Istanbul Kebab House

4.7
242 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
Welcome to Istanbul Kebab House!

We are family owned and operated since 2012.

The name of our restaurant, Istanbul Kebab House, magnificently represents this melting pot and the food we are serving. What is unique and excellent about our restaurant is that we are able to offer up the freshest of produce and meats, on which Turkish food is predominantly based, from the many local Vermont farms. We are dedicated to buying local ingredients whenever possible. This not only enhances the culinary experience at our restaurant but it also supports the local economy in a very special way. We like to think of our concept as Turkish food with a Vermont Twist.
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KG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every part of our experience! The food was delicious, the wine was great, and the service was wonderful!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here several times and it is consistently excellent!!
Everything from the way you are greeted upon entering to the menu choices, food, and service is perfection. They make you feel that they are happy to see you and take care of you beautifully.
The food is so good it's difficult to decide what to try but go ahead and try it all, you will not be disappointed!

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PH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Istanbul Kebab House is our favorite restaurant in Burlington! The food and service are consistently top-notch, and we really look forward to dining here. Hasan and his team are always welcoming, and we've enjoyed every dish we've ordered.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Will definitely visit again our next trip to Burlington. Thank you!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very very good, a little on the pricey side but you could tell it was well crafted. Service was excellent, will definitely be going back

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CB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This is ok for a Lebanese fix, but far from good food.

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KE
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The dinner was absolutely delicious! Waiter was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely go back.

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LW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loe this place. Excellent food and friendly service.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal at Istanbul Kebab house. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and efficient, and it was very reasonably priced. It was a beautiful spring night, and we enjoyed eating outside. Even though it's right off Main street, there didn't seem to be much traffic noise. We'll definitely dine there again!

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AR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect little gem right down from busy Church St. My son goes to college in Burlington, so we like to go out when we visit him. This is our 3rd visit to Istanbul Kebab House and it's as delicious as ever! Great service- very attentive and friendly. The food is outstanding! Definitely recommend the lamb kebabs. Dessert is great too. This will be our spot for dinner when we visit :)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance!

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Authentic Turkish food, healthy and super tasty. Lovely staff. Affordable charges. We take all of our out-of-town guests to allow then to experience some of the amazing diversity in our community.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Excellent!! The food is amazing, highly recommended

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LP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Everything was delicious and service was fantastic.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. We loved everything and would recommend to all.

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d
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Turkish food and some items not usually found on Turkish restaurant menus. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first time to the restaurant. Excellent food and service. Definitely will go back.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the service and the food was outstanding. I love this place.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service all our questions were answered, recommendations were amazing the best part I wasn't expecting a Birthday candle in our dessert it made the evening that extra special.
I'll be going again with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great menu; excellent food; Perfect ambience!

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The mezze platter was excellent as usual, and my shish kebab was really yummy. Everyone at the table was happy with everything. On a good night, IKH is arguably the best price-value proposition in town. Hopefully this season they'll make more of their rooftop dining possibilities, which heretofore have remained mostly theoretical.

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AK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food! Only complaint is price to portion size.

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BS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The portions are excellent, wonderful flavor profiles and lots of gluten free options!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Small, intimate dining room. No real frills. The food was authentic with generous portions and served piping hot. We ordered the small combination platter for an appetizer which was excellent and perfect for two. I had the lamb stuffed eggplant while my wife had zucchini fritters. Perfect for splitting. The waitress was friendly as well as helpful. We were pleased with everything. Our only complaint was every time the front door opened the cold air entered with the people.

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I
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my mother’s birthday and had a wonderful time! The food was amazing, as was the service. We had such a great time!

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! Such a nice, family-owned restaurant and a great view as well. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Burlington, VT, you won't regret it. Extremely great service!

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V
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our meal at Istanbul Kabab House! The food was delicious and our server was very friendly and helpful. Loved the music and cozy atmosphere. What a treat!

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MS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive and VERY friendly service. Food was top notch. We will be going back!

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v
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food are some of the best in the area. We are always very satisfied when we visit this restaurant.

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PF
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food, service, and the ambiance. Prices were a bit high but worth it, except that we were surprised when the bill came, thinking the cost of a shot of Raki was excessive at $10.00 each.

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ST
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for lunch, had the chicken kabob, stuffed eggplant, side of lavish, yogurt drink and tea. Everything was absolutely delicious and the presentation was really beautiful. The service was excellent. First time for both of us and we will be coming back!

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BW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall the meal was excellent. A little on the pricey side.
Ambience mediocre.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and attentive service. One of my go-to places in Burlington in general, not just for Mediterranean. Make reservations on the weekends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience at the Instanbul Kebab house was pure pleasure. We made a reservation and were taken immediately to our table. We ordered the small mezze platter of hors’derves that came with Lavash. There was hummus, a yogurt dip, a Turkish salsa and baba ganoush-all of them so flavorful! My husband and I split the Mixed Grill Platter and our daughter had the Swordfish Kebab Special. Outstanding -all was wonderfully flavored, juicy, and succulent. The sides of rice,cabbage and lettuce salad and pickled onion made a wonderful contrast to the meats. For dessert we tried the rice pudding and the Baklava. The baklava was made with maple syrup and though I’m usually not a fan, this was divine! The rice pudding was rich and sweet- couldn’t quite finish it off, but it was yummy.
The atmosphere was not fancy but very cozy and had some beautiful artifacts and pictures from Turkey. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. We were very happy to have found this terrific restaurant on our Ski weekend.

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E
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother and I tried this place and enjoyed it! It was nice to try something different. It all tasted great!

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DY
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent diner kabob and meze plate was a great start to our meal

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FL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This little gem is hidden on a less-traveled part of Church Street in the heart of Burlington. But it is well worth discovering. Ambience is cozy and warm, and the food is outstanding. We shared the appetizer platter (hummus, stuffed grape leaves, babaganoush, etc.) among our party of 5; it was generous and filling. Two of us split the stuffed eggplant and lamb shish kebab entrees; they were equally well-prepared and delicious. Despite it's small size, we were able to get a reservation on an evening when many Burlington restaurants were full; I can't imagine that will last once more people eat here. Excellent dining experience!

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here often and ever meal we've had has been delicious. The chicken in the chicken shish is unbelievably moist and perfectly seasoned and my husband loves the lamb in the adana wrap. My son is a hummus snob and will only eat Istanbul Kebab House hummus. Servers are super friendly and service is always fantastic. I honestly don't have a single complaint about this restaurant! Go, you will not be disappointed!

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AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food served attractively and hot from the ovens ---gracious servers-- a very pleasant dining experience!

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PH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As is always the case, our meal at the Istanbul Kebab House was superb! The service is always attentive, and the food is fabulous.

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