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Istanbul Restaurant

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325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When you get tired of the excellent Puerto Rican food and want a good alternative please head to Istanbul Restaurant! Second visit and very very good. Especially the eggplant appetizer and the Greek salad ( missing my greens these past few days). Also try the mixed grill. Very good lamb in a few forms including 2 delicious lamb chops and... More 

Thank Brooklyn478
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been tempted to enter this place several times... I am so glad we finally did it!! The ambience is perfect to have a nice dinner. The hummus, the platter and the baklava were really good and it was a lot. The service was also great.

2 Thank CMReyes
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across Istanbul Restaurant after coming back from a day out snorkelling. Nestled in a touristy area, thiis place serves good food, is well priced and has frienfly staff.

Thank Avidya2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service! We had the falafel and the dolma for appetizers. As main dish, I order the chicken kebab. It was well seasoned and very tender. My husband ordered the lamb stew. Both come out with rice and salad. Our waitress was wonderful! Very attentive but still respected our space. Will be dining here again!

Thank Maritza C
Quogue, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great food reasonably priced. Excellent for vegetarians and vegans. Great appetizers and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Thank Jaime S
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Combination of herbs and spices on meat dishes is very authentic, service - fast and friendly, decor - inviting and cozy. Might get crowded as it sits on the street directly facing disembarking cruise crowds, so take notice. You may safely skip their baklava if you ever tried a good one, say, in the actual city of Istanbul. Also, they... More 

Thank Alex E
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Had the Lamb Casserole which was delicious and large enough for two. I would definitely go back again.

Thank carolyn h
Isabela, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Istanbul has the most delicious Ottoman Casserole, enough for two diners. The restaurant is small but also has tables outside. Great place for people-watching. I highly recommend it.

Thank ValeriaMedalla
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent authentic Turkish cousin with clean Resturant and good atmosphere! Food was excellent, we wish we can pack the food back to Cleveland!!

Thank Mohamed73
Avon, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Located in the center of San Juan restaurant offers good quality meditarenian food and very good sevice

Thank viazmensky_matt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-5057
Istanbul Turkish Restaurant is located in San Juan, PUERTO RICO. We offer a large variety of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine! We take reservations and we do take out! Lunch specials every weekday, except hollydays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?