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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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Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 York Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2BD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After visiting on a night out whilst waiting for a taxi we thought we’d go back & sit in to enjoy properly. Went on a Friday evening, was quite busy but got a table. Lovely friendly staff helped us chose & brought out some bread....More

Thank diggerjo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the last time we ordered a meal from Istanbul to now, the quality seems to have dipped exponentially. I have some mixed kebab which is easily half the size of the last one we bought from here and some extremely sad looking chips which...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The layout of the restaurant includes a glassed-in cooking area visible to the customers. Cooking fumes are well extracted so no smell nuisance. Sitting alongside the area is a little restricted, so we always try to be seated towards the rear of the restaurant. Staff...More

Thank terryfisher42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a simple, no-fuss turkish restaurant selling a range of turkish food, including vegan and vegetarian dishes. I was very taken with the personal service and delicious vegetarian food. We also tasted a vegan dish, which was spicy, nutricious and well-presented. Cracking food at...More

Thank Traveller1305_12
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

In the area working decided to eat here after reading the reviews on trip advisor We were so glad we did All the staff are very friendly The food was delicious Hubby and I shared a set meal for 2 and it was huge we...More

Thank lesley m
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This place from the outside just looks like at takeaway but looks can be deceiving! It is a hidden gem of a restaurant. We went in search of Turkish lamb ribs (Kaburga) and we were not disappointed. As there were 4 of us, we ordered...More

Thank Stueepee
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We are addicted to this place . The owner Neset and his wonderful family staff makes this place . They are always going the extra mile to give you the freshest food cooked just there in front of you . Cannot rate this fabulous Restuarant...More

Thank Minet D
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night and at very last minute had to change time of booking and they were very kind to accommodate the time change. The meze was delicious with the hot breads, followed by piping hot juicy chicken kebabs, fluffy rice and an...More

Thank BernieM140
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We visit Southend on Sea yearly and happen upon this restaurant after reading the reviews on trip advisor during our 1st visit 3 years ago and it's become one of the highlights of our trip. This year being no exception. We were greeted as thought...More

Thank Jeanette T
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Freshly cooked food that is full of flavour. Friendly staff and very attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant. Take away’s are just as good.

Thank MrsChivs
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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, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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