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Istanbul Kebab House

175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
+1 802-857-5091
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lavash bread” (29 reviews)
“baklava” (21 reviews)
“lamb kebab” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
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1 - 10 of 203 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is located at the south end of Church Streer, just before the start of the pedestrian mall that rounds north to the church. While there was street-level outdoor seating on a lovely day — not an option we would have elected, we were...More

1  Thank 305E40th4J
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're looking for great kabobs and Lavash bread, you can't beat Istanbul Kabob House. I always get the swordfish kabob, my wife gets one of several other kabobs, and we get a couple of orders of Lavash bread. Absolutely delicious. This is one of...More

Thank Gconant
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food at reasonable prices. From appetizer to lamb kebab marinated and in a wrap. It was great!!

Thank irene n
Reviewed 1 week ago

I give this place 4.5 stars for food, drink, location, and service. We were greeted cheerfully and made to feel welcome from the get-go. Our party of six loved dining on the rooftop veranda on a temperate summer night. Our server was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank CapeCodgirl71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite having a friendly waiter, this was overall a disappointing experience. We ordered 3 appetizers to share and then 1 lamb kabob to share. Everything came out at once, the waiter apologized but any kitchen should know better. The cheese phyllo app was ok with...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for dinner. Having been to Turkey we perhaps had our bar too high. The babaganoush was tasty. Had the cheese rolls but they were a bit greasy. The beef meatballs were tasty with a mild tomato sauce. Main dish was ground lamb meatballs,...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry I waited so long to eat here (especially since I now realize a number of friends highly recommended). Won't wait long for a return trip. First time for both me and my friend, so we relied on the excellent server (Michael) to guide us...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our cold mezze platter was an excellent vehicle for the delightfully fresh homemade lavash bread. Fried cheese was tasty, as was the accompanying yogurt sauce. Grape leaves had a filling that was too mushy for my taste, but the flavor was there. Hummus and baba...More

Thank JPankratz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we tried was very tasty and authentic. They have seating on three levels, the top is a rooftop. They were very helpful what our daughter can eat safely with a peanut and treenut allergy. I recommend the sharing plates for appetizers and the grilles...More

Thank viganiko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. Fig martini was delicious. Fruity and just sweet enough, it was a great accompaniment to my meal. I would definitely recommend the lamb stuffed eggplant. The lamb was so tender cooked inside a perfectly seasoned eggplant. I also recommend the...More

Thank Katy6190
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-857-5091
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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