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Istanbul Restaurant & Patisserie

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1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
+1 732-940-1122
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Naples, Florida
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have driven by this restaurant many many times. Today I decided to give it a try as I have fond memories of the food in Turkey when I visited a few years ago and it was time for lunch. I ordered a chicken shish kabob sandwich. It was VERY good. I could tell the chicken was freshly grilled for... More 

Thank G E
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I wanted a dish I had at many Turkish restaurant. It was an eggplant puree with vertical lamb called doner hunker. They had hunker begendi which is the dame dish but with lamb kebab meat. They also had the vertical lamb. But they would not put them together. I offered to pay extra, i even said give me both dishes... More 

Thank likkerpikker
Edison, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017

What an excellent taste, I really loved what I ate at this beautiful place. Cozy place, you will be amazed about the quality of the foods, if you are not really sure what you can eat, then try Istanbul Combination, piece from everything, but I would suggest try Lahmajoun, Adana Kebab, Lentil Soup.and shepherd salad and mediterranean salad. Once you... More 

Thank foodguru218
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful find of a restaurant here in the neighborhood. The food is authentic, tasty and plentiful. Save room for dessert and Turkish coffee to complete the experience. While apple tea is not formally on the menu they do have it, just ask. The only thing that I might suggest odd that they stream the vegetables for the side order... More 

Thank Emortens
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

After buying the space next door that used to be a laundromat, Istanbul has added a party space to their restaurant. I booked my engagement party here in July 2016 and it was absolutely fantastic. The staff was more than accommodating for our party of 60 and communicated with us regularly to set up the dishes, seating arrangements, and decor.... More 

Thank honestyseasy
Philadelphia, PA
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212 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A nice little Turkish restaurant hidden behind an Exxon gas station in a middle of Nowhere, NJ. We stopped for lunch on our way to NYC. The three of us shared an Imam Bayildi, then had gyro, falafel and kebab wraps. Very happy with the food. Asked for Turkish coffee - that was pretty good, too, and made right in... More 

Thank ns1991
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere! The food is Amazing! The portions are huge and decently priced for the amount and Quality. Very accommodating staff! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank ktak100
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Local middle eastern food. Authentic, inexpensive good, go. Unique desert bottom of the pot pudding.never had a bad meal

Thank marty p
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We went to this place as a family, the place is conveniently located right offer of route 1. The place can get busy on the weekends, but the service is still fast and friendly. A lunch for two would be around $50 with tips. The food is good, but nothing memorable, just another Turkish place which is family friendly and... More 

Thank kk_nk_nyc
Somerset, New Jersey
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472 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We have been to this place many times in the last few years. Like previously, the place did not disappoint. Four of us came for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The place was quite empty when we arrived, but filled up quickly. The absolutely delicious starter bread, soft on the inside with the crispy crust on the outside, was served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  North Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-940-1122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?