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73 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0LE, England
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Mediterranean, Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
££ - £££
73 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0LE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went for lunch today fresh fresh food good service large portions great staff and a gorgeos dessert called Sutlac. Highly recommended M L

Thank Allwaysawayonholiday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food , good price , last time I came was approximately 2years ago and it was great last time and great this time too .

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are out and about and want to eat out door, this is one of the place you need to visit. It is Turkish restaurant with many food to choose from.

Thank mokhgad
Reviewed 28 January 2018

My two pals and I came by this restaurant as we were walking by ,it was a Saturday night 6th it looked interesting and we decided to go in and see if we could book for later that evening as it was buzzing , we...More

1  Thank Verdi71
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Second visit at Istanbul, this time with some colleagues/friends. We've pre booked a table for 6 in a Saturday evening. The restaurant was buzzing but we've been promptly seated by the waiter once he found the booking on the record. I had some cacik for...More

Thank Davide P
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Today I had a lunch there... Got mixed starters and mixed grill. Starters were tasteless and seems to be taken from canned food. Mixed grill was burned, kofte was horrible, donor had no taste and full of oil. The funniest part of it was at...More

Thank Sameh A
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Went on a sat evening and the place was ablaze with diners and waiting even outside in the cold. Took about an hour before we were seated but food and service was great. Other diners were either family or couples or mixed gender set of...More

Thank sam3754
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is a deservedly popular restaurant, and we took the precaution of booking a table the day before. This is good, authentic Turkish food. They do not serve alcohol. You are given a basketful of lovely bread with dips and olives straightaway, and the portions...More

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant owners/(most staff) are extremely racist and sexist, especially towards white/British people. The bread served is taken back and re-used for following customers, the tables are cleaned with dirty dish cloths, and the hygiene levels are appalling.

2  Thank may-tara-567
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this place on a few occasions when travelling from the North, driving down the M1. The service is bare minimum, besides the few waitresses who smile and do talk. The waiters are not warming, and sometimes difficult with seating. Usually the place is 3/4...More

Thank IbnBatutah5
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Brian G
23 October 2017|
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Response from hk2ny2kl | Reviewed this property |
If get lucky you may find parking outside the restaurant but try finding it on westcote drive which is second road next to restaurant as there's always plenty of parking.
Kenneth Michael C
25 July 2017|
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Response from Vishal G | Reviewed this property |
This is not the Istanbul i reviewed. Bear in mind there are atleast 3 with the same name although not linked. I reviewed Narborough Road
19 August 2015|
Response from anita t | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: 0116-255-7909
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