We enjoyed our experience so much .. all fo it so goo! The food, wine, service and vibe! Our meal was so tasty with lots of different choices of veg, meats, apps, etc. The service is fantastic ... friendly, engaging, informative! We will be back!
The food was extremely tasty and presented really well. The dessert was scrumptious.
Definitely recommend this restaurant.
Best place for date! Delicious food! Great service!!
To my taste Kitchen Istanbul is a downgrade from Troya, which had this space formerly. I rated the food so low because they’ve eliminated a lot of my favorites like manti and beef turlu. The moussaka is too heavy and cheesy for me. The mezes, however, are as good as ever - if I find myself there again I’d just have a number of small plates. The wine list is good but unusually expensive for a small neighborhood place. They do have a fair by the glass and beer selection. Overall, there are much better Turkish options out there.
Delicious dining with excellent and personal service.
Solid food and ambience. I was expecting a bit larger portions for a Turkish place and less formal dining but overall a very enjoyable experience.
The whole experience was fantastic! Food, service and wine - fantastic ❤️
We had an amazing time with the owners of the restaurant - our 1st time and we will be back - food was excellently prepared and tasteful/good wine list/great atmosphere
Every dish was better than the last! I will come back again and again.
Key entree on menu unavailable early in evening
Manager told my colleague the restaurant is not open 5 minutes early but seated us after unkind greeting
Excellent food. We got a bunch of items from the mezze menu and one entree (for two adults) and were thrilled with all of it. Have the kunefe for dessert! Our server, Lindsay, was a total delight.
Kitchen Istanbul is simply phenomenal. I brought a group of ten there for my birthday and could not be happier with the service and food we received. The Turkish cigars, cauliflower, lamb kebabs, and baklava were all divine. I wish I could come here every day.
We had a wonderful meal at Kitchen Istanbul. The service staff kept our water glass full and brought the food quickly. We loved every dish we had and the waiter was very helpful steering me to dairy-free options.
Excellent!! I am talking about the food AND the service. We went with our server's suggestions and he was spot on. The cauliflower was amazing, the lamb kabobs were cooked to perfection. The dessert, kunefe, was over the top. Go! If you haven't been.
The food was great! The hostess neglected to check off my arrival, as a result my reservation was considered a no show by you, which was a big waste of my time.
We've eaten at Kitchen Istanbul for quite some time and have taken friends there, too. The service is always prompt, gracious and efficient. The food is great! Hard to compare it to other types of restaurants as it is unique in its approach to food.
We've generally just had the smaller plates, but tons of them, and finish a meal feeling comfortable, not stuffed, and very happy. It's a great place!
Great food, excellent service, nice ambiance, unpretentious. But it has become popular and that means a high noise level at peak times. Go early to be able to have a quiet conversation over wine and delicious appetizers.
You can make a meal here entirely from the wonderful mezzos, including the roasted brussels sprouts on everyone's table, the roasted cauliflower, the muhammarah spread, and little meatballs. However, the lamb chops are really superb as well. Everything is flavorful. The service is fine, no one hovers, but someone is always there if you need anything. During a weekday evening meal you can relax and chat and visit with friends.
Service was great and all four of us enjoyed the food, especially the appetizers. Do yourself a favor and order the muhamarra and the roasted cauliflower -- I would come back just for those two. And the kunefe! A dessert I never would have ordered if I hadn't seen a glowing review -- it's delicious!
Enjoyed another meal, this time dinner with friends for my birthday, at Kitchen Istanbul. Previously had lunch there which was very good too. The food and service were great. We had a very nice dining experience. Will be going again for lunch on the weekends as work close by.
This place was awesome - great food, great wine - I can't wait to go back!
Lovely setting, very warm and efficient service, and wonderful food.
Good value. I absolutely loved the cauliflower appetizer. The spices were phenomenal
Great food and service! My wife and daughter enjoyed there meal as well
Excellent service and food.
Food was good, but not as great as in the past visits. Cauliflower was too spicey. Still pretty good.
The food is excellent. Wine list extensive, the staff is friendly and knowledgable!!
A Friend has a severe sesame allergy and the waitress/ kitchen was informative/ accommodating , nice and attentive. I think the secret is out!!!
I love this restaurant. Staff are attentive and patient, and the food is delicious. Interesting wines, including Lebanese. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
We had a great evening. The food was delicious as usual and the service was just right--attentive enough and not intrusive. They accommodated with extra plates when we wanted to share dishes. The wine list is extensive and interesting, but not inexpensive.
We arrived at 8:00, noise level was deafening . Staff is efficient and friendly. One of the dishes, moussaka, was over baked and dried out. Other dishes were quite good, though.
Let's get the bad part out of the way. Parking is very difficult for Saturday nights. We ended up paying $20 to park in the Smart and Final lot about 1.5 blocks away. I wish they would offer valet parking.
Food is high quality. The salmon and lamb kebabs were delicious. Service is friendly and welcoming. My Turkish friend said that the food is Americanized. But our party enjoyed it. I have had more flavorful Turkish food on the peninsula but it may be just a difference in style of cooking.
The menu is limited for vegetarians. They have a handful of items for vegans. Except for a salad, we did not order those items.
Authentic food, very tasty. Easy to share. Highly recommend.
The food here was amazing. Everything was absolutely delicious. We tried Turkish wine and were very impressed with it as well. You’d have to go some to out do this restaurant!
Everything was perfect and the service is amazing.
The lamb moussaka was to die for! Turkish coffee and baklava made a perfect duo to finish the meal.
Amazing amazing amazing food. I woke up thinking about the feta cigars. All the food we got was delicious and came to the table quickly. I got the Beyti for a meal which was my first time trying it - would absolutely get again. It was like a Mediterranean sushi roll: beef and lamb rolled into lavash bread topped with sweet red sauce.
Make a reservation for this place and you won’t regret.
This is a really good Turkish restaurant. The food was good the service was friendly and quick and the restaurant was well furnished and not too crowded
I was looking for a restaurant in the Richmond area and stumbled upon this little restaurant. The experience was very positive from beginning to end. The food was delicious and the ambience was very pleasant.
Arrived for 8pm reservations and were promptly seated. Wine and appetizers came promptly..so far so good. Then it went downhill....my wife is a pescatarian. They had run out of the only salmon dish and only veggie dish. Atleast they should have mentioned it when we ordering appetizers. We left after the appetizers and went to another place.
Interesting spot amidst all the Asian restaurants on Clement. Enjoyed the large photos on the walls. The three of us went on a Sat. afternoon, and it was not too busy so the service was good. There were a couple of items for brunch, but it is a limited menu. The egg special was mostly tomato which was surprising, but edible. Best dish that was ordered was the hummus with walnuts and the pita bread. Lamb meatballs were dry, and the grain (?) salad my friend ordered was bland.