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723 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510-2508
+1 757-314-1122
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I eat here every weekend .... I never tire of the flavorful food choices, & it reminds me of the time I spent in Turkey. This is the real deal!! Haven't had a bad meal ever!!

Thank Grambo123
Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The food is really good with decent prices. The thing that I didn't like about this place was the cashier tried to over charge me, then when I confronted him about it he blamed it on being tired and saying they've been busy all day. My family and I were sitting close to the register and I paid no attention... More 

Thank Nate1D .
Pensacola, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Don't let the outside looks fool you. It may seem like a hole in the wall place, but I've had several great meals here. The kebabs are off the chain! Great prices for the amount of food, and top notch service.

Thank Simeon_Asher
Norfolk, Virginia
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This restaurant may serve one of the best gyros in town. Off-street parking. This is a small family restaurant which I think seats about 40 people. No alcohol. Excellent for lunch and late lunch but closes early so it's not really a dinner spot.

Thank Rick H
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Visiting folks in town & read a few reviews that convinced us to give Istanbul a try. The restaurant had designated parking in a fairly busy part of town. Ordered the mixed plate appetizers & lamb kabobs. We had opportunity to visit Istanbul Turkey and over the years several Mediterranean themed restaurants. Food was very reminiscent of these other eating... More 

Thank 1Trooper2
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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211 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

A friend and I tried this place out for lunch as wanted to try something new and different. I had the Greek Salad topped off with grilled chicken kebab. It was one of the best salads I have ever had. My friend got the chicken kebab platter which he also raved about. Very reasonable pricing. We will be back to... More 

Thank Marty J
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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221 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is that place on Monticello that when you blow past it you go "Aw Crap, I missed it again!" The building is small and the driveway is one lane on the Bus station side of the building. I have done this numerous times. Today I set myself up to make the turn. Man it was worth it. Inside is... More 

Thank Bill W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The food is good, turkish music is playing on a background, the prices are so low, and the turkish coffee... Thank you guys!!!

Thank Аля Ч
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82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Stopped by to get a lamb and beef gyro to go and it came out promptly and was AMAZING. Very simple and nicely balanced. It was actually better than I had remembered before. Their pitas are really great in general, they're perfectly chewy so that they hold your meal without tearing. I could eat one of... More 

Thank sarahannimal
Atoka, Tennessee
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212 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

I seem to be one of the only dissenting reviews on this restaurant. My wife picked this one out as it is the only restaurant in the entire Hampton Roads area that we could find that actually shaved their gyro meat themselves on a spit instead of just reheating pre-shaved meat. They did shave their own meat and the meat... More 

Thank Patrick P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-314-1122
Turkish and Greek food, Mediterranean cuisine

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