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The Istanbul

75 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 4075
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kebab” (37 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Fast food, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
75 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Asked for a chicken kebab told take to long, asked for chips with garlic got sold cold chips with garlic never again

Thank Sally123268
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Went here after a show in the opera house on the 16th of march, just before 1am. It wasn't overly busy but staff seemed disorganised and scattered. Ordered chips, cheese and garlic for take away. Arrived home only to realise they put a yogurt based...More

Thank Emmah1808
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I really liked the Falafel wrap and the French fries I had, the latter were crunchy and savoury. The portion size is decent and the price for the value is excellent. I will definitely come back and give it a second try, however the atmosphere...More

Thank Arisquella
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I live in Dublin and everytime i visit Cork this place never fail me. The restaurant is spacious with plenty of seatings-good for family. Good and clean toilet. Everytime we were there the place would always be full, or almost full. Staffs were accommodating, competent...More

Thank ZakiahFaisal
Reviewed 26 September 2017

If you like kebabs and similar style foods then this place is worth a visit. I usually go for the donor meat meal with all the extras on top. Quite nice and satisfying but the size of the portions have decreased noticeably over the last...More

Thank Joseph M O
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The mixed kebab is simply fantastic, you will not be disappointed its a kebab lovers dream. Service also friendly and top notch. You have to try this place when in the city.

Thank jackgkelleher
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Decided to get a greasy one from Istanbul last night I must say it was top class !! I ordered the mixed kebab with had chicken lamb donner and chili , nice grilled green chilies salad and mayo I could only get threw half of...More

Thank Danny O
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We've eaten here many times but I don't think I've ever written a review. The food is freshly prepared in a really clean kitchen in front of you. The staff are really nice. They make their own Mediterranean breads which are delish.

Thank MaryCork
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place, delicious food, kind waiters 👍🏼 I really recommend it for anyone how's hungry.. because there meals are large and big. The shawarma was sooo delicious and tasty 😍😍👍🏼

Thank ReemFadhel
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

It's a good place for a quick meal and most importantly, if Kebabs are your choice. Marinated green chilly goes well with Kebabs. Bread was softer, meat felt like tender and was yum for taste. Basic seating but good enough. Tasted kebab scores high on...More

Thank learnernexplorer
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 4075
"Fari is the Store Manager - Fresh food , very clean, make flat bread fresh in store, friendly and smiley people".
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