Isot Mediterranean Cuisine

4.7
191 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish

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Good Vegetarian Options
At Isot, we bring authentic Turkish cuisine to taste-savvy diners in the Philadelphia area. From our renowned manti and kebabs to our sensational pistachio baklava, we are leaving an imprint in the hearts and pallets of our guests. Our warm & cozy intimate main floor dining room makes the perfect date spot or family outing, while our second floor serves as an ideal private event space. We pride ourselves in superb attention to detail visible in everything from our intricately prepared dishes to our unique decor. Venture over to Isot for an immediate sensory trip to the Mediterranean.
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Dani
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! My friend and I are both vegetarian and gluten free and there were so many options for both of us. The staff was so friendly and accommodating, would definitely go back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!! The food was to die for and the staff/ambiance was fabulous. Will certainly be making a trip back very soon

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly was the best meal I’ve eaten in a long time. Everything was SO FRESH and sooo good. Staff was great. Food was incredible. AND it’s BYO. 10/10 recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Do not go on a Sat night. They clearly can’t manage their reservations. We were seated about 35 mins after our rez in the upstairs loft that shouldn’t even be used for dining. My view was of the stained wall with a hole in it. Service was beyond slow and incorrect dishes were served. I understand times are trying with limited staff but this was ridiculous. Owner was completely unapologetic. We were really excited to try this restaurant but will never go back.

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vipPQuiz
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this delish local place! All the food is so fresh and inviting. Service is always top notch!! We cannot say enough wonderful things about each & every experience here.

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vipCoco
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there on a Saturday night and even though it was busy, there were only 2 servers on the floor and they were so attentive and pleasant. Food again was delicious and definitely recommend this place!

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More
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was spectacular. The staff was very helpful and accommodating - especially to modify foods to be gluten free. Definitely will be going back!

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vipCoco
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and it was wonderful. Our server was so great as well as the food. We will definitely be frequenting here for sure! Highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great. Portions perfect. Didn’t know this was a BYOB place so bring your own wine! Service was very slow but they were so friendly and accommodating. I will still go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed. Generous portions and great food. Service with a smile and open heart. We live in DC and will definitely visit again.

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vipCandice
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Isot was very good! The decor is enchanting and food was delicious. The yogurt dill starter is one of my favorites. The lamb kebab was wonderful! They even take the meat off the kebab for you! The pita is delicious also.

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FoodRabbi
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The perfect is the service. One of the best in Philadelphia!
The food is amazing, very diverse and well done. The servings are small though - making the value not the best for the buck. Place design is good and with a taste. The TV's show repeating commercials of the venue, which is weird and annoying after time.
Over all a must experiences, and with some improvements to the price/portions size it can be a weekly to go place!

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jcho
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food! Great service! Will be back! Dim the lights a bit and make it a bit more cozy :)

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vipNancyA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All of the appetizers were fabulous! We had the mixed plate dips. I loved all of them except the Russian potato salad. The beef/lamb soup was great. The beef/lamb dumplings were in a cream sauce with Turkish spices. It was great but filling. We also had a patty that was on top of lettuce and tomato that was good. Most of the mentioned had a hot spice. I liked it. The chicken kabob was disappointing. The chicken was not that flavorful. It was in a curry yogurt marinade. The rice was cold and not that flavorful. The sautéed vegetables were limp and had too much oil in them.

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vipSami
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing and we felt like we had the restaurant to ourselves. It is BYO. The salads are so fresh. I did the steak kabob which melted in my mouth. We tried both desserts which were fantastic. Perfect for a date night. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place.

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CescF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Menemen, Spinach & Feta Cheese Borek, Haydari, and the Abuganoush. They were all excellent. The dining experience was great, and the staff was well wary and precautionary about COVID measures. Will definitely visit again. Highly recommend.

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vipPaulJ
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the opportunity of dining inside as we ordered carry out several times during the height of the pandemic. Our server was welcoming and the food exemplary of Mediterranean cuisine. The atmosphere is spacious and social distancing restrictions were obviously followed. Definitely recommend to friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away by my dining experience at Isot. We were immediately greeted with a warm welcome by our host and waiter, Sarbet. He promptly showed us to our seats and made us feel right at home. Realizing that we were unfamiliar with Turkish cuisine, Sarbet suggested several menu items to give us the most authentic and comprehensive taste of the Mediterranean. We started with the mixed meze platter, and then moved onto the beyran soup, followed by our main course of lamb chops, beef kebabs and chicken things with sides of rice, salad, and sautéed vegetables. Everything was delicious. We treated ourselves to a desert of traditional baklava which was a sweet and flaky delight. Our waiter Sarbet was incredibly friendly, the restaurant was quiet and cozy, and the food was outstanding.

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vipAristos
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with nice decor, good food, and very friendly service.

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vipcg16
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was very good as well. Glad we tried this place!

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vipLaLa925
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad I tried this place. The food was delicious and the staff was so friendly! Perfect place to catch up with a friend and enjoy great food! Going to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We received a complimentary Turkish drink and app to start the meal, followed by lamb and beef little dumplings, kabobs(variety), fresh salads, grilled vegetables, and rice. Everything was fresh and so very tasty! Service was fantastic! So friendly. We will definitely go back!

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MariaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! Delicious food, authentic just like in Turkey! Wonderful place, great decorations and music, and the staff is very friendly! I love Turkish culture!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing I highly recommend

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ColinH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was all cooked to perfection. Service was excellent.

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vipYcook
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful neighborhood BYOB for anyone that enjoys this type of cuisine. Lots from which to choose, very friendly helpful staff and fair prices.

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vipSigi
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of our go to neighborhood places. The food is excellent and the service is warm and caring. also, it's a BYOB which is always good.

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vipLynn
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood destination! The entrees were interesting and delicious. We tasted a variety of dishes and enjoyed all of them. Our server was wonderful! Thanks for an enjoyable evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was perfect!

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vipNeilB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Only negative was excess noise from a party upstairs. Would definitely recommend and return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was great and reasonably priced. It was not too loud, good for conversation.

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CaitlinD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Years Eve Dinner and had a wonderful time. We we're seated in the upstairs area. The service was wonderful, everyone there was super nice. We had an amazing meal, I highly recommend getting some of the platter options for the table. They brought us so much food it was delightful.

I would highly recommend this BYOB, especially if you enjoy sharing your meal with your table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 4th time coming here... I love this place, ambience, food and excellent service

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vipEricM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isot is a hidden gem in Queen Village’s growing collection of ethnic dining venues. The friendly and attentive staff carefully cater to your needs at this cozy byob establishment. The menu’s extensive array of Turkish fare features numerous grilled chicken, beef and lamb main courses that are delicately spiced to please any palate. We chose the mezze platter which offered a variety of delicious spreads with pita bread as our starter. The salads and grilled veggies were fresh and tasty sides for the mixed grill for four that was our shared main course. Rice pudding and baklava were the perfect ending to this incredible dining experience. I recommend that you chill a bottle of your favorite wine and make a beeline to Isot soonest, as this immersive Turkish culinary experience is not to be missed.

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vipJudyW
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding:lentil soup was unusual and delicious. A lamb and eggplant appetizer in yogurt sauce was outstanding. The owner and wait staff were friendly and welcoming. I might be returning with another group tomorrow!

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Carmen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and delicious food! The restaurant is tastefully decorated and very pleasant.

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melindaj
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd Thanksgiving dinner here in a row. Absolutely love the food and the service is great. Would highly recommend Isot for any occasion - we will certainly be back.

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MartyJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extraordinary and abundant. The service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable but not solicitous. The decor was minimalist but tasty and not distracting. Great restaurant. I have no idea why this is not top 20 in Philly, but it should be. This was our anniversary. We may have started a trend for same time next year, and so on.... We will also be back in the interim. A gem of a place.

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Isot Mediterranean Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 457-3622.

Isot Mediterranean Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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