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“A Favorite”

Istanbul Restaurant
Ranked #554 of 2,044 Restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Turkish
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Good for: Families with children
Description: An authentic Turkish restaurant. The owner and chef Memet Arslan came from Turkey 25 years ago to establish a homemade, family restaurant in Nashville. Istanbul Restaurant serves traditional Turkish meals prepared with original taste and spices from the motherland. We serve Turkish and Mediterranean food; our specialities include, gyros, kebobs, kuzy, falafel, hummus, and baba gonoush. This is a family owned business with quality food! Enjoy the best homemade baklavas in Nashville.
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
“A Favorite”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great place serving very good food at more than reasonable prices. I started with a very good bean soup, followed by the gyro platter, which was huge. I took enough away for supper tonight. Service is adequate. Very neat and clean. Lunch and dinner seven days.

  • Visited December 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great!!!”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Love this place!!!
Fresh, healthy, authentic, tasty, friendly and great value!!! What is there not to like!? A gem to be found down Nolensville Rd.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great, authentic Turkish food, great price, friendly service”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Turkish food, when it's done right, is wonderful and nutritious. Mehmet, who owns/runs Istanbul, is both a great cook and a sincerely nice guy. I can't imagine how anyone could walk away from here hungry, he really serves you too much! The ambiance is pretty much diner-style, but you're not paying for that here...just the wonderful food and friendly service. Note that he doesn't serve beer/wine/alcohol, so just be aware and if you imbibe do so before or after your meal. Easy to get to, just off the Nolensville Road exit off I-440. A few parking spots out front, but more behind the restaurant. Try it, you won't be sorry you did!

  • Visited September 2013
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“Know which plate is good”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I order lamb chops, they were chewy and not well cooked, my brother order kuzy and that was good. So some of the food was good other not so much. It's worth trying if you're looking to try something new

  • Visited September 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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“Terrific experience with a new type of food!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just tried this place out today & was very pleased! I had the Donar gyro with feta & fries. They make their own sauce & season the fries w/ their own special blend of seasoning. It was great!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Syah H
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