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Istanbul Turkish Kitchen

311 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3458
+1 607-345-3333
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“turkish coffee” (17 reviews)
“kebab” (33 reviews)
“baklava” (24 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Eastern European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
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311 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3458
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Istanbul was great the first visit, and this one was even better. We liked the new menu choices, and the preparation and presentation were excellent.

Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

In Ithaca for the day, and stopped by for a late lunch. The restaurant was clean, pleasantly decorated, and playing Turkish music. Ordered the Cay and it arrived in less than a minute in a tulip glass on a brass charger, with a little bowl...More

Thank Werner B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was our 4th time at Istanbul & we noticed that the menu is pared down from what it was. Not to worry, however, because this often means things are fresher & better. This is exactly what it was, even our Turkish friends were highly...More

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We've had several good meals at Istanbul, so we decided to go there for our anniversary dinner. We should have been tipped off by the fact that the restaurant was empty, and remained so throughout our meal. The menu has been reduced from what's on...More

1  Thank dahomey_13
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The food here is great. Lacks curb appeal but the inside is nice, friendly service and delicious food. Have been here several times. Get a small cup of Turkish coffee after.

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We were a party of six. As we attempted to order we were informed that several things on the menu were not available. Then our food was delivered--for two of the four of us. One more meal came about 10 minutes later. The other two...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Three of us went to share a variety of dishes for lunch and were overall quite unimpressed and bored. There was no reason to return for bland, boring dishes and slow service.

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed 24 August 2017

So, my family loves Turkish food. Using the Trip advisor app,, we found this little gem for lunch. Don't be fooled because it's in a shopping mall. The food was fresh and awesome. I will be going back!

Thank Sanford S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Good food , great taste , something for everyone. A sure bet when looking for someplace to eat. Go for ice cream for dessert at cornell dairy bar! Dessert...Not their specialty.

Thank Elsie S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We all simply loved the food, really authentic cuisine. The service was great and fast. Definitely think we'll visit again soon. Totally recommended. The beyti kebab was my personal favorite from the entrees ordered in our table. Also the pilaf from the mixed platter of...More

Thank Daniela M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3458
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-345-3333
  • E-mail
Istanbul Turkish Kitchen offers Ithaca's only authentic, delicious Turkish cuisine. Our unique menu boasts mouth-watering, exotic meat & vegetarian selections prepared for you fresh, in-house, everyday. We invite you to join us for your next meal, as we hope to transport you to the tastes, smells and sights of Istanbul for a one-of-a-kind dining experience
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