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85 Brook Street, Chester CH1 3DX, England
+44 1244 326222
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Grimsby - England
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Had the great pleasure of sharing a fab meal with my brother on a recent visit to Chester. We had no booking but was greeted seated and served in a friendly quick and pleasurable way. The food is awesome the kebabs are served beautifully and the whole Istanbul experience is top notch and highly recommended.

3 Thank sunjah
Cannock, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

What a fantastically atmospheric place!! Just walk through the door and get transported into a holiday atmosphere of fine food service and the general look and feel of the room. The service is top class and food of the highest standard. Definitely going back this place has set the benchmark.

1 Thank Soulman450
Chester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

One of the best Lahmacum ... Good decision to try this place (recommended by friends) and will definitely go back

1 Thank HoratiuB
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Went here on a Monday evening and it was busy, i read previous reviews from others and was on a two night break so thought give it a try. I was not disappointed as the food was excellent and service was the same, they could not do anymore and would recommend this to anyone who loves great food. Pritesh

2 Thank pritesh43
Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We've been the last 3 years for my mum's birthday. We both enjoy Mediterranean food and it's literally like eating it on holiday. It's lovely. Big portions, fresh food, worth every penny! Be back again soon!!!

1 Thank Charlotte J
Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

We have now visited about ten times over the last year are now treated as regular guests. Every member of the team is consistently friendly and attentive; by now everyone seems to know what we will choose. Portions are generous and always perfectly cooked. Everything that we have tried has been great; we should try more of the menu but... More 

1 Thank David C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I think it was about time I wrote a review about this fantastic place. Having heard about it a year ago I thought I will give it a try. I'm so glad I did. The food was absolutely fantastic, I've had around 10 take aways and every single one has been fantastic, I cannot fault any of them. The meat... More 

1 Thank FunkyGeordie
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Fantastic meal with 4 friends on a busy Saturday night. Despite not ringing to book until mid afternoon on the day we we fitted in and enjoyed a substantial and very tasty meal. The staff were friendly and a good laugh and didn't rush us despite us being the last table to leave at the end of the night. Excellent... More 

1 Thank Adam T
Colne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

We have just had a weekend in Chester and accidentally came across the Istanbul BBQ and its the best accident we have ever had.We went in on the Friday night and the staff were really friendly and made us feel really welcome.we enjoyed it so much that we went there on the Saturday aswell but did not book which was... More 

2 Thank CAROLE P
Birmingham, England
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

The food was gorgeous. Very reasonably priced and portions are quite large. I have a big appetite and thought about the cold platter starter meze. I am so glad I didn't order it ...The mixed grill is big enough on its own... All in all very nice. Would I go back. Yes..

2 Thank e386lay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Brook Street, Chester CH1 3DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 326222
Opening Hours:Mon - Thurs 5pm till 10pmFri - Sun 12 noon till 10pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?