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216 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Formerly S & H Kebab House)
(267) 639-3214
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had walked by the restaurant around 10pm and were handed a menu. We had wanted to stop for drinks and decided to go inside. Apparently they just received their liquor license and we were there first Bar Customers! The place is family owned and very nicely decorated. The drinks were good and a great price. Everyone was beyond friendly... More 

2 Thank degrawm
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were happily greeted by the owner of Leziz Turkish Restaurant. He took the time to show us his restaurant which recently had moved to the South Street location. It was like entering a relative's new home and then "given a tour"...The service was excellent although I think the waitress misunderstood some of the things we ordered and were brought... More 

3 Thank bonnieblueribbon
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited this place with a friend and he made 2-3 rounds around the street to find parking but did not give up and that set the expectations about Leziz. The place is just owesome with good food, decent portions, very nice staff, service is very prompt and we were fortunate to be entertained by belly dancer and her sword... More 

3 Thank BharatBhoomi
Boulder, Colorado
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived to Sal's new place and it was light and airy and very modern design. Ordered appetizers, taking into consideration gluten issues with one of our 3. The wait was minimal, food delicious, and then our main course came. Waitress friendly and efficient. Dinner was tasty and well presented. Would go back anytime I am in Philly!

2 Thank Jyoti W
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Four couples shared the combination appetizer plate and a large Greek salad to start. Each had a main course and we brought our own wine. Food was tasty, service was appropriate and pleasant. Wide variety of choices, representative of the Mediterranean and Turkey. Having taken many visits to Turkey and the Med countries, it was a decent representation, reasonably priced,... More 

Thank Rick R
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I am from Turkey and was looking for good Turkish food in Philly. This place is one of the worst Turkish restaurants I have ever been in U.S. We ordered eggplant appetizer, iskender gyro and pide with ground beef. Eggplant appetizer had too much tomato sauce in it and very little amount of eggplant. The taste was very sour. That... More 

Thank eileen572
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Leziz stood up to its reputation as "The" place to have a great Turkish Meal in the heart of South Philadelphia. I arrived as they just opened up for lunch on a Monday, and we were the only ones there (for now). No worries, because I wanted to have the full experience of tasting Turkish delicacies without the disturbance of... More 

2 Thank pinaylady65
Lafayette Hill
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Leziz on Saturday night. Sal, the owner, has created a homey and service oriented restaurant experience. The dips were flavorful and well prepared, and, unlike many restaurants, they were specially prepared to accommodate my sulfite allergy. The Moussaka was very unusual, and very good, with more heat than I am used to seeing in... More 

2 Thank PaPilot
Philadelphia, PA
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here. The calamari are fresh and really tasty. The lamb shank was huge, tender and served wrapped in eggplant. I'd highly recommend it as well as the restaurant generally. The servers are very friendly and really attentive. If you like turkish food, this is a great restaurant to go to.

3 Thank Marjorie S
Hampton, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

First off, the food is the star of the show, that is why I keep going back there, if it wasn't good there would be no review from me. Service is friendly, with a heavy accent and overall between good and great but there can be moments of ... distraction from the wait-staff (this IS a Turkish restaurant). The atmosphere... More 

2 Thank JohnVroom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $28
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Formerly S & H Kebab House)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: (267) 639-3214
Istanbul Lounge is a family owned restaurant specializing in authentic Turkish, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Located just off of South Street, this cozy oasis brings a taste of the Ottoman Empire to the heart of Philadelphia. Featuring organic lamb, chicken and Top Choice Black Angus steaks, as well as traditional vegetarian dishes and fresh seafood, this BYOB satisfies every palate.

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