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Ravintola Istanbul Oriental

#11 of 124 Restaurants in Oulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
+358 8 3112922
10:30 - 15:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attentive staff, relaxing atmosphere and highly recommend the lamb chops! Other meals looked great too. Best restaurant in Oulu!

Thank Jo D
Oulu, Finland
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the finest restaurants in Oulu. This place is worth visiting. Be sure to reserve table beforehand. The service was worth mentioning, the staff was very helpful and polite. The food is mediterranean or turkish depending on the menu. I ordered whole menu with drinks, the value for money is good. This place is good for conversation. The restaurant... More 

Thank Marraapp
Oulu, Finland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our 25th anniversary and picked Restaurant Istanbul Oriental mainly because we used to go there a lot when we had just met. Back then the place was rather expensive (for a couple of Uni students) but worth splashing every now and then. The head-waiter greeted us warmly and showed to the table. Starting with champagne everything the staff... More 

Thank saab93f
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Last time enjoyed dinner as a participant of big Group (earlier time as a couple) and both time staff were very friendly and professional. Food Is good and tasteful, especially meatmeals. Winemenu is ok. Decoration more colourful than Finnish restaurants usually are, a hint of ethnical aspect. Not cheap but well balanced Experience at good standard level.

Thank Pauli30
Oulu, Finland
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Good portion, excellent food, great service. Should reserve tables in advance because it is quite small and full of customers.

Thank linhgiang
Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had few times romantic dinner at the restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is very friendly. The atmosphere is very suitable for romantic dinner :)

Thank Rauli M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I took a lambkin meal... I was expecting mindblowing experience and taste. Maybe my expectation was too high and I was a bit disappointed. There was enough food, but it was too salty for my taste. I will probably give this place another chance to impress me... Probably with stake. Table layout was tigth in my opinion.

Thank Jorgos
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We called in early evening for dinner without a reservation so we were pleased they could squeeze us in. There was a large party in so the waiters were stretched but we weren't in a hurry. We ordered a nice bottle of Reisling recommended by the waiter. He was right it was perfect for the food. We were brought some... More 

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Vihti, Finland
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We had excellent dinner. Very good snails as a starter and delicious steak after that. Great drinks and great wine with nice service. Well recommended!

Thank TimoT33
Oulu, Finland
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We ate starter menu and main menu for two. Food was good and included many kind of tastes. High quality ingredients. I recommend to take the house menus.

Thank Jokkis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
European, Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Northern Ostrobothnia  >  Oulu
  • Phone Number: +358 8 3112922
Istanbul, a Turkish restaurant established in 1993, has street level dining and a picturesque patio where one can enjoy a fresh breeze. Located on Rotuaari Street in the centre of Oulu, Istanbul provides a Turkish dining experience.HOSTING PRIVATE EVENTSOur facilities can be reserved for private events including parties and business meetings.GENUINE GRILLED CUISINEOur chefs have created a traditional Turkish menu prepared on a charcoal grill. Using traditional Turkish recipes, we use fresh ingredients and create most of our dishes to order.MORE THAN A REGULAR NIGHT AT THE RESTAURANTOn special nights, our guests can sit at the chef’s table in our kitchen and participate with preparing their dinner.GENUINE, ORIGINAL AND AWARDEDIn addition to recognition from our loyal customers, the restaurant has received numerous awards. Bahri Karagümüs received the rank of “Les Rôtisseurs” in 2002 and in 2003, the restaurant received the “Chaine des Rotisseurs” shield. Istanbul was also recognized as Finland´s cleanest restaurant in 2007.

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