

Extremely gracious host and service. Lavasch is incredibly good and worth ordering with hummus or any dip or by itself. Many kebabs to choose from and well-served with rice and pickled cabbage. Desserts are different from the typical rice pudding and almond pudding is very...More

Thank mendn13
Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was not our first time at the Istanbul Kebab House, but it will go down as one of the most memorable. For the 40th anniversary we wanted a great meal in a pleasant, not too noisy or busy setting. We chose the Istanbul because...More

Thank Soxfanforlife
Reviewed November 11, 2014

A real treat for real turkish dining. Great kabobs (the lamb was awesome), and all dishes have a wonderful medley of authentic offerings. Spectacular desserts. Well-appointed dining room with friendly and efficient staff. I would definitely go back soon.

Thank FJDriver
Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stopped today for lunch, having had only a few tastes of Turkish food at farmer's markets in the past, so didn't quite know what to expect. Ordered a Mezze platter meal with sour cherry juice beverage, then Turkish rice pudding for dessert. Everything was uniquely...More

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Restaurant Details

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Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Kellogg Rd, Suite 127, Essex, VT 05452-2839
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-857-5091
  • E-mail
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 a true and unique Mediterranean food experience. Turkish food, as most Mediterranean food, relies heavily on appetizers called "mezes" and especially the freshest of ingredients. Although it has many meat specialties, it is predominantly based on fresh vegetables. Therefore, it offers a perfect combination of vegetarian and meat dishes, appealing to a broad spectrum of the eating public.
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