Istanbul Kitchen and Bar

Istanbul Kitchen and Bar

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Hours
Sun
16:00 - 23:00
Tue
16:00 - 23:00
Wed
16:00 - 23:00
Thu
16:00 - 23:00
Fri
16:00 - 23:00
Sat
16:00 - 23:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£1.00 – £85.00
CUISINES
Turkish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Does this restaurant specialise in Halal food?
About
Located in the centre of Barnsley, Ibrahim and his team welcome you to Istanbul Kitchen & Bar. Their aim is simple, to deliver the authentic flavours and tastes of the Mediterranean along with a warm welcome and lots of Turkish hospitality. With numerous positive customer reviews, pay Istanbul Kitchen & Bar a visit and experience for yourself good company, great service and delicious Turkish food!
PRICE RANGE
£1.00 – £85.00
CUISINES
Turkish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles208 reviews
Excellent
181
Very good
14
Average
3
Poor
4
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Claire J
Huddersfield48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
I decided to take friends to Instanbul kitchen to celebrate my birthday. We had the shared platter to start - hot and cold mezze including hummous, feta parcels, aubergine dish, freshly cooked bread, etc, which was all delicious. For mains I had the lamb shish kebab. The meat is melt in the mouth delicious. So tender. All presented beautifully. Service pleasant, helpful and efficient. Prices very reasonable given this is, in my opinion, some of the best Turkish food I have ever eaten. I returned on Saturday as part of a large family group - again, shared platters of hot and cold mezze to start - my husband and I shared the platter for mains. Lamb chops to die for. Everything tasty and well presented. This is honest and unpretentious food at it's very best. Thank you Istanbul Kitchen.
Written 7 March 2020
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brigid1701
Barnsley3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
This was a spur of the moment decision to book a table after seeing the menu and reviews. we were not disappointed the restaurant was spotless and cleaning was going on even though it looked like it wasn't needed. Nice surroundings and good music we said it makes you think you were in Turkey. The service was good and the waitress checked to see if there was an ingredient in the dishes which i have an intolerance to. The food was FANTASTIC had starter mains and no room for a desert. had to take some home with me. It still tasted good the next day.(I know where our take away will be coming from). We were also was given a superb rice pudding to share, My hubby doesn't like rice pudding so i had to eat it slowly. mmmmmmmm was so good i took one away with me to have at home. The prices were reasonable for the food and drinks we had, I can highly recommend this restaurant and will be back soon.
Written 30 July 2020
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johnl1950
Barnsley766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
we decided to give Istanbul a try, before going to The Civic. Friendly staff, extensive Turkish menu, friendly efficient staff, great food. We had feta cheese filo , to start and Lamb kebab, Chicken halloumi kebab, all freshly cooked to order. The lamb and chicken were perfectly cooked tender and juicy, We were both stuffed, so declined sweets, however we were given a complimentary rice pudding to share, delicious. Pasha had better up their game, as this is now our favourite.
Written 27 January 2020
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Holly W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
Came here for a birthday and we were shocked at how fantastic this place is, the atmosphere was lovely, it felt like we were in Turkey! Staff were extremely friendly and service was quick. We ordered some starters and mains which were all equally delicious, even the dips and bread we were given with the starters wowed us. Since we are all vegetarian there were definitely enough choices for us, especially for starters, but it could be nice to have a few more vegetarian main course options. The food was well priced and we definitely will return to this hidden gem!
Written 9 February 2020
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Marion
Barnsley2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
We have just had our first takeaway from Istanbul kitchen and it was simply amazing. I love Turkish food and came across the restaurant by chance. We ordered hoping for something good but not expecting anything this delicious. We ordered the Meat Meal for two and everything was fresh, beautifully cooked and seasoned and absolutely delicious. We enjoyed everything but especially the tzatziki, courgette fritters, lamb parcels, lamb Koftas and chicken thighs. The side dishes - fresh bread, rice and roast potatoes were fantastic and even the salad was freah, crisp and well dressed - salad from takeaways is usually a limp sad afterthought. It was a great meal - and has inspired me to leave my very first review! On a practical level picking up was really safe, no need to go inside the restaurant and Perspex barriers in place. The meal was ready bang on time, was piping hot and the staff were really friendly. Thank you for a really beautiful meal, the first of many I am sure and we will definitely be coming to eat inside too.
Written 12 July 2020
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Jilll G
Barnsley69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Another favourite of ours. Amazing little restaurant with delicious food and great service. The lamb chops are out of this world and I highly recommend them The combination kebabs are really nice and the special for 2 people is good value for money as you get to try everything. There are a few other Turkish restaurants in Barnsley but this one Is definitely the best
Written 29 August 2020
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Lou L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Visited with my mum again, only ordered a main as we were off to the theatre, and the service was prompt and friendly. Bread and dips were a lovely appetizer and the main arrived quickly. Delicious duo of char grilled chicken and lamb skewers with rice, salad and roast potatoes. The only down side was the red wine, quite tart and overpriced per glass, but forgiven this time for the beautiful food and the added extra of a lemon rice pudding on the house. I dont do desserts normally but i appreciated the touch and it did taste good! Really enjoyed the meal and good to see this place being enjoyed on a week night. Will definitely return again. And again!
Written 26 February 2020
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Noahsark F
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 family
We have never ordered from here before but fancied something different. After some very kind advice via messenger , we ordered the House special set menu , plus extra chips and a stuffed pepper. There were three of us and it fed all three with a little left over! The meat was superbly cooked and so tasty. There was an halloumi skewer which was so creamy and delicious. It cost £41 including a rice pudding orange dessert; which in truth we could have done with two portions as it came in a very small portion for two; however, I was the only one who wanted it so win/win for me! Will be back to check out more of their homemade authentic Turkish dishes
Written 9 February 2022
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Terry H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
First meal out since February and it was superb. First off, well set out for social distancing but still comfortable. Everything thoroughly washed down between customers, even paper menus are single use. Service is safe distance, but with a genuine welcome and smile. But the star of the show is the fresh, individually cooked food. Fantastic flavour, beautiful ingredients and every mouthful a joy to experience. Two courses, a shared desert and drinks for under £45...and not small portions by any means...and I can eat! Value for money, great people, fantastic food. Summed up in one word, SUPERB!
Written 18 July 2020
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Victoria
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 couples
We love this place, can’t wait for it to be able to re open. But the takeaway was as amazing as being in the rest. It’s so hard to be able to picture a restaurant meal being the same when it’s a takeaway but it was! I Highly recommend this. We pre ordered through Facebook and when we turned up at the time we booked the food was ready for us to collect safely and with no delay. And the staff are always super friendly. Thank you and see you again soon.
Written 7 June 2020
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Lel
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
When we arrived we waited ages for someone to come take our drinks order. No one bothered, we had to ask to order drinks. The young waitress constantly ignored us even when making eye contact, meaning no one ever came to take our food order either. Again we had to ask to order food, after waiting quite a while. The food came quite quickly which was good. No one came to ask if we wanted more drinks even though our glasses were empty. This time we had to catch the attention of what looked like the owner as we were ignored again by our waitress. There was no check back on the food, so if there was a problem, you couldn’t address it. The food was okay, but nothing to rave about. The salmon had sharp little bones in it. The owner put 4 dirty glasses on the edge of our table while he went outside, which I thought was disgusting. Our plates were cleared but no bill arrived. I kept making eye contact with the staff but we were still ignored. In the end we got that fed up I had to go to the bar to ask for the bill. It was then brought to our table, but no one ever came back to take payment. Again I had to go to the bar with the bill to pay. The service received in this place was below poor. I would never return here, especially when pasha is just round the corner and far, far better food and service
Written 27 February 2022
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richnlucy
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 family
Since visiting in 2020 (before the year long challenge of not eating out) we have really missed authentic international food. The Istanbul Kitchen is by far a leading restaurant in Eastern cuisine, we are very lucky to have this restaurant in Barnsley, the food is unbelievable - this is not an exxageration, the staff are courteous and professional and the whole experience is fantastic. I always find the value for money and quality of food is unsurpassed. The flavours are fresh and clean, everything shows a level of care and experience you would want in a meal with the (enforced) convenience of a take-away. I’m truly looking forward to being able to visit the restaurant when open to the general public once again. Visiting the Istanbul Kitchen and Bar, you are guaranteed to get great quality food and be full when you leave! Take advantage of this gem and order some food!
Written 21 February 2021
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EmilyVictoria
York8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
Gorgeous food and lovely service. However, If you have allergies please double check as these are not stated on dishes on menu. Member of family had an allergic reaction that luckily didn’t escalate- but if this was someone else it could have. One recommendation to Istanbul would be to make sure this is detailed on menu or staff ask before hand.
Written 31 July 2021
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juliephillips3
Sheffield18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
As always from making our booking which is always straight forward to a lovely warm welcome from all the staff you can expect excellent service. The restaurant has such a lovely relaxing atmosphere, the food is amazing. We are making our way down the menu as everything we have had as been superb. Today we had the stuffed peppers cheese and mince parcels and our favourite sharing main meal platter which looks as good as it tastes. ( also I had a lovely singalong of Happy birthday lol) And a treat of the finest citrus rice pudding ever. This little gem of a place is a must to visit and an asset to our town.
Written 4 February 2020
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Miranda T
Barnsley4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Very friendly, polite staff, nice atmosphere but quite loud as you can imagine on a Thursday evening. Went with my husband and 8 year old. They do offer two children's meals and my daughter had the chicken nuggets which were 100% breast. The chips were horrible, like they had been re-fried, as were the chips I had with my chicken shish. I should have had the potatoes the main meals come with instead of changing them. Well presented food. Chicken was OK as was my husbands lamb but nothing to write home about. The starters were lovely and came very quickly but we had to wait almost an hour and a half for our mains. When you have an 8 year old with you this is not good. Wouldn't return due to this. Toilets nice and clean and the place in general is clean and decorated well.
Written 28 May 2021
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