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“Love it!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Istanbul

Istanbul
Ranked #34 of 1,124 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leicester
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Was recommended to come here by my friends, and i can most definitely say it was worth listening to. The food its delicious and i over heard the table next to me speaking and they mentioned that they travelled an hour just to eat here. The service was lovely too, such a nice warm welcoming atmosphere.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Welcome Break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Driving through Leicester on the way home to Peterborough we passed by the Istanbul and thought it looked rather welcoming and decided to stop and try it out.
The restaurant was extremely clean and the staff very pleasant. The menu had all our favourites but we settled on some humus, cacik and lamb iskenders.

The food was served very quickly and was excellent.

I'd recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Visited August 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Local & lovely!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

A regular lunchtime / dinner destination, food is really well done, fresh and served with a smile too. Good sized portions, the cold meze starter was enough for 4 people to share! No problem with taking home leftovers too, if there are any!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The best Turkish Grill in Leicester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Visited with friends in May, we booked and had to wait but not very long. While waiting the staff were great; bringing out cups of Turkish tea and lots of reassurance that our table would be available soon(it was a warm weekend evening) it shows how popular this place is that people were arriving all the time and were prepared to wait or come back some time later.
When we were seated the service was immediate and very good, orders taken, tasters arrived and then our order starters; wish we hadn't ordered the starters as the tasters were huge and more than enough.
We order the family sized grill for our main, it arrived with a mixture of grilled meats, chicken, lamb chops,kofte, etc etc all on a bed of rice and grilled med vegetables. So much to eat.
It all tasted fantastic, too much but they will box it up. For you to take away.
Soft drinks and water only to drink, this was great as you don't get bloated on beer etc.
It's clean, friendly and a happy place to eat.
All in all a great experience, try it you won't be disappointed.

Visited May 2014
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Leicester
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great service even though it was really busy
Atmosphere was amazing
Food was just as good as the first time we went only negative thing I could say is was a little expensive but over all very good

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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