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Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant

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11525 Cantrell Rd Ste 914, Little Rock, AR 72212-1721
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant in a really nice upscale location. Given the location, the prices are extremely reasonable. We had Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, two bowls of Tomato Soup, a large Greek Salad and an Adana Kabob which comes with rice or fries, salad and. Some extras all under $30. The food is prepared well and so tasty.

Thank marieds
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Complete disclosure, I haven't reviewed this place because I don't want it to become crowded. It is really small, family owned and operated. There are maybe six booths and four tables inside. The salad is consistently good. I always get the lentil soup during the colder season. Soup and said is a great combo and you can add meat to... More 

Thank aprweiss
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We tried this placed when we passed in little rock. We ordered the beef diner and a beef kebab. I can't distinguish if those dishes were authentic Turkish food but we loved and enjoyed the food. We also ordered the pistachio baklava with the Turkish coffee.

Thank Mimi P
san antonio tx
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I drove for 3.5 hours to get to Little Rock for a doctor appointment, then had to turn around and drive back. The best part of that grueling day was finding Istanbul. I was starving when I arrived at about 3pm. I usually hate going to a restaurant at off-peak hours, but this was totally the exception. The service was... More 

Thank genkay
Edinburg, Texas
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

My husband was looking for something different so was disappointed when the food tasted like any other Greek restaurant we had been to. The food was very good, but not what we expected.

Thank Pamela P
North Louisiana
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Beef doner (pronounced Don-hair) is wonderful, melt in your mouth buttery, crispy edged, thinly sliced 1 inch wide x 6 or 7 inch long ribbons of meat. It holds up in the refrigerator for reheating the next day...and that's good because the beef doner plate is huge! And comes with a wonderful crisp salad, herbed rice, cacik (like tatziki) and... More 

Thank TravelStars4Us
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice experience at this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great. I really want to visit this restaurant again even though I am from southeast Missouri.

Thank Yasser A
Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I eat here all the time, and I love the place. The food is just incredible. I could eat about five million of their dolmas. The pita bread is fresh and oh so soft. The cigar pastries are ridiculously good. You really should try the cigar pastries. The falafel is super tasty. The restaurant is pretty small, but I've never... More 

Thank travelinthedark
Mabelvale, Arkansas
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

I went there with family. We were all trying it for the first time. The staff was very accommodating and eager to please. We sampled various kinds of hummus. We enjoyed the food.

Thank btstan9297
Little Rock, Arkansas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

When we are thinking of eating Mediterranean, Istanbul is top of my list. It is close to home (a big plus), cozy and the food is always great. I love that it is freshly prepared, and the staff is always very attentive.

Thank ahappycouple2

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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: 11525 Cantrell Rd Ste 914, Little Rock, AR 72212-1721
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock

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