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About 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.

7025 County Road 46A
Suite 1011
Lake Mary, FL 32746
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
International Parkway Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 333-0033

Website:
http://www.istanbultrcuisine.com/

Entertainment:
Hookah 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.

Parking Details:
Plaza Parking Area

Executive Chef:
Zeynel Gulsoy

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: (407) 333-0033

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Istanbul Turkish Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

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4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (57)
Fit for Foodies (49)
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Special Occasion (30)
Romantic (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Kid-friendly (11)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Tapas (1)
Cozy (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good whole branzino, hummus & vegetable spread.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good, but took way too long and not worth the almost hour wait. Place was not packed, staff not all that personable. A lot of people picking up take out, maybe that is the better way to avoid frustrating in restaurant dining experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience overall. Had a late lunch and just ordered apps. Food was fresh and delicious and the server was friendly and efficient. Baklava was a great ending to a wonderful meal.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The puffy bread and baba ganoush were very good. We also had calamari appetizer which was flavorless with a flavorless sauce. The entrees ranged from decent to poor, especially after an hours wait. Chicken kabobs were ok, the lamb kabobs ordered medium, were well done which rendered them tough and boring. The lamb chops were tiny and burned yet cold. The other ground chicken entrees were not very good.
Our server spoke little English and had very little menu knowledge. On several occasions we had to remind her of something we ordered. The place was 80% empty and yet the service was very slow.
We really wanted to like this place and had heard good things. Maybe we caught them on an off night even though it was a Saturday, but I think there is a reason they always seem empty.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We had a party of 13. Everything was great. The manager/staff were very personable and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. It was probably the most fun I've had in awhile at a restaurant. We'll definitely be back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was a very pleasant dining experience. Food was absolutely AMAZING and the service was right on point.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 12, 2017

There were four of us for my birthday and introducing friends who had not been there before. I would HIGHLY recommend, as all is excellent.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We have dined at Istanbul Turkish Cuisine several times and have always had a great meal. We were a group of 8 and wanted a place where we could enjoy good food AND be able to talk without loud excessive noise. The atmosphere was very nice, we could hear each other's conversation, and the food and service was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This was a great palce. we enjoyed it, we were even given free chocolate

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

A most enjoyable evening. Food was exrremely tasty and beautifully presented. Service was great . Quiet for great conversation. A truly pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

If you like Turkish food, this place is great. Chicken Addonis , and lamb sis kabob, with an appetizer of wheat Bulger stuffed with ground spiced lamb are the items we ordered. All were excellent!. There is outdoor seating as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We go here often with the same friends. We get a variety of dishes so that my wife can think back to when she lived in Cyprus. She likes to go there and converse in Turkish to keep up he fluency of the language. The food is authentic and the service is always at a good pace.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Service was a little too slow from the new server but we will definitely be back for the authentic cuisine. My wife speaks Turkish and likes to remain fluent each time that we visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Waiter and service were excellent. The atmosphere was great and intimate. They recommended things to try and we were not disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tapas, Outstanding Value
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Tasty mediterranean food, loved my chicken skewers!! Yummy :) Would love to go back with my friends.....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Delicious authentic Turkish cuisine with friendly service and nice atmosphere, highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Had a wonderful 3 hour evening with my friends introducing them to excellent authentic Turkish food, and to Turkish hospitality! Cok tesekkur ederiz!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Favorite restaurant! Consistently excellent food and service! Hidden gem! It's a must try!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Food was good and the flavor was authentic. Ali was an attentive and friendly server. Wines were well priced. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Nice place. Great food. We will go back again.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Exceptional. My first Turkish food experience and this place has me hooked. I highly recommend!!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Istanbul is consistently good. It is not excellent, but it is good enough to return, and no aspect of it disappoints. The food is tasty enough - not the best in the area, but much closer to home than its competition. The "yogurt style" of entrees can be a bit spicy, so be careful.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2016

The appetizers were the best part. Go for the hummus and the egg plant!

The ottoman casserole was the best dish followed by lamb gyro.

They don't have good wine choices! Worth a visit.(

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2016

Everything was excellent but the food (mixed grill for two) could have used a heating stone to stay warm longer. Other than that, we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2015

We love coming to Istanbul for some really fabulous food and very attentive staff. It is always hard to choose what to eat as everything we have tried there is very delicious. We always start with the lavash which is a wonderful bread that is great as a starter with their homemade hummus. This is a great restaurant for a family dinner or a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Breck was a great server, went with his suggestions and were not disappointed.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 8, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here on a couple of occasions and I must say it is a great place to go. We like it better than the other Turkish restaurants we have been to. The interior is nice and modern and clean. The service is good and the food is excellent! The lavas is very good to start your dining experience and they have 2 sizes, so a party of two can enjoy the small one. We have had kabobs and lamb chops. Both are very tasty and reasonably priced. They have a decent wine list and a full service bar. If you have a large party, they have a private dining area available. They have a few tables outside also if you want to sit outside on a nice evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Made reservations for 6:00p.m. for party of nine. We arrived and where seated promptly. Took about 10 minutes for waiter as there was a wedding party seated in the back room. He took our drink order (spilt the wine), gave us water, and we ordered appetizers and our meal. Appetizers arrived about 20 minutes later and he did not come back to check on us or refill water.

Around 7:00 I stopped him as he was walking by and asked him about our dinners. He said he would check and I did not see him again. At 7:15 I went to the bar and asked for the manager and explained the situation. She said because of the wedding party they were behind. I pointed out to her that there were at least two other tables that were seated after us and they had their meals but we did not. She said she would check on it.

Food finally arrived at 7:25. Chicken kebobs were overcooked and dry; lamb kebobs overcooked; beef kebobs tasted like lamb and were overcooked as well (probably cooked in the same pan at the same time). The only thing that was good and cooked perfectly was the fish. Again, we never saw our waiter until he cleared the table, and no one asked us how our meal was. However, another waiter did stop by and told us the dinner part of the order was not turned into the kitchen.

Now to the you are joking moment. The bill comes and there is a 20% tip added into it! I asked for the manager and she told me that a 20% tip is added to any party of 6 or more. I asked her if she thought it was a good idea to add the tip given what happened and stated, with a straight face, the tip was standard!!!! I told her that since it was not advertised on the menu or mentioned anywhere, even when the reservation was made, I would not pay it. She agreed to take it off the bill.

There you have it. Bad service, overall bad meal (appetizers were good), and no apology or acknowledgement that they screwed up; trying to use the wedding party as an excuse.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Food was fresh. Service was excellent. Expansive menu. Lots of parking.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2015

We had a family event w/16 people. Everything went great -- from scheduling to dessert. Even for a large group, service was very attentive and food came out promptly. We eat here whenever in town and it's always "spot-on". Highly recommended, whatever the size group or occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 13, 2015

based on some of the reviews read on open table I was sceptical about my reservation, however I wanted to see it for myself. The food was outstanding. The prices were not high and worth every penny. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 15, 2015

Istanbul is a great place to go when you want food, fun and conversation. Everything they serve is delicious. Get one of the mixed appetizers, and don't forget the "hollow bread". The mixed grill is fun for a group to share, too. When we're entertaining, Istanbul is where we choose for a perfect evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2015

Food was well presented and delicious. Service was friendly and on time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 4, 2015

This is by far the best Turkish food place I have been to ever in the USA. I can proudly say I have tried at least 15 total.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2015

I had the lamb kabobs, shepherd (?) salad, and the hummus. All of it was so fresh and amazing. The salad was a big surprise, it was so flavorful with fresh herbs, little pickles included in the salad and so many vegetables that it could have been a meal in itself. Next time I am travelling to that area, I will definitely stop at Instanbul!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2015

There was only one server for 10 tables. Food was decent. He tried his best, but pretty sad place overall.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2014

Local restaurant with very good lavish bread, order mezza and family style apps, share & enjoy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Pleasant staff. Food was very good. The restaurant was quiet and much better than the last restaurant that was in this space.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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