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Ravintola Istanbul Oriental

Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
+358 8 3112922
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“adana” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Romantic. Celedrated our anniversary there. Very, very good service. Polite from the beginning to the end. An expensive choice, as the two of us had starters, main and the wine to go with the dishes. Ended up at 125€. Lamb was tender, prawns were juicy....More

Thank amppu
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

What a great experience. From the first step in, until closing the door behind us the service was excellent. Must be one of the rare places in Finland where you still find the 'old style' hospitality. We had three different versions of adana and turkish...More

Thank FINiina
Reviewed 6 March 2017

In restaurant there is a peaceful and elegance mood. Service is excellent, they don't have to ask always "Is everything ok?" They now it's ok. I ate grilled liver and it was one of the best liver foods I have ever ate.More

Thank Marko Y
Hannu U, Ravintolapäällikkö at Ravintola Istanbul Oriental, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind comments following your visiting our restaurant I am delighted that You enjoyed your experience. I look forward to sharing your kind words with my staff. I hope to welcome You back to our restaurant very soon. Kind regards, Hannu Uutinen...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Attentive staff, relaxing atmosphere and highly recommend the lamb chops! Other meals looked great too. Best restaurant in Oulu!

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the finest restaurants in Oulu. This place is worth visiting. Be sure to reserve table beforehand. The service was worth mentioning, the staff was very helpful and polite. The food is mediterranean or turkish depending on the menu. I ordered whole menu with...More

Thank Marraapp
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We had our 25th anniversary and picked Restaurant Istanbul Oriental mainly because we used to go there a lot when we had just met. Back then the place was rather expensive (for a couple of Uni students) but worth splashing every now and then. The...More

Thank saab93f
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Last time enjoyed dinner as a participant of big Group (earlier time as a couple) and both time staff were very friendly and professional. Food Is good and tasteful, especially meatmeals. Winemenu is ok. Decoration more colourful than Finnish restaurants usually are, a hint of...More

Thank Pauli30
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Good portion, excellent food, great service. Should reserve tables in advance because it is quite small and full of customers.

Thank linhgiang
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had few times romantic dinner at the restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is very friendly. The atmosphere is very suitable for romantic dinner :)

Thank Rauli M
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I took a lambkin meal... I was expecting mindblowing experience and taste. Maybe my expectation was too high and I was a bit disappointed. There was enough food, but it was too salty for my taste. I will probably give this place another chance to...More

Thank Jorgos
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$165
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Northern Ostrobothnia  >  Oulu
  • Phone Number: +358 8 3112922
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Istanbul, a Turkish restaurant established in 1993, has street level dining and a picturesque patio where one can enjoy a fresh breeze. Located on Rotuaari Street in the centre of Oulu, Istanbul provides a Turkish dining experience.HOSTING PRIVATE EVENTSOur facilities can be reserved for private events including parties and business meetings.GENUINE GRILLED CUISINEOur chefs have created a traditional Turkish menu prepared on a charcoal grill. Using traditional Turkish recipes, we use fresh ingredients and create most of our dishes to order.MORE THAN A REGULAR NIGHT AT THE RESTAURANTOn special nights, our guests can sit at the chef’s table in our kitchen and participate with preparing their dinner.GENUINE, ORIGINAL AND AWARDEDIn addition to recognition from our loyal customers, the restaurant has received numerous awards. Bahri Karagümüs received the rank of “Les Rôtisseurs” in 2002 and in 2003, the restaurant received the “Chaine des Rotisseurs” shield. Istanbul was also recognized as Finland´s cleanest restaurant in 2007.