Istanbul Turkish Cuisine
Istanbul Turkish Cuisine

Istanbul Turkish Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.istanbultrcuisine.com/
  • Phone: 4073330033x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday 12:pm - 4pm: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Zeynel Gulsoy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full service Caterer with quality and healthy food.

    Istanbul Turkish Cuisine serves and executes all types of events from corporate events, business meetings, house parties and charity dinners.

    By allowing Istanbul Turkish Cuisine to run your next event, you’ll be getting the best in food, service and quality.

    From lunch platters to full service dinners, let us provide you with great food, impeccable service and competitive rates for your next event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy our exclusive view of the private party rooms from every table in your private dining room with excellent service, fine Turkish cuisine, and the personal planning assistance that will make your party a step above!

    Private spaces room seating up to 75,A full buyout can accommodate almost 200 seated, more standing reception style.
  • Private Party Contact: Musa 4073330033x
  • Entertainment: Hookah Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: International Parkway Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plaza Parking Area
A word from Istanbul Turkish Cuisine
Our Ambitious Turkish Cuisine offers best quality Turkish Food in Central Florida Area which includes more vegetarian and seafood options.

Basically, Our food is based on Ottoman, Central Asian, Balkan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and European dining cultures and known as one of the largest cuisines in the World.

Turkish food became very popular during these days with the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet. According to the Mayo Clinic, the benefits included a reduced risk of heart disease, a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and a reduced risk of cancer. It also has more powerful vision protectors than other grains and helps increase healthy bacteria in the digestive.
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Istanbul Turkish Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (3)romantic (1)special occasion (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • False advertising
    ManOfSteelers
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We chose this place because they were on Open Table. We looked at the dinner menu on Open Table and the meals were around $11-13 which is a reasonable price. When we showed up for our reservation and looked at the menu the same dinner selections were $16.99 to over $20. That's quite a price jump. Because of the sticker shock we got up and left. We were already sitting in our car when one of the employees ran out to the car to see why we left. NEVER do this. It makes you look desperate and sad. I told her about the huge price difference from the dinner menu they have posted on Open Table to the actual menu in the restaurant. She offered us 10% off but that wasn't going to cut it. No soup for you.
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  • Good Turkish food
    FLWineGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Local restaurant with very good lavish bread, order mezza and family style apps, share & enjoy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They've really blossomed
    LPinFLVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We ate here after Istanbul had been open for a week or two, and were terribly disappointed. Some restaurants just need to find their footing, and this one certainly has. The food was delicious, the service was great, and we're very much looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Istanbul Turkish Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Will return
    LivesInHeelsVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Pleasant staff. Food was very good. The restaurant was quiet and much better than the last restaurant that was in this space.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This food is a great change of pace
    SteveD
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had some amazingly sauced food in our main choices with lamb shanks in a beautiful garlic, red pepper and onion sauce and lamb sauté which came with similar ingredients but much different spicing. These were absolutely flavorful and aromatic dishes unlike anything else we have had in Middle Eastern or Greek restaurants. We started the meal with the Turkish vegetable spread, which was outstanding with a little hot pepper undertone to the rich mix of minced vegetables. We had the straight-from-the-oven smaller lavas bread with the appetizer and had enough left to sop up the sauce from our mains. One tip we learned from other reviews: order the appetizers first and once you start on them, order your main courses, as pacing is a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Eperience
    JerryT
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Cold mixed appetizer was great. Downhill from there. Food tasted like it was reheated from Saturday. Soup was not edible and we sent it back. Waiter brought balance of meal and we were still had a table full of appetizers. We asked him to bring it back and instead he put it on an adjacent table and when we requested it everything was cold. Meat was tough and also tasted like it was reheated.
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  • Try the Bread
    Ride4FunFl
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My wife and I love the place. We recently took the mother-inlaw during a visit. You have got to try the fresh bread, lavaş (Lavash)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite
    Chitown
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place reminded me a lot of Reza's in Chicago, but I found the quality of the food to be even better. The prices were reasonable and the portions were generous. Great service and hospitality as well. Simple and elegant decor and moderate noise only because it was Valentine's Day. Date loved it too so we'll definitely be back regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    interesting food, nicely presented. restaurant is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    TangowoodVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Never expected to find an excellent Turkish restaurant in a Florida shopping center, but that's what Istanbul is -- with authentic food and gracious hospitality!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very tasty and
    foodfanVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food was very tasty and the portions generous. Service was attentive and prices were moderate. The baklava was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    FreqTVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    2 of us had the Moussaka. Excellent! Another had the Calamari appetizer. It was large enough for a meal itself! Good food, good beer. Nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food
    Carey
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Dinner at Istanbul Turkish Cuisine was exactly what we were hoping for. For starters the atmosphere was very nice, extremely clean and certainly added to the positive experience. The food was delicious and plentiful. We ordered the hummus and bread and it was fresh from the oven and very impressive as it was delivered still puffed with hot air. My daughter loves the stuffed grape leaves and enjoyed them. She does like yogurt sauce with them and it would have been nice if that was included. The house salad's were enormous and we could have shared one among the three of us. The kabob was delicious. Our server was excellent, so personable, he did not miss a beat. The chocolate bomb was good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great in all aspects
    BigBelly
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The food, service and ambience were all top notch. Would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding! Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Food was outstanding! Service attentive. Already planning our next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We dined for the first time at Istanbul's this past Friday night. The food was excellent. My husband got the lamb shank which he said was awesome and I ordered quite possibly the best chicken I have ever had. The service was excellent. Everyone was so friendly and nice. The turkish wine was good too, as well as the martinis! We will definitely be back soon! PS - make sure you do not leave without ordering the homemade Baklavah!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trying something new
    DanL
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I love trying out new spots however my wife's preferences are, let's say not as broad as mine. Well it was my time to choose and I was really in the mood for something different. This place did not let me down. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The waitress offered my wife excellent recommendations which she thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Lamb...period
    DineOutVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Simply the best lamb I have ever had! I will keep coming back that alone! Very happy to have this establishment in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Par Excellant!!!
    DineOutVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    A magical experience for the taste buds! The blended flavored of the meat & seasonings were a complement to the overall dining journey. Will enjoy many more meals here!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome kebobs!
    jbh55VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Love the kebobs and the salad that comes with them!! They just need to have beef in the menu as well .... The turkish bread is also fun and delicious!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time for Turkish food!
    Colleen
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    OpenTable brought this to my attention and friends wanted me to pick a place for my birthday dinner. I am gluten free, and was pleasantly surprised by the tasty food & beautiful atmosphere. The bar is very well designed, although no one was at the bar the evening we were there, they should attract a crowd! Service was attentive & made for a great overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Darthdine
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    We have dinned at this place several times and other restaurant owned by the same people in Sanford FL. The food is delicious. The service is very good and the ambience is quite, excellent for families special occasion or anytime dinning. I would encourage anyone to try this place more so if they have a taste for middle eastern food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The best Turkish restaurant we have found in the greater Orlando area. The food, service and overall experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.