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Istanbul Restaurant & Patisserie

1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
+1 732-940-1122
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (9 reviews)
“baklava” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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1000 Aaron Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5019
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We always start with there coffee The servers are very nice and helpful For a big family we pref to do the mix platters Starting from veg to mix meat Excellent... food Never disappointed

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Laura123Usa
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Walk into Istanbul and you will be taken away with the beautiful decor and aroma. Don’t let the strip mall mislead you. This is a very fine place. For dinner though I had lunch. Big variety of lunch specials that include an appetizer of you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TripRelator
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place casual BYO prices are great food is exceptional. Lamb is sliced super thin and dishes will fill you up. A must try you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank fire1951
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I go here all the time! It is our go-to place. We have never been disappointed. It always feels like home. Not just the food is delicious but the waiters are always super!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank maryam1986ali
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We stopped here on a whim and, thanks to trip advisor, decided to go in despite the location in a strip mall. As soon as you walk in the door you forget you're in a strip mall. The decor is lovely and peaceful and music...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank TMWpdx
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Best Lahmacun in this area. No one else comes close. The other food is OK, but no my favorite. Worth a stop!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Appetizer of vegie pancake and BreadOK. Lamb ShishKebob awful. Plain white rice, plain chopped lettuce, ok garlic yogurt sauce, lamb-dry and overcooked. Good baklava. Probably won't return

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank gram12
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

BEWARE!! Half of the menu is not available to order. No chicken cubes, hot pepper, or lassi. They have waitresses that don't speak English and forget half the order. The food is ok and that's why it got 2 stars.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank mattsH1212DY
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had dinner there before a nearby theatrical performance - our time was limited as we had to be at the theater on time. Once we explained this to the server, she was super-attentive and we had plenty of time to eat, although no time...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Christine S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went first in 2014 and returned when we were in the Newark NJ area recently. The food was just as good, the bread amazing and this time we tried the Turkish coffee, outstanding. I recommend the sample platter your first time and the appetizer...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank readingcarrie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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