Temel Restaurant
Temel Restaurant
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Temel Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.temelrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7033525477
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Turkish, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Ismet Gezgic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Gungor 7033466500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Lee Highway
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Temel Restaurant
Temel Euro Mediterranean Restaurant which serves dishes from Mediterranean region includes from Turkey, Greece and Israel.
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Temel Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I loved their prompt service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I loved their prompt service and food! The lamb shish kabob was outstanding. We will definitely return this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dolmads and Lamb Shank were
    BoringVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    Dolmads and Lamb Shank were excellent. Baklava not so much -- it was soggy.
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  • Quite, local, great service & food.
    outotowners
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Went on Saturday night with friends from out of town. Six of us were able to carry on a conversation, which I love. The service was helpful but not in-your-face; also we wanted to share the food family style. They don't usually serve like that, but the waitress didn't bat an eye. That's what you want, that's what you shall have. Very decent, consistent Turkish food in our neighborhood. We've brought others from out of town, too, and Temel always impresses our guests. I go often for lunch-my friend and I get the delicious bread, a salad, and the most wonderful Turkish lentil soup, which isn't like any other lentil soup. Great to warm you up on a cold day. The baklava is the best I've had and the Turkish pizza is good, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very happy customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Temel is a great place for a relaxed, delicious dinner. The bread is out of this world, the salads were ample and delicious, and the main courses generous, tasty, and pleasingly-prepared ... all at a great price. The service was exemplary. We live out of state, but when back in the area, we would definitely make Temel a top choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice find for a Turkish restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Nice find for a Turkish restaurant. We enjoyed it, the food was good, and the wait staff were attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband & I went for one
    ffxdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    My husband & I went for one their special, the iskender kabob. It's never disappointed us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • A keeper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Server was very attentive but not hovering. Ambiance is one of great quiet and simple elegance. White table cloths are a real plus. Food is quite tasty. Best lentil soup around. Grille ground lamb kabobs and grilled veggie kabob so good. Also the salad of cucmber, tomato, green pepper and onion a good addition to delicious lunch. Too full for dessert but willr eturn and have just some lentil soup and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not good for large groups.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Not good for large groups. I called ahead to discuss payment. It turned out to be a disaster.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Although not the best Turkish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    Although not the best Turkish food in the area, some dishes were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Temel-low
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    My wife is half Turkish and this one of her favorite Turkish restaurants in Metro D.C.. Service is friendly, atmosphere is nice and relaxed, not amazing-it's in an older strip mall. The kids liked it. Food was authentic and delicious. Tab with tip for 4 adult meals including wine, one kid's meal, and appetizers and one dessert was well under $200.00. There's a coupon for 10% off on Temel's website, which unfortunately I forgot to bring. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's a wonderful place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/21/2011
    It's a wonderful place to go with a group. We could actually carry on a conversation. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I made reservation for our
    BZTraveler
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    I made reservation for our family of 4 for mother's day. I requested a high chair (for our 15-month old). When we arrived the waiter did not "notice" that we needed a high chair. We stood in front of our table for several minutes until I decided to look for someone and ask for a high chair. Then I was told, we are out of them. I complained and they asked a family that had one that was not being used to give it to us. Frankly, that was disapointing. In the past we were very impressed with the food, this time it was just OK. Not bad but not memorable at all. I'll try it again some other time.
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  • Excellent middle eastern/mediterran
    restongalVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Excellent middle eastern/mediterranean food; average ambience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Having lived in Turkey several
    DuckSoup11VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2011
    Having lived in Turkey several years we can recommend Temel's food as authentic and well-prepared; the lamb shish, the ground-lamb shish, and the spinach pie (main course) all were excellent, as were the falafel appetizer and the brown and crusty house-made pita. Temel's doner kebab may be the best of any Turkish restaurant in the area - available only on weekends but we wish they'd do it more often. Service is friendly and the restaurant is nicely decorated inside. Don't be put off by the outside of the place (which is this strip mall's fault entirely).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet