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1715 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2714
+1 718-368-3587
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I love eating here! The ambiance and decor are great. I enjoyed the freshly baked bread that came with with my meal. Bread baked in-house is a rarity nowadays! All of the meat was grilled to perfection.

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Thank ZealousEater
Brooklyn, NY
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This a neighborhood restaurant that recovered after the last big storm in NY. They've upgraded the decor to modern, yet authentic Turkish - indoors, with streetside seating available. Nice and pleasant, right on the Sheepshead Bay. The food is good, the prices are fair. It's our fall back place when we don't want to cook, just walk two blocks. I... More 

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Thank Dimsky
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Sheepshead Bay isn't exactly a culinary mecca, but we met friends here for dinner and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. It was a hot night but nice enough that we were able to sit outside and enjoy the cool breeze off the bay. We ordered a bunch of dishes to share, and they were all fresh... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Went there for lunch on a weekday and what a pleasant surprise--lovely restaurant, very nice setting, and we took advantage of their lunch menu specials. Food was very good--and I say that having lived and worked in Turkey, service was great, bread was incredible--freshly baked...the lunch special included starter, lentil soup, and main course (with side dishes included), fantastic bread.... More 

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Thank TWinThai
New York City, New York
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215 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely time sitting outside across from the bay in good weather. Food here is exceptional. First there's the fresh Turkish bread served with olive oil, then yummy entrees such as fresh fried anchovies imported from the black sea. But the most exceptional is what they make for dessert. We had awesome seasonal candied pumpkin, sesame halvah and this... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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367 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is one of my very favorite restaurants. Every time I step inside, I want to book a trip to Turkey! The decor is beautiful, brick wall, pretty paintings and lighting. You can also opt to sit outside facing Sheepshead Bay, a nice choice in the summer. The waitstaff is friendly and the service good. We always order the shepherd's... More 

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Thank SuzyQu15
New York
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

My review that I submitted today was unfortunately listed for a restaurant with a similar name on 86 Street in Brooklyn. That happened because this restauramt does not list its name as Cafe Istanbul. This restaurant has consistently provided its customers the best prepared Turkish sea food and kebabs that I have ever tasted. The fish is fresh and the... More 

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Thank os2wiz
New York
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

I have eaten here before and have previously reviewed this restaurant. I ate lunch here this week , I ordered Lentil soup and fried anchovies for appetizers and lamb shiskebab as my entree. The lentil soup was nicely spiced and light. The fried anchovies were delightfully tasteful and slightly crisp. The lamb shiskebab was succulent , nicely marinated and cooked... More 

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Thank os2wiz
New York
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

This restaurant is by the waterfront in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. The place has great ambiance with attractive decor. What is better is the seafood and shiskabob and attentive service. I most often order brazzino or the St Peters fish. The lamb shiskebob is so tender and tasty, it is often difficult not to eat 2 entrees. The appetizers are... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Decent Turkish food, good-sized portions, reasonable prices, fast delivery. The portions, when part of the catering order are not large, I'd advise to order additional entries.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2714
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-368-3587

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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?