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Istanbul Kebab House

175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
+1 802-857-5091
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb kebab” (19 reviews)
“lavash bread” (25 reviews)
“baklava” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
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1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We often go to the kebab house for its excellent and varied menu and warm atmosphere. Tonight my wife and I had the dolmas appetizer and then shared the mixed grill kebab dinner - everything was delicious. The dolmas had a hint of cinnamon and...More

Thank RKinVT
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I walked Church Street a few times on a busy Friday night, debating where to get a quiet drink before our dinner reservation up the street. We happened to land on Istanbul Kebab House. Despite boasting a two-sided drink menu, and bar-seating,...More

Thank Kris L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Friends from area recommended this for a Mediterranean restaurant and we were very pleased. We were sorry the third floor deck was closed as it was October and would like to go again and eat up there. The lamb was cooked medium rare and was...More

Thank Maine_Traveler74
IstanbulKebabHouse, Owner at Istanbul Kebab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at Istanbul Kebab House and look forward to seeing you again or perhaps at Tuckerbox in White River Junction!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I have travelled far and wide and eaten the best food I could find. But I can enjoy food at a hospital cafeteria as well. This is a great place with food that you won’t find elsewhere in town. Hardworking attentive staff with delicious authentic...More

Thank 979pauln
IstanbulKebabHouse, Owner at Istanbul Kebab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your meal at Istanbul Kebab House! We work hard to provide authentic Turkish cuisine and are so happy you noticed! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We sat at a table on the roof on an unseasonably sultry October evening and had a lovely experience. Our waiter was attentive but not overly so, the food was perfectly cooked (shout out to the swordfish kebabs), the rooftop dining area was perfect. They...More

Thank Tara_in_Vermont
IstanbulKebabHouse, Owner at Istanbul Kebab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are so delighted you had a wonderful experience at Istanbul Kebab House. The swordfish kebabs is one of our favorites as well! Enjoy!

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have wanted to try this restaurant for quite a while, seeing the other great reviews that the restaurant has received. We each ordered a drink. She ordered a house red and I ordered the fig martini. Both were good. My fig...More

Thank Tileman1213
IstanbulKebabHouse, Owner at Istanbul Kebab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Were do I start. This restaurant is located in a college town. I am guessing that most of the reviews are from mostly college students inexperienced to dining in real 4 or 5 star restaurants . Yes, this restaurant is quite small and rather dark...More

Thank Henry L
IstanbulKebabHouse, Owner at Istanbul Kebab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We are so sorry to hear about your experience. Since seeing your review we have provided additional training and hired additional waitstaff with more experience. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it helps us get better and better and continue to...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had lunch outside on a beautiful day. Our server was helpful and polite. The food was delicious. My family and I love Mediterranean food and love to try different restaurants. This food was some of the best we have had. We had the meze...More

Thank travel43_11
IstanbulKebabHouse, Owner at Istanbul Kebab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much, se are so happy you had such a a great experience at Istanbul Kebab House! We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Burlington!

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a great surprise in Burlington. Every dish from appetizer to desert were fantastic. We tried the Falafel, Hummus, Haydari, Lavash Bread and mixed grill kabobs. The mixed grill included chicken, lamb shish kabob, doner and lamb kabobs. The rice, beets and onions were...More

Thank justrong90
IstanbulKebabHouse, Owner at Istanbul Kebab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your kebabs and sides of pickled red cabbage, rice and marinated onion! You made a great choice with desert and after dinner drink, nice work! Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

The dining room is small, tastefully decorated and quiet. The service was excellent. It was a pleasure not having someone ask "How is everything?" But the waitperson was ready to respond to any question we might have. I had lamb shish kabob, done medium as...More

Thank 949hbart
IstanbulKebabHouse, Owner at Istanbul Kebab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We are so happy you had a wonderful experience at Istanbul Kebab House. Our Head Chef, Veli, has over 20 years of cooking professionally in some of Istanbul's greatest kitchens. We...More

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-4603
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-857-5091
Description
Turkish food is a true fusion of many different cultures, a collage of different cuisines so to speak. Turkey, geo-physically located as a bridge between Europe and Asia, has been a melting pot of many civilizations since the beginning of history. Once the land of Hittites and the Greeks, it later became the home of the Turks, a nomadic peoples. Therefore, its cuisine is not only a collage of all the cultures that lived in Turkey throughout history, but also a collage of cuisines from all the lands Turks lived before settling in what was then called Asia-Minor. Today's Turkish cuisine is a fusion of Turkic, Ottoman, Greek, Persian, Arabic, Lebanese, and Armenian cooking that can be defined as a true and unique Mediterranean food experience. Turkish food, as most Mediterranean food, relies heavily on appetizers called "mezes" and especially the freshest of ingredients. Although it has many meat specialties, it is predominantly based on fresh vegetables. Therefore, it offers a perfect combination of vegetarian and meat dishes, appealing to a broad spectrum of the eating public.
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