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Istanbul Grill

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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Yaprak Sarma (Dolma)
Grape leaves stuffed w/ special seasoned rice topped w/ olive oil
Chick‎ peas mashed to paste w/ lemon juice & garlic.
Baba Ghanoush
Pure of eggplant, flavored w/ tahini, olive oil & garlic.
Eggplant Spread
Char-grilled eggplant pureed w/ garlic & parsley
Creakes wheat salad w/ red peppers, tomato, parsley scallion, olive oil
Mixed Eggplant
Fried eggplant mixed in our special homemade tomato sauce
White beans, red peppers, onion, tomato, parsley, vinegar & olive oil
Thick homemade yogurt dip w/ walnuts, garlic & dill
Karisik Meze Tabagi
A rich combination platter of cold appetizers
Turkish Feta Cheese
Authentic Turkish feta fresh olives ripe tomatoes w/ drizzle of olive oil
Phyllo rolls stuffed w/ feta & deep fried
Deep fried chickpeas & vegetables blended w/ garlic
Fried Zucchini (Mucver)
Pan fried zucchini pancakes served w/ garlic yogurt sauce
Spinach Borek
(4‎ Pcs)- Phyllo rolls stuffed w/ spinach, onions, & fried
Mixed Hot Appetizer
Combo of cigarette borek, falafel, fried zucchini, & spinach borek w/ dipping cacik sauce
Small $5.50
Large $7.50
Feta cheese $+1.00
Shepherd Salad
Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, & onion mixed w/ lemon & olive oil.
Sliced Chicken Gyro Salad
Your choice: Seasonel salad or shepherd salad topped w/ chicken gyro
Small $5.25
Large $7.00
Mediterranean Garden Salad
Mixed green salad, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, & feta cheese on top, served w/ lemon & olive oil.
Grilled Chicken Salad
Your choice: Seasonel salad or shepherd salad topped chicken cubes.
Sliced Doner (Gyro) Salad
Your choice: Seasonale salad or shepherd salad topped w/ gyro.
Red Lentil Soup
A Turkish classic pureed red lentils blended w/ tomato paste & Turkish spices
Shish Kebab
Special‎ marinated cubes of baby lamb grilled to delight on skewers served w/ rice
Ground lamb is wrapped around large vertical spit grilled in front of an ingenious. Tier of charcoal fires
Adana Kebab
Hand chopped lamb seasoned w/ red bell peppers & char-grilled on skewers
Izgara Kofte
Mixture of ground beef & lamb seasoned w/ peppers tomatoes, & special herbs served w/ rice or French fries
Iskender Kebab
Doner kebab served over bread topped w/ fresh tomatoes sauce & healthy portion of fresh yogurt
Karisik Izgara (Mixed Grill)
A real fiesta of chicken & lamb combination of platter of shish kebab, chicken kebab, lamb Kofte & gyro grilled to taste
Pirzola (Lamb Chops-4Pcs)
Char grilled baby lamb chops, w/ rice & vegetable
Beef Shish Kebab
Char‎ broiled special marinated tenderloin chunks served w/ rice
Spicy Adana Kebab
Hand chopped lamb seasoned w/ red bell peppers garlic & parsley
Chicken Shish Kebab
Chunks of chicken breast marinated in homemade sauce & char- grilled on skewers
Chicken Gyro
Layers‎ of marinated chicken breast wrapped around a large vertical spit, grilled in front of an ingenius tier of charcoal fires
Chicken Adana
Chopped chicken flavored w/ fresh bell peppers gently spiced w/ paprika & grilled on skewers
Chicken Kofte
Chopped‎ breast & leg of chicken meat seasoned red peppers, parsley served w/ rice
Chicken Chop
Chicken chops, char grilled served w/ rice & vegetables
Grilled Salmon
Filet of salmon, cooked on grill, served w/ salad & rice
Grilled Shrimp Kebab
Grilled‎ jumbo shrimp skewer served w/ mix green salad, & rice
Hunkar Begendi
Pureed eggplant topped w/ baked cuts of lamb marinated in tomatoes sauce
Lamb Saute (Tava)
Small diced of lamb sauteed w/fresh tomatoes, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, & garlic
Chicken Saute (Tava)
Delicate‎ combination of chicken breast, onions, green peppers, tomatoes garlic sauteed in butter
Beyti Kebab
Your choice of Adana kebab or chicken Adana kebab wrapped in lavash bread than topped w/ yogurt & tomatoes sauce
Yogurt Kebab
A chosie chicken kebab, chicken Adana, izgara Kofte, served lightly hot tomatoes sauce over pita bread & yogurt
Falafel Dinner
Four pieces of falafel served on bed of hummus w/ grill vegetables & rice
Dolma Dinner Platter
Four pieces dolmas w/ grill vegetables salad & rice & yogurt dipping sauce
Lamb Shish/Grilled Shrimp
Chicken Shish/ Lamab Shish
Lamb Gyro I Chicken Gyro
Izgara Kofte/ Chicken Kofte
Chicken Shish /Grilled Shrimp
Chicken Shish / Izgara Kofte
Beef Shish I Lamb Shish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews baklava lamb hummus mixed grill hunkar begendi borek shepherd salad rice pudding turkish food belly dancer cold appetizer platter own wine wonderful flavor varied menu wonderful food strip mall prices are very reasonable
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing , get the Appitizer sample plate , the staff was great, food out of this world good , and price great. I will go back . They do it right...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PioneerBrown
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We have eaten in many Mediterranean restaurants in Arlington, but this one tops them all. We recommend going during their lunch hours for the daily special. You receive an appetizer, drink, and main course for $11.99. We have never had bad food or bad service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tkspring2018
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The food is amazing. Service was quick and you simply cannot beat the prices on the week day lunch specials.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trymarz
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I wish I could give this 5 stars. The food is delicious and flavorful. However, my husband's food arrived cold, and it took a long time to get our meal. Try it, hopefully your food will be served hot.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Disfan2003
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This has been my preferred dinner destination fro the wonderful lamb dishes, stuffed grape leaves and so much more on their appetizer plate! See you there with friends, family and guests.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Anita M
Reviewed 21 October 2018

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant in Arlington to have dinner while we waited for the kids to finish an event they were attending. We used Trip Advisor to help us find a place with good reviews in Arlington. We enjoy many...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Lesleybh
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This place makes you feel at home and has a classy feel. I often bring friends when I want to take them to lunch. For most of them this is a new experience. My favorite is the stuffed cabbage rolls even my mother-in-law who is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jill R
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I love a well prepared lamb shank and the Istanbul Grill has the best ever. My wife has tried various dishes but I can't get away from the lamb shank. (I know, Texans do not eat lamb. Try it. You will not be disapointed.) The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bob M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

first time to have this type of food, it was very good. I had no idea that this place was here in Arlington.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jeremyhenri
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Havent eaten here in a long time but had a great lunch combo while I worked a few weeks ago. I had the hummus to start. I had forgotten. How fantastic this hummus is, silky smooth, great flavor and very fresh pitas. Chicken shawarma with...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BeachbumAggie
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Response from appetizergal73 | Reviewed this property |
It is a bit of a drive from where I usually stay, but so worth it.
Isha K
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Response from O8636UDnancyc | Reviewed this property |
I have celiac. Bring your own chips for the hummus and babaganoush or order dolmas for appetizers. Many entrees are gluten free. I love the chicken shish, shepard salad and chicken delight. My husband loves the lamb dishes... More
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