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Istanbul Grill & Deli

Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli / Bodega, and Middle Eastern Restaurant$$$$
University Place, Houston
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7.8/10
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  • Houston Press
    "real taste of authenticity"(2 Tips)
    Tim D.
    "The Turkish beer "Efes" is outstanding too!"(2 Tips)
    Robin L.
    "It's all about the Iskender Kebab."(2 Tips)
    Mark C.
    "The Donner sandwich with a side of hummus is the best"(4 Tips)
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  • Fobaz R.
    Fobaz RanaJanuary 25
    I lived in turkey for more than 13 years so i know the real taste of Adana kebab and it tastes almost the same! Very delicious
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    Istanbul Grill is an outpost of Turkey nestled between monuments of yuppiedom in the Rice Village. Read more
  • eva
    evaFebruary 8, 2014
    Delicious authentic Turkish food. Mezze platter, iskender kebab and turkish wine. Finish it with the rice pudding
  • Esther Z.
    Esther ZNovember 14, 2014
    Everything is delicious ! They have Halal meat ( for those who feel more comfortable with it ).
  • sadia
    sadiaMarch 22, 2013
    Mazza plate is awesome. Best eggplant, hummus and bread ever. It's as good as food in Turkey itself.
  • Tim D.
    Tim DNovember 18, 2013
    Excellent food. I highly recommend. The Turkish beer "Efes" is outstanding too!
  • Hesa MB🦄
    Hesa MB🦄September 20, 2015
    Good food & service, thick bread.. I didn't like adding GRATUITY of %15 automatically to the receipt !!!
  • Mohammad Q.
    Mohammad QadirJune 8, 2015
    Good food very friendly staff. Lamb chops and Adana worth checking out.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJanuary 26, 2011
    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Service: For a real taste of authenticity be sure to order Turkish beer or coffee to accompany your meal.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 4, 2015
    The Ali Nazak and the pide are very tasty!!
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KotelnikovaOctober 5, 2014
    Cheese pide is delicious!
  • Himmad K.
    Himmad KhanJanuary 25, 2015
    Get the mixed pide, thank me later
  • Nathanael S.
    Nathanael SmithOctober 26, 2012
    They do not like splitting up the bill. We had a party of 6 and they said they did not have enough time to split it because it was lunch time and they were busy. I think it was just total laziness.
  • Zain M.
    Zain MohammedSeptember 14, 2013
    One of the best Turkish/Mediterranean restaurants in town.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CorazzatoJune 18, 2011
    The Donner sandwich with a side of hummus is the best
  • Janel
    JanelApril 5, 2010
    Great service and really good lamb! Get the manti if they have it on the menu that day!!!
  • Miray S.
    Miray SancaktarMay 13, 2014
    The place looks nice however it's so disappointed that food taste is not proper Turkish food . Don't ever order Iskender doner. It's not taste like iskender doner not look like it
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen SukharevskyJuly 1, 2015
    Amazing food!
  • Neets J.
    Neets JFebruary 11, 2012
    Skip the tabouileh but kebab is awesome
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HamiltonOctober 26, 2014
    Iskenderun kabob was wonderful!
  • Stina L.
    Stina LeeApril 2, 2011
    Get the hummus and anything lamb.. Its delicious!
  • Mahek S.
    Mahek ShahJuly 7, 2012
    Hummus and Kuzu lamb kebab entree
  • Katherine D.
    Katherine DruckmanDecember 29, 2012
    Try the Iskender Kebab -
  • Saf an
    Saf anJuly 6, 2013
    Amazing rice pudding
  • Jamison S.
    Jamison ShafferJanuary 6, 2011
    Get the doner kabob with the spicy sauce!
  • Frankie M.
    Frankie McGuire LaraAugust 7, 2014
    Lentil soup is really good.
  • Robin L.
    Robin LogsdonNovember 8, 2012
    It's all about the Iskender Kebab.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BakerJanuary 3, 2013
    It's all good!
  • Cynthia A.
    Cynthia AzzamOctober 26, 2011
    overall good food
  • Cevahir G.
    Cevahir GulApril 10
    Comida es muy rico y recommendo iskender para comer y sutlac para postre
  • Gina
    GinaJuly 9
    Baklava con café turco
  • Omer T.
    Omer TorosluogluJuly 15, 2013
    Mercimek corba guzel
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