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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$21
CUISINES
Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

I can't understand the negative reviews. We were treated to very attentive service and the dishes were superb. Meat was cooked to perfection and so tasty. Catered well to knowledgeable palates and also one vegetarian in the group. I would highly recommend this place. Even...if prices have gone up, I would be very happy to support such a great restaurant. I felt we had huge value for money considering the quality of the food and the friendly service.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

Clean, polite, friendly, romantic, lovely decor, perfect for date nights, family celebrations, reasonable prices compared to competitors Baboush and Barru! Istanbul is the best turkish in Southend, am a regular at York Rd and Westcliff restaurants, can't wait to go back again! 🥰❤🙌

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a regular basis before but it has been a while since due to the Covid situation. Things started to relax somewhat for restaurants so we decided to treat ourselves and support or local Turkish restaurant. Unfortunately we were really disappointed with...the new menu and it’s giant hike in prices, mixed grill now £29:95 and not only that the portions were pitiful and quality not to its usual standard, £67 for to at this restaurant is very overinflated. Was going to complain to Fairman the manager but he is such a nice guy we decided not to, having said that I think he was embarrassed about the prices as he pre warned us when handing the menus to us. Sad to say we won’t be going back to this restaurant again and pay there prices when there is so much choice around locally. Just on another point these establishments have had their VAT slashed to 5% to help them recover from the shut down due to the pandemic so I fail to see why they would risk there business through diners not returning SHAME ON YOUMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

Hugely disappointed today, after visiting this restaurant many times in the past. This was our first visit for a while. As lockdown measures have now eased we thought we’d treat ourselves...and even better with the eat out scheme!! We were wrong! The restaurant had massively...inflated their usual eat in prices (chicken shish miraculously went up from £10:95 to £16:95!) so the “reduced” rate we got, was in fact not reduced at all!!! That was the 1st blow, but then on top of this we were charged nearly £5 service charge!! Never happened before!! We didn’t even receive great service! Had to ask for sauces and the salad that was meant to accompany our meals.... In total, our usual order actually ending up costing MORE than previously (without the eat out scheme in place) Really sad to say, after many enjoyable visits, they really let themselves down and did their selves a massive disservice today And now we shan’t return Shame on you guys.....More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed April 19, 2020 via mobile

Food arrived cold with ink on the naan. I fed this back on their website which requested your number for the manager to contact you, unfortunately they did not bother following up. Sadly I wouldn’t order from there again despite the vegetarian option being tasty....You cannot provide inedible cold food and not follow up, unless you really do not care about customer service.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

We found this restaurant / takeaway via Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed when we ate in on NYE. Friendly staff, great and plentiful food, efficient service. Over and above, we loved it and will definitely be back in the future. Thanks, everyone at the Istanbul...xMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

Lovely food, huge portions and super fresh salads. We were well looked after by a very attentive gentleman. Nice decor and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

Food and the staff are absolutely great. One of the best experiences in any kind of restaurants that I have in a long time

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Visited a really good turkish last night.Close to The Palace theatre in L ondon Road Westcliffe.Good food at reasonable prices and nice service.Try it.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

The food is delicious - cater brilliantly for vegan and vegetarian diets as well as meat, and brilliant service. Highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2019
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amandrew91
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Helen R | Reviewed this property |
I would agree only 5 minutes walk
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Margo293
October 7, 2017|
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Response from stevepgrant | Reviewed this property |
They are open every day except Mondays I am not sure of the opening times but I would refer to their website or call them, you will not be disappointed
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Response from Afize B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, normally are open daily from 01pm to 23 or 24.00pm, depends on customer numbers. But you should ask them by phone if there are any changes because they were in the stage to sell the place as they wanted to return... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Istanbul Turkish BBQ Restaurant

Yes, Istanbul Turkish BBQ Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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