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Temel Restaurant - CLOSED

3232 Old Pickett Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031-4708
+1 703-352-5477
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
20 Feb 2013
“Real Turkish food.”
8 Jul 2012
“Going down fast...leftover Doner and pita fiesta..”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Middle Eastern, Turkish
$$ - $$$
3232 Old Pickett Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031-4708
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

If you love Turkish food (or want to know why Lebanese food is so good - they got it from the Ottomans!), go to Temel. Small restaurant, out of the way, but terrific food. If the iskender is on the menu, order it. you won't...More

1  Thank Umsale928
Reviewed 8 July 2012

This is my second review on this place...I really used to liked this place...Until the recent visit with family on Mothers Days..I realize that Doner kebab is done on weekends to ensure its freshness, but I would imagine on Mothers Day Sunday, they would have...More

1  Thank goTurk
Reviewed 29 May 2012

My wife and I eat here at least once a month. I wish I could make myself try something new, but I just love the lamb kabobs. My wife is fond of the kofte. Try the seasoned potatoes with either. And don't miss the phyllo...More

Thank fcfrag
Reviewed 21 April 2012

We were in the mood for something different and it had been a while since we'd had Turkish food. Thanks to an online review, we found Temel is Fairfax. Hidden away in a shopping center in a spot you won't just stumble upon this little...More

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 22 February 2012

The meat (Doner) here is excellent - served with rice or yogurt/bread. The Temel appetizer platter is a crowd favorite - filled with all of their specialties. Don't let the strip center scare you off. This is a find. Service is great and parking is...More

Thank ace4444
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Temel has been one of our favorites for several years although Nizam's in Vienna was the best Turkish restaurant in the area until they closed. Temel appears to be declining. The service is still attentive and excellent, but the food is not as good as...More

1  Thank Business_TravelerFFX
Reviewed 5 January 2012

After my old Turkish favorite (Nizam's) closed down, I was a little disappointed. A quick google search however yielded: Temel http://www.temelrestaurant.com/ and I decided to try it for carry-out. The Lambchop Kebob was excellent. I also liked the veggie kebob side dish option. My wife...More

1  Thank Heironymous
Reviewed 16 November 2011

We lived in Turkey for three years and tried all the food we could. Temel offers the best of the best. You cannot go wrong with a visit there with friends or family. Beautiful setting inside, white table cloths, gleaming wine glasses, courteous service.

2  Thank salgal_11
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, tried this place. It was very slow at lunch, with only 3 tables occupied. However, the food was excellent! Had mixed grill with ground lamb, beef shish kabob, chicken kabob and a lamb chop. Came with seasoned potatoes with vegetables...More

Thank tlhjar
Reviewed 27 January 2011

Service is excellent. Servers are always pay attention to their tables. Food is second to none. I prefer this place to Nizams of Vienna. Dishes are genuine Turkish. Mezes and Lahmajoon are great starters, even for vegetarians. Doner and Adana kebabs are highly suggested with...More

Thank goTurk
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3232 Old Pickett Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031-4708
    (Old Lee Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-352-5477
  • E-mail
Temel Euro Mediterranean Restaurant which serves dishes from Mediterranean region includes from Turkey, Greece and Israel.
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