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Mama Istanbul

5717 Rd | The Lagoon, Manama, Bahrain
+973 1603 0465
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
24 Jul 2018
“Good enough”
26 Sep 2017
“Amwaj island Lagoon branch”
Closed Now
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
$$ - $$$
5717 Rd | The Lagoon, Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Good enough Turkish Resturant Good in every response Service good Food good Prices moderate Staff friendly Location nice

Thank Ghanim A
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Disappointing and overpriced. We ordered takeaway. The food was mediocre at best and it was overpriced for what it was. The price was more for the location of the restaurant rather than the quality. Disappointing.

Thank Ayman H
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Traditional, authentic turkish food. would recommend for family gathering. Service is patchy but taste compensates it.

Thank Angiodoc
Reviewed March 9, 2017

it was un planned visit at all we choosed the restuarant while we were strolling ...it has nice outside area... We ordered adna kebab which was amazing! As well the turkish pie itsauthntic turkish flavor

1  Thank sararub
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was not good and the grills too. It's less than normal and it was not a good experience. The staff service was excellent but the food not as expected.

1  Thank Ismail A
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I love everything about MI. The location is perfect, on the tip of the lagoon, on the 1st floor, with wonderful outdoor seating. The owner is always tgere, with a friendly smile, like she's welcoming you into her home. The food is excellent. Get a...More

1  Thank JenR333
Reviewed March 6, 2016

I eat here about once a week. The food quality is excellent. I usually get the beef kebab or chicken shish kekab. The portions are good for the price and the owner "mama" herself is a great host. Will continue to order from this restaurant...More

2  Thank RS-USA
Mamaistanbul, Owner at Mama Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2016

What a lovely review :) thank you so much for taking the time to give your valid feedback, always like to keep my customers full & happy! Sending Love, Mama

Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon this spot on the lagoon in Amwaj. The food was fantastic. The service was extremely attentive (but not overbearing) and friendly. The owner came to our table and spoke with us several times. This little gem sits on the corner of the...More

Thank JenR333
Mamaistanbul, Owner at Mama Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2015

Dear valued customer, It always brings a smile to my face when people make the effort writing these reviews & all feedback ( being good or not so good ) is always muchly appreciated! :) We're a small, independent place & my daughter and I...More

Reviewed September 29, 2015

We eat here 2-3 times a week, it's delicious every time. Delivery is fast and staff is friendly. This is a must try in Amwaj! The only downside is no indoor seating so during the hottest times, delivery is best.More

Thank TresFess
Mamaistanbul, Owner at Mama Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2015

Dear valued customer, It's always so enlightening to see your feedback & review- we really appreciate you going to the effort of giving us kind words. We are a small family run independent Turkish place & are ever so greatful to always hear from your...More

Reviewed February 16, 2015

Everyone is raving about this place for a reason. Fast and friendly service (including delivery) fare prices and excellent food. When I moved back to Bahrain this was the place all my neighbors were talking about. It's a once a week type of place for...More

1  Thank Sdblue
Mamaistanbul, Owner at Mama Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2015

Dear Valued Patron, Thank you so much for your kind words. The outdoor area is getting busy again now the weather has cooled down. Hope to see you soon for more Turkish delights. Love from Mama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5717 Rd | The Lagoon, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: +973 1603 0465
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