We found this place walking down 7th Avenue in Ybor City. I have to say we were originally headed to another popular greek restaurant (starts with an "A") down the street, but the "A place" had a long wait. So, we decided to give Istanblu a try instead. I'm glad we did!
It's a really large space, decorated pretty cool, with plenty of room. The food was great. Possibly even better than the food at the original restaurant we were headed for. This restaurant is just a little beyond the touristy part of 7th Avenue, so it's not as busy. The owner came out for a chat. A really nice guy. Very knowledgeable about Turkish/Mediteranean food and the culture. Will we go back? You bet!