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Istanbul Turkish BBQ Restaurant & Takeaway

34 York Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2BD, England
+44 1702 464017
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kebab” (36 reviews)
“rice” (28 reviews)
“cold meze” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 York Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2BD, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Is small, it’s out of the way but it’s well worth a visit. Staff are friendly and can’t do enough for you. Menu is wonderful and traditional. All food cooked on premises and it’s just tantalising. Portions are beyond huge and they’re always adding little...More

Thank sezy1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend before going to the Palace Theatre nearby. Despite it being in a not so nice part of Southend (there was a huge row going on between a group of people in a van) the restaurant is a great find....More

Thank Terri D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I have been eating here for years and the guys at Instanbul Grill have become great friends. The hospitality is second to none. Some of the friendliest people you will meet, that will go out of their way to give you an...More

Thank sionirichards
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the meze for 2 people. It was absolutely lovely. It was so fresh.The food and wine was slightly over priced. The interior was nicely furnished and very clean.

Thank paulo020
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We haven’t been but got takeaway had mixed kebabs came in a huge foil tray rice on the bottom and selection of grilled meats ribs lamb chicken flat bread salad dips, what a treat as never ordered from here before and that was just for...More

Thank Jackski M
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

What a find! The place was buzzing .. the food was top notch and the service spot on couldn’t fault it Would go again

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Food excellent! Service excellent! Price excellent! Will make a point to come back when in the area.

Thank Amya-san
Reviewed 31 October 2017

visited here last night and had a really great meal. The portions are large and freshly prepared, everything was so tasty. The staff are lovely and cannot do enough to make you feel at home. Will definitely visit again.

Thank LynkayLangdonHills
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

First time visit but surely not the last, food was tasty very tender meat and the portions are great in size , and they gave us some starters on the house that were very tasty too, highly recommended place.

Thank Amani S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We try and visit here most school holidays. Usually after a busy active day. You all need to be starving. We order the special. A mix of cold meze, a platter of the most tender, tasty meats, on a bed of rice and charcoal veg....More

Thank Sarah S
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Questions & Answers
26 August 2015|
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Response from Afize B | Reviewed this property |
yes, they do , they are serving a clean, delicious and halal food, I can highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves to enjoy the turkish traditional cuisine.
Hafsa U
11 August 2015|
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Response from Afize B | Reviewed this property |
yes it is very clean and are serving halal food
7 August 2015|
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Response from Afize B | Reviewed this property |
yes it is, the meat is clean and halal, I highly recommend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 York Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 464017
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