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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a professional cheff my self i am very sad,having to leave such reviews.however we went all the way from Loughborough to Leicester to visit this place as we we're recommended by a friend. However the waiting was long,food portions were very tiny (more of...a starter size dishes) and the dishes arrived one at the time even tho we have asked them to be served together. Very disappointed and will definitely not recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2021

The food was amazing, customer service was great. I enjoyed that. We got a takeaway but we may go back to sit down in the restaurant!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

AMAZING FOOD! Can’t go wrong! I had never been here before but my partner really likes it so we went! He wasn’t wrong! Amazing food - a bit quantity of food! We walked in and didn’t book but although busy Istanbul catered for us and...made us up a table! Their spicy tomato dip is something else - lovely dip with a kick of spice! We ordered the hummus, the falafel, a chicken shush wrap and chicken Shish cubes which came with rice and salad! Great food! Great service! Thank you Istanbul!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

I visited the restaurant yesterday with my friend for a snack.Once the waiter found out I was Egyptian he started attacking and criticising my country and he just would not deter or respect the fact that this is a hospitality venue where the customer must...feel welcome and comfortable. The waiter went as far as imposing on me his political views and demanding me to accept them. I didnt sign up for a political debate specially when it was biased and. All I wanted was to grab a bite which I will never do again at this restaurant. Please familiarise your staff w A B Cs of hospitality and professionalis. Don't recommend at all.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

Visited the place with family , been served by lovly pregnant lady , she gave us a table with in 3 munute even we didnt booked , she recoumand us a lamb chops and lamb shish they were testy , the service top nouch from...roxy thank you so much Keep it up guysMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 1, 2021

Ordered from here! The meat was stone cold!! And very chewy A slab of bead that was stone cold and stale!! The hottest thing out the whole meal was the chips! Tried to call the restaurant and they completely ignored the phone £30! Down the...drain absolutely fuming!! DisgustingMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 20, 2021 via mobile

Nice rice & salad. The service could improve with manners & smile. We ordered for takeaway and the staff was unpleasant. Grills was 6/10..

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 16, 2021

We ordered and collected the sharing platter for 4 and it did not disappoint! Absolutely delicious and still piping hot! So much food and so fresh, really good value for money.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 22, 2020 via mobile

If you would like to order food that was clearly cooked at least 24 hours before you ordered it. If you would like this food barely heated up but with the added bonus of being burnt from when it was cooked yesterday, then get uber...eats to collect your order from Istanbul. We spent £44 and most of it went into the bin. You would be better off ordering from KFC , at least the food arrives hot. In these difficult times I'm glad that they are doing so well that they feel they can afford to treat customers like this. NASTY.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020

I love Turkish food & ordering from Istanbul was certainly a treat!!! We ordered the Istanbul mix platter. Unsure as to how it would arrive and if it would be hot. But we were happy with how it was packed, the food wasn’t piping hot...but it was still a good temperature to eat. Just the right sharing size for two people and with a mix of meats it was the best choice!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Brian G
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Winnernumber1 | Reviewed this property |
If get lucky you may find parking outside the restaurant but try finding it on westcote drive which is second road next to restaurant as there's always plenty of parking.
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Vishal G | Reviewed this property |
This is not the Istanbul i reviewed. Bear in mind there are atleast 3 with the same name although not linked. I reviewed Narborough Road
August 19, 2015|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Istanbul Restaurant

Yes, Istanbul Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Istanbul Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4