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Istanbul Kebab House

175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
+1 802-857-5091
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lavash bread” (36 reviews)
“baklava” (23 reviews)
“lamb kebab” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

My friend and I had a wonderful experience at the Istanbul Kebab House yesterday. The service was friendly and professional, the food was delicious and wonderfully faithful to the great food we have enjoyed in Turkey. Other diners were also enjoying their meals and were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vermonters05473
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and really enjoyed a small mezze platter, eggplant lasagne, and a donor kebab platter. All perfectly seasoned, and the baba ganoush and fresh made flatbread were amazing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rkmill
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A smaller inside, but rooftop dining facility with some of the best Turkish food we have eaten (including several times in Turkey). Appetizers, main dishes and desserts were all very tasty and reasonably priced. Service was great and would highly recommend this restaurant if you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rcharchitect
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The mezze platter is a must have. Every bite was amazing. We got the vegetable casserole which was so good, and loved the rice pilaf it came with. Also got the cheese rolls, which were filled with a feta-like cheese. Tempted to go back but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RebeccaD0903
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I'm a big fan of this restaurant which is located on upper Church St in downtown Burlington. It's a very small setting but intimate and perfect for a nice celebration with the family. Reservations are a must due to their limited seating and popularity. As...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hoorge
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Istanbul Kebab House this evening. Everything we tried from appetizers to dinner was delicious! The waiter was very attentive and the portions were larger than at other middle eastern restaurants where we’ve eaten. The prices were reasonable considering the location on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LoveToTravelMpls
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We stayed over for 1 night in Burlington and looked for an option to eat and we ran into the Istanbul Kebab House. Apparently it just moved into this new location which used to be a German Brauhaus previously (you can still kind of see...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dined there on 9/17/18. The food was flavorful, well prepared and authentic Turkish. Prices are very reasonable and portions hardy. Stopped in the kitchen to compliment the chef and found it spotless. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 940stephenz
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Was craving Turkish food, was not disappointed. Enjoyed mezze platter and traditional lamb kebab with Turkish tea. Jordan was my server, and she was thoroughly enjoyable - really added to the dining experience. Will definitely come again!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Savage93
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Burlington's Church Street pedestrian mall is wonderful, but if you'll venture just a block south, you'll be rewarded with a wonderful meal. The Meze sampler includes haydari, hummus, babaganoush, Turkish salsa, stuffed grape leaves and lavash bread. It's a meal in itself, but is a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joe-grimaldi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-857-5091
Turkish food is a true fusion of many different cultures, a collage of different cuisines so to speak. Turkey, geo-physically located as a bridge between Europe and Asia, has been a melting pot of many civilizations since the beginning of history. Once the land of Hittites and the Greeks, it later became the home of the Turks, a nomadic peoples. Therefore, its cuisine is not only a collage of all the cultures that lived in Turkey throughout history, but also a collage of cuisines from all the lands Turks lived before settling in what was then called Asia-Minor. Today's Turkish cuisine is a fusion of Turkic, Ottoman, Greek, Persian, Arabic, Lebanese, and Armenian cooking that can be defined as a true and unique Mediterranean food experience. Turkish food, as most Mediterranean food, relies heavily on appetizers called "mezes" and especially the freshest of ingredients. Although it has many meat specialties, it is predominantly based on fresh vegetables. Therefore, it offers a perfect combination of vegetarian and meat dishes, appealing to a broad spectrum of the eating public.
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