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Istanbul Restaurant

Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
+351 291 630 530
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kebabs” (32 reviews)
“baklava” (24 reviews)
“hummus” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the cold meze (which was lovely great simple tasty ingredients), falafel and lamb thing which were lovely, and then a mixed meat kebab which was cooked over hot embers to perfection and the baclava which was the die for. The staff were very friendly...More

1  Thank Dominic P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 course meal for 2 people, glass of fizz & water 45euros! Absolute bargain! We had mezze to start, mixed kebabs for main and baclava & ice cream for desert everything was gorgeous flavoursome and service was amazing! The meat was stunning and all cooked...More

1  Thank Clairelouise81
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Clairlousie81, Thank you for your lovely review, Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first visit to this Turkish BBQ restaurant we were disappointed at the end of the meal when they couldn't supply any Turkish coffee. I reviewed the restaurant and the manager replied, apologising and promising that next time we ate there they would have...More

Thank nitoda
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Nitoda, Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear we didn't have Turkish coffee during your visit, unfortunately it's very difficult to get it to Madeira. I hope we will have it next time. Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food Fantastic atmosphere Fantastic staff Go for the 19 Euro set menu meat or seafood we had one of each. Loads of food so well cooked and spiced and go for the house wine you won't be disappointed. This place is a gem!!!!

Thank Mokeythecat
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mokeythecat, I am pleased you enjoyed your meal with us, I hope we see you again soon, Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unpretentious little place where you will find well prepared food served by helpful and smiling staff. Warm colours and atmosphere where the smells of meat cooking on charcoal only helps to kickstart your taste buds. Have a raki and some pide with dips while you...More

Thank Rallymeister
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rallymeister, Thank you for your lovely review, Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is it the best Turkish food I've ever eaten? No, it isn't but it's a delightful little place nonetheless. Very friendly service and the kebabs are cooked right in front of you, adding atmosphere to the warm decor. The homemade pide is not to be...More

Thank Paul M
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Paul M, Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant, I look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards Cara

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here one night when staying near by, this little restaurant has a lovely cosy atmosphere with very good service. There are good value set meals and you can view the food being freshly cooked. A good choice of wines and the waitress is efficient...More

Thank Berm300
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Berm, Thank you for your lovely review, I look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last visit was very disappointing so almost didn't return, but whilst food in Madeira is excellent in can end up feeling a bit bland after a while and sometime you just need some proper hot sauce on a bit of donner meat! This visit was...More

Thank Johnfcooper
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John, I am pleased to hear you gave us another try and enjoyed it! I hope we will see you again Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here tonight, and every course was filling, tasty and cooked with love. The staff were friendly and attentive and not over bearing. We had the €19.95 set menu and this was great, lots in every course and cooked to a tee....More

Thank Marc B
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Marc, Thank you for your review, Regards Cara Forrester

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited this restaurant before and the fact that I went back again is testament to it. Good selection on the menu, good wine list and not expensive. The staff are always attentive but not overly so.

Thank frank19452015
Cara_Forrester, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Frankie, Thank you for your lovely review, I hope we will see you again during your next holiday Regards Cara Forrester

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Atif A
18 July 2017|
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Response from sinead m | Property representative |
Hi Atif There is parking on the road above and some opposite the restaurant Cara
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Linda S
21 December 2016|
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Response from sinead m | Property representative |
Hi Linda, We do indeed do take away food, you can drop into us, call us or use our delivery service provided by bring eat madeira (The website is bringeatmadeira.pt)
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Nirma B
30 October 2016|
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Response from gaffers | Reviewed this property |
So far as i am aware Halal meat is a religous way of slaughtering the animal and preparing the meat in a similar way to Kosher in the Jewish religeon,hope that helps...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 630 530
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Description
Istanbul Restaurant is Madeira's only Turkish Restaurant. Our food is freshly cooked in front of you, with only the best of ingredients used to make your meal as tantalizing as possible. We import all of our lamb weekly. We also have the best options on the island for both Vegetarians and Vegans alike. With a wonderful mix of vegetables and special mix of herbs and spices we can cater to whatever suits your palette. We are located in the heart of Funchal and we love to create the authentic Turkish experience.
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