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Istanbul Restaurant

2631 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-2216
+1 615-248-6888
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“rice” (10 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
2631 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-2216
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend that you save room for Turkish Wedding Cookies or Baklva, they are fantastic! The restaurant is very small and intimate.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank trdenter
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This weekend, after a Zoo excursion, we visited Instanbul for the 2nd time. We really enjoy this restaurant! From the very homey Turkish feel, to the long-time waitress, to the owner and to the food. It's a winning restaurant for us. Our children had not...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fengshuimama
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Omg the food was so amazing! I got a trio meal with lamb, beef kabobs and chicken and it was the best ever! My meal started off with soup, pita bread, and hummus with sweet tea. Now I’ve never eaten anything they made before but...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Disgusting food highly salted and the waiters are all addict I got sick eating here just save you money go somewhere else

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank zaedahassan
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Great Turkish restaurant if you want an outstanding home recipe meal. I highly recommend. It is clear that this restaurant owner is cooking from the family recipes.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Rich J
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had a Gyro 3 with wonderful lamb, beef and grilled chicken. The soup starting off the meal was really flavorful and quite different from anything we make or get anywhere else. I'd say the same for the seasonings / flavor of everything else too....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank DaveRLa
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Best gyros in the city. The owner and staff treat you well. Been going for years. Even had co-workers get for my birthday one year. All said best gyro they ever had.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 789thurmanm
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

As a Turkish, I will highly recommend their restaurant. I was expecting way more less than this, they were exactly cooking how my mom cooks at home. Entrance with olive oil with seasoning was tasty! All food was awesome. Just letting you know, plates are...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 560hilali
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This Nolensville Road outpost is great for items off the griddle. I ordered the Istanbul Special, a combo of shish kebab, chicken kebab, and kofte kebab. Very satisfying ! Other kebab plates not as enticing. Great management.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Kin C
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My son who lives in Nashville had heard of this restaurant, and had been wanting to try it, so we gave it a shot. We visited on Friday for lunch, and found it to be clean and spacious. Not a huge crowd for lunch, but...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank himtall
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2631 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-248-6888
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.
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