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The Istanbul

75 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 4075
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“kebab” (15 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“naan bread” (3 reviews)
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Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
75 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a good place for a quick meal and most importantly, if Kebabs are your choice. Marinated green chilly goes well with Kebabs. Bread was softer, meat felt like tender and was yum for taste. Basic seating but good enough. Tasted kebab scores high on...More

Thank learnernexplorer
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The food is delicious, good value and the staff are always so lovely. I have been here several times and I have never had a bad experience.

Thank Megan I
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

had amused kebab. they also make their own bread. the result is one of the best kebab you can have. the staff is also very nice with the guests. you can't have better kebab in cork.

Thank Dauragon
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Good place with delicious food. The grilled kofta with extra spice sauce is amazing. If You love Turkish kebab this place is for You.

Thank Paulina G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I have had here few times a kebab, wonderful, never had any better here in ireland..., you can tell is homemade pitta bread ..., lovely

Thank Nino A
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Just walked in for a lovely lamb doner kebab. The meat was tender and well marinated, bread fresh and nice, loved the sauces.

Thank Ally123
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Used The Istanbul couple of times now and love their food Great for take away they put all the ingredients in cartons so as you can put together freshly at home lovelf food friendly staff reasonably priced ...

Thank hennessysgourmet
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The kebab was good, though a bit cold. Nothing to object on that. But other than that, there's nothing else. Premises lack some more cleaning and fries were a bit limp.

Thank mikkamilla
Reviewed 17 December 2016

As with every trip to Cork we popped in for a bite to eat in our favorite place for a Kebab. As always it was very busy with a good mix of people eating in but the Lads there are always happy to see you...More

Thank Niamh C
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The kebabs in here are decent. That being said it was after a good amount of alcohol but none the less still enjoyed

Thank brianfitz08
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 4075
"Fari is the Store Manager - Fresh food , very clean, make flat bread fresh in store, friendly and smiley people".
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