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Istanbul Grill, Arlington, VA

Istanbul Grill

4.7
4.7
100 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
Turkish Cuisine Istanbul Grill has so many delicious, fresh, quality and amazing food in Arlington, VA.
Fresh Doner Kebab made every day. If you like spicy try ADANA kebab. iskender kebab

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm All day Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (571) 970-5828
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Turgut Yigit
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    10 minutes walking from Ballston Metro Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

100 Reviews
  1. AdrianM

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely establishment with delicious and authentic food. We felt very welcomed and well accommodated by the management, but a little disappointed to see that the server allowed charges on our bill for items (which we flagged) had not been delivered. A good reminder to always look at the bill before paying.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day celebration. Everything was really nice, staff, decor, service, food. Will definitely return.

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  3. Susan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent good. Served quickly. Plenty of leftovers to bring home.

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  4. DanB

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Generous portions - be careful not to over order. Parking can be a problem.

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  5. DavidB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were treated so well, the food was delicious, and the owner/chef was magnanimous!

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  6. dpdc

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Turkish food and friendly, attentive service. Very good Turkish wine is available by the glass. And do not miss the baklava -- as good as I had in Turkey.

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  7. Tugceg

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I would give them 5+ stars if I would rate couple months ago. I was not super happy at last experience since the iskender kebab was a bit different taste than original. I think they started to add some garlic and spice (I haven’t tried like this before). But overall, I love the place and the service.

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  8. Bibelot

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The owner has renovated the restaurant with new floors and tables and is now distributing iPads for viewing the menus. An attentive and kind owner. The chicken kebab and shepherds salad were fresh and delicious.

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  9. AdrianM

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food offerings and execution; nice environment, with basic / simple service experience. Raise the service level to include welcoming acknowledgement and smiles — and it’ll be a 5 star experience!

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  10. TresaV

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been here several times, and they have gotten a lot better about food intolerances and allergies. The octopus salad is delicious!

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  11. Regi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good and kind service, you can dine without someone trying to get you to leave after you have eaten. We loved it

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  12. tingold

    Washington DC

    154 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We took our son and his family there on a recent Thursday evening after hearing "good things" about it. I was glad we had a reservation as the rooms were full. The menu had something for everyone yet full of wonderful Turkish items. I would certainly return.

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  13. Kate

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service and ambience . We have eaten here at least five times and hope to eat even more!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner and staff at this restaurant are so friendly. The food is outstanding and very authentic. This place has become one of our favorite places to dine!

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  15. Michelle

    Washington DC

    137 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good food. Very friendly staff. Grilled meats are the best choice.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We will go back to the restaurant again!

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  17. BetsyS

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Four of us had a very good dinner, service was attentive and the restaurant was quiet when near capacity. We will go back again.

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  18. DeanaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. I used to live in Turkey, and the Ishkender Kebap was superb.

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  19. SaraP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was the perfect balance of helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Will be returning soon!

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  20. valeriel

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable - authentic foods and reasonable prices

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  21. Sherri

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and overall great experience. I highly recommend.

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  22. MetinV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    terrific and very authentic food at a reasonable price

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  23. MaryM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good. A perfect place for our anniversary celebration.

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  24. GeoffC

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef at Istanbul Grill is excellent. We could eat here once a week.

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  25. haifa

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service. The owner was there and he was very nice and pleasant.

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  26. AnneW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are wonderful and you can actually have a pleasant conversation because the noise level is low.

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  27. cfuller

    Washington DC

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Turkish food and very ample. The Turkish wines could use a bit of explanation what they are, not just the names. Outdoor dining is quite noisy because of the traffic going by, but still pleasant.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a great experience to eat here. The most authentic Turkey restaurant in the area in my opinion. Food is fresh and very tasty.

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  29. CynthiaS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great family restaurant. Service was good and food was very tasty. It’s not fancy but you’ll be delighted with the flavor. Try the Branzino! Parking lot is small but lots of free street parking one street over.

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  30. Selko

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What a delightful hidden gem! It felt like we were in Istanbul. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Planning to go back again soon.

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  31. Lucy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Istanbul Grill is so delicious! We had a great dinner and great service! We will be back soon:)

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  32. DiningFun

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was super slow and our server messed up our order. Our meat was overcooked. We both asked for medium and I got medium-well and my wife's was well done. Parking was difficult. The inside was furnished with chairs and tables like a cheap VFW or or community center. It seemed pretty pricey for what we got. We won't be going back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at Istanbul Grill. The staff were pleasant and provided a great experience. We went for an early dinner to avoid the crowds and it was great. The food was very good! We will be back.

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  34. Odyssey

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really excellent Turkish food! We haven't had a meal like this since our favorite Turkish restaurant in Fairfax closed a few years ago. It was very crowded, so the service was not as attentive as we might have expected. Also, the parking lot is very small and hard to maneuver. Overall, an outstanding meal and a really good value!

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  35. kiddif

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful, fresh bread, tender lamb, great mezze--what more could you want?

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  36. Renee

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was exceptional. Large portions with enough to take home for another meal. Very wonderful service from the staff. I had not been here before, but I shall definitely return.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food

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  38. MrAnim8

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little neighborhood gem. Tasty food, friendly and quick service.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the start to the end, hands down amazing food, service !! Drove 3 hours 🤷🏽‍♂️

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Istanbul Grill using the Order Online button. Istanbul Grill also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Istanbul Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 970-5828.

Istanbul Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Istanbul Grill

4617 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm All day Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    10 minutes walking from Ballston Metro Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Turgut Yigit
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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