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“Delicious Food and Great Hospitality”

Istanbul Turkish BBQ Restaurant & Takeaway
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Fri., 10-22
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Ranked #20 of 702 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 27, 2020

Came across this place on the off chance and glad we popped in. It is a takeaway place but has some tables to eat in. We ate in.

The food was delicious and the portion sizes were big. We had the Istanbul burger and a chicken shish kebab. Delicious. The hosts gave us extra starters and turkish tea and baklava for dessert.

If we were ever in Southend again, we would eat here.

Thank you.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 21, 2020 via mobile

Firstly the food here is not cheap but it is very nice, fresh and tasty however I will not order again since I saw the staff here outside smoking throwing there cigarette ends just outside the restaurant then just returning and carrying on handling the food!!!! This has to be one of the biggest turn offs in this business who does that for there customers to see!!!?? Sooooooo disappointing as since seeing this I’m going elsewhere for my fix!!!! Gross

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Went for lunch with my sister here last Sunday. We had booked a table and it was very busy. Had really good friendly service and delicious fish stew. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2020
1  Thank Jill466
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Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

As a family of 4 we have eaten at Istanbul restaurant and had takeaway delivered.
The quality of the produce is brilliant, the lamb doner cannot be compared to ‘kebab’ shops, the lamb is cut thick and seasoned well and doesn’t taste like cheap processed meat.
The service is brilliant, including complimentary dipping platter and baklava!
The smell of charcoal grill makes you feel like your on holiday.
I consider this to be the most authentic Turkish food in the area!!
For the many good things I have to say about Istanbul, the is a couple of negatives; firstly the delivery time is a common complaint (but food is cooked fresh and they are very busy which means it is popular) secondly the restaurant prices are a bit on the high side in my opinion, I expect those prices from fine dining restaurants.
All in all... Food great, service great, delivery average price not great.
Would definitely recommend though!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

After we heard about this restaurant did not stop us to order from them food with delivery. The food was arrived 20 minutes later then the promised time, the rib eye steak was over done and very dry. The chips was soggy and old re heated. After we paid 40£ it was absolutely disappointing. Never again.

Date of visit: August 2020
Thank T3258OSandreag
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