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Istanbul Restaurant

325 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5057
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baklava” (17 reviews)
“lamb” (21 reviews)
“hummus” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
325 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had just landed to San Juan 2 hrs ago and wanted a fulfilling halal meal. We read the reviews and took a Uber here from our hotel. Btw Uber is cheap in San Juan. The restaurant atmosphere and decor is nice....More

Thank hira1190
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Small cozy restaurant. Food was surprisingly good. Very good portions and staff was very helpful explaining the dishes...

Thank Amaralis R
Ruslan M, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for coming to Istanbul , its always pleasure !

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were staying at the Caribe Hilton, where the food was an embarrassment, and wanted to venture out into Old San Juan to try something different. We walked past this place and gave it a try. WOW! We were blown away. The food was fresh...More

Thank Lattle4
Ruslan M, Manager at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for your review . You are always welcome back. Looking forward to see you again

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Saw this restaurant on trip advisor and wanted to give it a try. We ate outside. There are a few tables along the busy sidewalk of Recinto, so fun to people watch as we enjoyed a very good meal. We ordered the hummos, Greek salad...More

Thank PSalemSutton
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

When you get tired of the excellent Puerto Rican food and want a good alternative please head to Istanbul Restaurant! Second visit and very very good. Especially the eggplant appetizer and the Greek salad ( missing my greens these past few days). Also try the...More

Thank Brooklyn478
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We've been tempted to enter this place several times... I am so glad we finally did it!! The ambience is perfect to have a nice dinner. The hummus, the platter and the baklava were really good and it was a lot. The service was also...More

2  Thank CMReyes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We came across Istanbul Restaurant after coming back from a day out snorkelling. Nestled in a touristy area, thiis place serves good food, is well priced and has frienfly staff.

Thank Avidya2016
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service! We had the falafel and the dolma for appetizers. As main dish, I order the chicken kebab. It was well seasoned and very tender. My husband ordered the lamb stew. Both come out with rice and salad. Our waitress was wonderful!...More

Thank Maritza C
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great food reasonably priced. Excellent for vegetarians and vegans. Great appetizers and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Thank Jaime S
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Combination of herbs and spices on meat dishes is very authentic, service - fast and friendly, decor - inviting and cozy. Might get crowded as it sits on the street directly facing disembarking cruise crowds, so take notice. You may safely skip their baklava if...More

Thank Alex E
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14 August 2017|
Response from PSalemSutton | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about halal. It's about 20 minutes or so. In old San Juan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-5057
Istanbul Turkish Restaurant is located in San Juan, PUERTO RICO. We offer a large variety of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine! We take reservations and we do take out! Lunch specials every weekday, except hollydays.
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