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“Fantastic restaurant!”
Review of Istanbul Kebab House - MOVED

Istanbul Kebab House
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant!”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We went tonight for dinner with another couple. It was our fourth time and their third time eating there. Every time has been wonderful, with exceptional food and service. The owner is very enthusiastic and really cares about each customer and their meal. Each time we have gone, it has been busier than the last. It is one of our favorite places.

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding Meal”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Dinner at The Istanbul Kebab House was the highlight of our trip. The host was very hospitable. It was clear he took pride in the restaurant and the cuisine which was very authentic. He gave us fabulous recommendations and was happy to answer any questions. The service was exceptional. The food was prepared well and seasoned to perfection. My husband and I split the mezze plate which was a sampling of the appetizers along with lavash bread which came to the table piping hot. My husband had the chicken kebob and I had the flat bread pizza. Both meals were a delight! The turkish coffee was a perfect ending to a truly memorable meal.

  • Visited October 2012
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New London, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Superb Food”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

My wife and I were on vacation in northern Vermont for a few days, and we decided to have dinner at the Istanbul Kebab House in Essex. We did not make a mistake. The food was superb, as it had a unique flavoring. The portions were also good, and the prices were reasonable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The service was impeccable. In summary, my wife and I rate this as one of our best dining experiences.

  • Visited October 2012
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Burlington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great For Burlington”
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Have gone three times and enjoyed each time. These folks make honest flavorful Turkish food.. form house made phyllo dough (who makes that?); to hand rolled grape leaves; to authentic house made deserts. If you have a taste for the other side of the world and are a foodie, you will not be disappointed. Prices are reasonable and the lunch prices are even more reasonable. Please go and enjoy!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“great ambiance”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

we a family of of four dinner at this place. this was first time for turkish food and experience was great. this is afamily run rstaurant. owner was extremly nice and helpful. the staff is also very helpful and the service is excellent with smile. ambiance is great. food is also is very good. overall experience was great and would like to go back

  • Visited September 2012
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