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Ravintola Istanbul Oriental

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Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
+358 8 3112922
17:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic. Celedrated our anniversary there. Very, very good service. Polite from the beginning to the end. An expensive choice, as the two of us had starters, main and the wine to go with the dishes. Ended up at 125€. Lamb was tender, prawns were juicy. Snails were good. Worth going to, but probably not going again, because of the price..

Thank amppu
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

What a great experience. From the first step in, until closing the door behind us the service was excellent. Must be one of the rare places in Finland where you still find the 'old style' hospitality. We had three different versions of adana and turkish red wine. All dishes were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Authentic taste. Warm recommendation! Tesekkuler

Thank FINiina
Oulu, Finland
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

In restaurant there is a peaceful and elegance mood. Service is excellent, they don't have to ask always "Is everything ok?" They now it's ok. I ate grilled liver and it was one of the best liver foods I have ever ate.

Thank Marko Y
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Attentive staff, relaxing atmosphere and highly recommend the lamb chops! Other meals looked great too. Best restaurant in Oulu!

Thank Jo D
Oulu, Finland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the finest restaurants in Oulu. This place is worth visiting. Be sure to reserve table beforehand. The service was worth mentioning, the staff was very helpful and polite. The food is mediterranean or turkish depending on the menu. I ordered whole menu with drinks, the value for money is good. This place is good for conversation. The restaurant... More 

Thank Marraapp
Oulu, Finland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We had our 25th anniversary and picked Restaurant Istanbul Oriental mainly because we used to go there a lot when we had just met. Back then the place was rather expensive (for a couple of Uni students) but worth splashing every now and then. The head-waiter greeted us warmly and showed to the table. Starting with champagne everything the staff... More 

Thank saab93f
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Last time enjoyed dinner as a participant of big Group (earlier time as a couple) and both time staff were very friendly and professional. Food Is good and tasteful, especially meatmeals. Winemenu is ok. Decoration more colourful than Finnish restaurants usually are, a hint of ethnical aspect. Not cheap but well balanced Experience at good standard level.

Thank Pauli30
Oulu, Finland
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Good portion, excellent food, great service. Should reserve tables in advance because it is quite small and full of customers.

Thank linhgiang
Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had few times romantic dinner at the restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is very friendly. The atmosphere is very suitable for romantic dinner :)

Thank Rauli M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I took a lambkin meal... I was expecting mindblowing experience and taste. Maybe my expectation was too high and I was a bit disappointed. There was enough food, but it was too salty for my taste. I will probably give this place another chance to impress me... Probably with stake. Table layout was tigth in my opinion.

Thank Jorgos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$158
European, Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Northern Ostrobothnia  >  Oulu
  • Phone Number: +358 8 3112922
Istanbul, a Turkish restaurant established in 1993, has street level dining and a picturesque patio where one can enjoy a fresh breeze. Located on Rotuaari Street in the centre of Oulu, Istanbul provides a Turkish dining experience.HOSTING PRIVATE EVENTSOur facilities can be reserved for private events including parties and business meetings.GENUINE GRILLED CUISINEOur chefs have created a traditional Turkish menu prepared on a charcoal grill. Using traditional Turkish recipes, we use fresh ingredients and create most of our dishes to order.MORE THAN A REGULAR NIGHT AT THE RESTAURANTOn special nights, our guests can sit at the chef’s table in our kitchen and participate with preparing their dinner.GENUINE, ORIGINAL AND AWARDEDIn addition to recognition from our loyal customers, the restaurant has received numerous awards. Bahri Karagümüs received the rank of “Les Rôtisseurs” in 2002 and in 2003, the restaurant received the “Chaine des Rotisseurs” shield. Istanbul was also recognized as Finland´s cleanest restaurant in 2007.

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