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“Four-Star Mediterranean Fare in an unexpected package”
Review of Istanbul Grill

Istanbul Grill
Ranked #1 of 808 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 29, 2012

This utterly non-descript restaurant in south Arlington has absolutely outstanding food. The Izgara kofte is excellent, as are the gyros / Doner Kebab. For appetizers, try the fried zucchini, and for dessert - what else - get the baklava.

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3  Thank FeynmanFan
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Fantastic food in a great ambience. Had the karisik izgara plate (mixed grill platter) and iskender.
The service is spot on and every staff member had a smile on their face.
I'll be back!!

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3  Thank Memo_Montana
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Comfort food for Americans as well as Turkish people. Everything fresh and amazingly flavorful. Lamb kebabs are to die for. Try the custard for dessert. The white linen and the helpful service make this a pleasing place to dine and talk. Such a warm inviting atmosphere. We always feel it has been a special experience when we eat at Istanbul Grill. Good break from chain restaurants. The lunch specials are a tremendous value.

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4  Thank Valerie P
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Nicely decorated, attentive staff and great food!! The BYOB makes this our go to spot for dining out without reservations. The menu is not your usual chain fare but it is delicious. Try the mixed grill to get a taste of all.

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3  Thank MarookaTexas
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Gotta go more often!! First let me say if you have not tried Turkish food, a visit here is a must. Yest, it is alot like other middle eastern restaurants, but it has it's own unique slant. Try their Meza appetizer tray, a vast array of small portions of their flavors. This is my wife's dinner every time we go. Also their country salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, and spices. My favorite main dish is their rack of lamb, but I would recommend their sampler dish to get a taste of all their flavors.
They also hand make their baklava themselves.
Family run and owner.
Bring your own wine.

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5  Thank joedvet
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