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“Just Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Istanbul BBQ

Istanbul BBQ
Ranked #9 of 553 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $19
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Opening Hours:Mon - Thurs 5pm till 10pmFri - Sun 12 noon till 10pm
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6 reviews
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“Just Brilliant!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Food was amazing! Staff were awesome! Absolutely faultless! They even gave our little girl an evil eye which is a Turkish tradition! Will defiantly return next time we are in the area!

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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Simply Fantastic”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

One of the best meals I have ever had. Staff were great too. Well worth a visit. Great value for money.

  • Visited July 2014
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“A Great Example of Turkish Hospitality & Cuisine.”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having spent a little time living in Turkey and always enjoyed visits to the country, it was often a source of frustration that outside of London its not always been easy in the U.K to find great Turkish restaurants - so what a pleasure its been to see this place open up in an unassuming location on brook street offering a great range of Turkish dishes.

Entirely without pretension, the interior is pretty simple yet immaculately clean whilst the open kitchen with full charcoal grill is both a reassuring feature and no doubt a key element to the delicious food they serve up. The kebabs/kofte are expertly seasoned & inevitably several steps up from takeaway fare, but what I love about this place is the range of food they offer beyond the grilled meats - both the hot and cold meze platters are fantastic and enormous - be warned even those with large appetites will struggle to finish off a main course after the platters!

Having made several trips here with work, family and friends there are several dishes I'd recommend - the chicken 'kluck' is mouth wateringly delicious, the lamb stew is as good as I've tasted, whilst the pre order 6 hour roasted leg of lamb is as tender as a lovers caress!!(has to be for 25 quid a head!). Its always reassuring to see my all time favourite Turkish dish Imam Bayildi on the menu - a great vegetarian option - I just wish they also offered it as a side dish.

Its hard to criticise this place, the only thing which has ever slightly disappointed is the halloumi cheese which can be a little tough and not quite up there with others I've tasted. But that's a tiny detail when considering the quality of food and welcome they offer, I've never experienced anything but fantastic service from the hard working staff here and it really does remind me of Turkey where hospitality is generally on another level to northern Europe. The biggest compliment I can pay this place is its as good as equivalent neighbourhood grills in Istanbul et al, and as such it will always be sure of my repeat visits!

  • Visited July 2014
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“Great!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food is healthy and delicious. I am Italian, we are expert in fact of cousine and I have strongly recommended this restaurant to all my friends! The food is excellent, as the quality of the meat! It is one of the cleanest local I have ever seen and you can watch the cooks during their work! It is excellent because it ,means that they have nothing to hide. The atmosphere is fantastic: relaxing music and the waiters and waitresses are very kind! It is become one of my favourite restaurant, the best in Chester! It is good for all occasion, I have been there with my family, boyfriend and friends!

  • Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Great Hidden Gem”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited one Saturday night. Excellent beautiful meal, lovely staff. Restaurant nice and clean. Will definitely visit again!

  • Visited February 2014
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