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Istanbul Blue Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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35 Years of Cooking Experience: Chef Ismet's Istanbul Blue Restaurant, you will instantly feel as though you walked into the city of Istanbul. We offer a variety of mediterranean and turkish dishes, all served within a comfortable, warm setting. The restaurant provides generous portions, while maintaining modest prices.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

The five of us reserved a front table for dinner ahead of a concert nearby. The menu is authentic Turkish (mostly) and includes a number of winners: the lentil soup was delicious & spicy; the calamari was actually tender. My wife liked her Imam Bayildi...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed June 2, 2019

came in around 8 on a very not busy Thursday night. one table only but no one greets at the door. then we walked in and said hi. Waitress is young and in experienced but meant well. Food is mostly authentic but I am not...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Robert A
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Wife and I had dinner here on a Friday nightmare. Awesome mixed grill. Lots of meat for a very decent price ($25) - more than you can eat. Chef is quite the character, sticking his head out of the kitchen every now and then to...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 960willemk
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Stopped in for dinner tonight since we were in the area. Lots of really interesting options on the menu. We decided on 3 appetizers for our meal; the baba ganoush, cigara boregi and the sucuklu pide. All three were excellent. The server, on the other...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Stu C
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

The quality of the food here is very good. The lentil soup is to die for. The chicken kabob was very good. The bread was excellent. The service, however, was very mediocre. Our table was right next to where the waiters input orders, so we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch and we were the only ones in the restaurant. Took quite a while to get my Coke and even longer to get our food. The Lentil soup was delicious. I had the Doner Kebab/Shwarma platter. The meat was dry and only warm. Wife...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Istanbul Blue really gets it right! From the warm welcome and personal attention from Yahab (the owner/chef) to the awesome wait staff (Mahir & Elcin), I always leave with a happy heart and tummy. :-) The lamb and beef dishes couldn’t be any better and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Elisabeth S
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We were invited to join in an Anniversary Dinner hosted by some friends. The dinner included lentil soup and mezza starter followed by a choice of many entrees. Having a choice was a nice feature as too often these type dinners restrict you to one...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank William D
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Had a great meal there. Small cozy place. Food was great. Service was just what you want - close but not too close. Owner/cook came out to make sure meal was all we wanted. Only disapointment was that my wife wanted moussaka but they were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Istanbul Blue R, Owner at Istanbul Blue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hi CJisland, Thanks for the wonderful review. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed our services. Our team at istanbul blue strives to provide you with the absolute best, every day. So we hope you come again and again. Regards Chef Ismet Istanbul Blue Restaurant

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Despite being hidden in the far inner corner of a plaza, this restaurant is easy to be found. Its signs can be seen even from Nutley intersection. Lovely Turkish food. The food quality is good although the lentil soups could be a little less spicy....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Istanbul Blue R, Owner at Istanbul Blue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hello YB DIPLOMAT We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review with 5 stars. THANK YOU SO MUCH! see you soon look forward to serving you again. Regards Chef Ismet Istanbul Blue Restaurant

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