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Istanbul Grille

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5501 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1221
+1 412-325-3347
11:00 - 14:00
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

The selection is tremendous and the quality of the food is excellent. Everything is fresh. Even though I visited the downtown location (take-out, cash only), where you would expect brusque service, the service at Istanbul Grille was outstanding.

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Suburban Toronto
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Istanbul Grille has had different locations in recent years but I can attest that as of June 25, 2014, I found it in the Triangle Concourse below the U.S. Steel Corp at 600 Grant St. in the central business district of Pittsburgh. (Tripadvisor didn't have that address when I posted this, so this may be showing up under 5501 Centre... More 

Thank Alan H
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

If you are ever in Pittsburgh, you must go on Liberty Ave and try the Turkish food at Istanbul Grille. It is open for lunch, but get there early because there is sure to be a line. Everything is freshly made, and he usually runs out by 2. No real place to sit, but with the summer weather - it... More 

Thank rumbum49
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Great food. Great prices. Awesome atmosphere. Josh is the man. You have to go. This place hooks you up with a great lunch for under $10. They are open for lunch M-F and you have to get there early as there is a line out the door. Pittsburgh's best kept secret is out :) I like the salad with chicken... More 

Thank Voraburgh
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

First of all, please note that I am a very picky customer and do not write any reviews. It must be excellent for me to mention the food. Istanbul Grille is that place. Food is prepared daily. Fresh, creative, light, tasty and most importantly, the owner, host is very welcoming and informative about his food. Try lamb gyros, bulgur or... More 

Thank kokousa
Jackson, Michigan
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217 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2011

If you are looking for a really fresh option for lunch - don't miss this place. It is really my favorite place in the downtown area (and I have been pretty much everywhere). Get there well before noon as the line can get long on certain days. I go about 11:30 and get the chicken plate with bulgur rice, side... More 

Thank andrew_branham
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2009

I just visited the downtown location for the first time and the food was fabulous! Everything is really fresh, and they even had several vegtarian/vegan options. $7.99 for your choice of food, with bulgar or rice and a salad. I think it was a deal, considering I have enough left over for lunch tomorrow. The only downside is that there... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2009

Since our vacation in Turkey, we have been longing for the taste of Turkish food here in Pittsburgh. Istanbul Grille is a wonderful place to satisfy this craving. The food is fresh and full of flavor. A great treat! We just discovered that they just open a mini dinner in the culture district - 643 Liberty Ave.-- for the lunch... More 

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Reviewed 11 December 2008

Real good food. Great Gyros (real) excellent humas. Nice people

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Reviewed 16 May 2008

Not close to my mom's food but good

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Turkish, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5501 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1221
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-325-3347

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