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Istanbul Restaurant & Patisserie

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1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
+1 732-940-1122
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful find of a restaurant here in the neighborhood. The food is authentic, tasty and plentiful. Save room for dessert and Turkish coffee to complete the experience. While apple tea is not formally on the menu they do have it, just ask. The only thing that I might suggest odd that they stream the vegetables for the side order... More 

Thank Emortens
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After buying the space next door that used to be a laundromat, Istanbul has added a party space to their restaurant. I booked my engagement party here in July 2016 and it was absolutely fantastic. The staff was more than accommodating for our party of 60 and communicated with us regularly to set up the dishes, seating arrangements, and decor.... More 

Thank honestyseasy
Philadelphia, PA
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211 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little Turkish restaurant hidden behind an Exxon gas station in a middle of Nowhere, NJ. We stopped for lunch on our way to NYC. The three of us shared an Imam Bayildi, then had gyro, falafel and kebab wraps. Very happy with the food. Asked for Turkish coffee - that was pretty good, too, and made right in... More 

Thank ns1991
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere! The food is Amazing! The portions are huge and decently priced for the amount and Quality. Very accommodating staff! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank ktak100
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Local middle eastern food. Authentic, inexpensive good, go. Unique desert bottom of the pot pudding.never had a bad meal

Thank marty p
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We went to this place as a family, the place is conveniently located right offer of route 1. The place can get busy on the weekends, but the service is still fast and friendly. A lunch for two would be around $50 with tips. The food is good, but nothing memorable, just another Turkish place which is family friendly and... More 

Thank kk_nk_nyc
Somerset, New Jersey
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431 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We have been to this place many times in the last few years. Like previously, the place did not disappoint. Four of us came for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The place was quite empty when we arrived, but filled up quickly. The absolutely delicious starter bread, soft on the inside with the crispy crust on the outside, was served... More 

Thank FoodieandHistoryBuff
maryland usa
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We were happy to find this little gem not far from our hotel. Nice ethic decor, friendly staff and excellent food. I have been to Turkey several times, my husband has not and was a little reluctant to go, but he is glad he did. The servings were a little large for me, and I got a dessert to go... More 

Thank drmom93
Thousand Oaks, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

coincidentally I went to this restaurant on ramzan. So there was long waiting. My wife ordered a veggi dish suggested by the waiter. It cam up as a plate full of overly boiled vegetables in loose gravy. My wife couldn't have second bite. The waiter could feel the disappointment and did not charge for it. My chichen on yogurt was... More 

Thank Nikunj S
New Jersey
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We are only occasional visitors in Turkish restaurants, but I would judge this one as good or better than most in the area. We shared a large kebob combination platter -- I would rate most as above average, one or two just average. Nice ambiance and low prices. Crowded at dinner time on Sunday.

Thank NotAccidental

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  North Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-940-1122

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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?