Istanbul Bistro
Istanbul Bistro
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Istanbul Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.istanbulbistro.net/
  • Phone: 9164498810
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday : 11 am- 3 pm 5 pm to 9 pm
    Tuesday - Thursday : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sunday : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Murat Bozkurt - Takes pride in his Mediterranean/Greek cuisines
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 33rd Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking on street and in our lot
A word from Istanbul Bistro
From the authentic menu to the friendly service, come dine with us at Istanbul Bistro. Enjoy our finest Turkish inspired cuisines and fresh bread that is made daily. Dine in a quaint setting, while you treat yourself to a wide range of our carefully selected wines from around the world and right here in California. Whether it’s a casual lunch during the day or a music filled romantic dinner at night, you will be in good hands with us at Istanbul Bistro.

Here at Istanbul Bistro we also offer catering services that will entertain your guests’ taste buds or enjoy our savory dishes right at the comfort of your own home when choosing from our To-Go menus. Let us help plan a menu for your special event; stop by Istanbul Bistro or contact us so that we may assist you in putting together a fantastic meal that will impress your guests.
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Istanbul Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Wanted to try a Turkish restaurant
    roamingCD
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Wanted to try a Turkish restaurant since we had been to Istanbul a year ago and loved the food. This place had good food but what I thought was slightly Americanized. I had the lamb stew which was good but with only 4 tiny pieces of lamb. However, the staff was friendly and a nice place to come to on a Sunday evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Turkish Californian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Very tasty and authentic Turkish recipes..especially the Adana kabobs which are a national treasure in Turkey. Fresh and nicely served. Warm and friendly service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Having not sampled Turkish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Having not sampled Turkish cuisine before I decided to take the plunge. Menu wasn't elaborate and reasonably priced. Everything I sampled was tasty. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Food arrived promptly. Its a smaller venue and a little claustrophobic, but in a good way. The only negatives of note was a chip on the rim of my water glass and the fried appetizer burned my tongue. Overall, I'd rate it a nice neighborhood stop. A solid experience all around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    I had an excellent experience! The food and service were fantastic. I loved it and I will be back many more times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Turkish!
    Kiki
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Great people running the restaurant which is the best start and then the food follows the same path. I'm really happy to have them in mid-town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Superb Local Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Istanbul Bistro is a small restaurant in a strip shopping center. It has lovely ambience -- small, close and comfortable. The food is good, featuring Turkish dishes. Food taste, quality, and presentation is all top drawer. Go enjoy a short trip to the land of the Ottoman Empire.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterranean experience
    merlotVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We had a family lunch with an infant and it was perfect. I am not sure how they are staying in business though because the restauarnt was not very busy. The food is excellent, just the right portions. we enjoyed the studdef eggplan and the Mousakka.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dishes seemed authentic, made
    kimikoVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Dishes seemed authentic, made from fresh ingredients, and altogether delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hummus Heaven!
    nonickname
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    We were given a gift certificate. We first walked into the wrong restaurant. The location is difficult. The food was very good and they have the best hummus I have ever tasted and I have been to Istambul!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious food!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    i went there with my girlfriend its was cheap and the best food ever tried
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We loved the food, service,
    Peso
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We loved the food, service, and decor! We will definitely return again for the delightful and delicious cuisine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for lunch. The falafel
    EnjoyDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    We went for lunch. The falafel was a little bit over done, but still very good. It was a different presentation, as we were expecting a pita sandwich & were presented w/ more of a salad. My friend enjoyed her lamb. At times they seem overwhelmed by all of the coupons they have out & could use more help in the kitchen & wait staff. Portions & service have suffered @ those times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was busy, I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    The place was busy, I was glad I made reservations. They only had one waiter for the whole resturaunt but he did fabulously. We had great food, and a fun time. Back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall