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“Very nice”

Istanbul Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 645 Restaurants in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $20
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Llanelli
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, swansea is now getting some great middle eastern restaurants...if you want a cheaper meal than instanbul I recommend AWA (at the old wimpy) however Instanbul is preferable for a more formal meal.

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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Terrific Turkish restaurant”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Istanbul is a great new restaurant in Swansea. The food is freshly prepared and beautifully seasoned. Good wine list. Hari, the owner, obviously takes great pride in the food and the service - and is also very friendly and welcoming. This will become a regular!

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“'WOW' Turkish Food at its Best”
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

What a find!!! Authentic Turkish food served up in a wonderful, friendly atmosphere. Having been to Turkey on numerous occasions it was great to find so many favourites on the menu and when cooked on the open charcoal grill they just transported you back to Turkey and some fantastic memories. Both the service and food were exceptional and we will definitely be returning soon.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Was looking for somewhere special to celebrate my graduation and this place exceeded our expectations. The staff where friendly and the food was out of this world. Highly recommend the calamari starter, it was stunning. I used to live in turkey and had been dreaming of Iskender kebab, but didn't think i would get one over here that was as good. Boy was i wrong. My husbands was so big he couldn't finish it. It was delicious. Cannot wait to return

  • Visited July 2014
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Newport
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“Family meal”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal. We had starters, which were delicious, although not very generous, followed by the mixed grill. The meat was all cooked beautifully and it was enough to fill us up, without feeling uncomfortable.

We came with noisy young children, I thought the staff were very sweet with them. They don't have a children's menu, but it didn't matter, as they shared our meal. They do have high chairs, which always adds to the experience for us!

I will definitely go back and recommend it.

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