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Istanbul Sofra

7606 Forbes Ave, Cros the Frick park, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-3234
+1 412-727-6693
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baklava” (74 reviews)
“lamb” (78 reviews)
“turkish coffee” (39 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
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7606 Forbes Ave, Cros the Frick park, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-3234
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hummus and pita bread were divine. The grilled lamb was tender and packed full of flavor. The speciality was lamb stuffed eggplant and it was tasty. The chicken was so so. Dessert was fair but we’ve never ate Turkish so that may be the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank foodisourlife
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

There were 6 of us for dinner. All of us loved our food. I highly recommend getting cold sampler and hot sampler platters. Great way to try the cuisine. Waitress was very helpful explaining the dishes to us. Owner came to table several times to...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Tilliesdaughter24
Hilton P, Manager at Istanbul Sofra, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you and your party loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Although I've never had a meal here, I have had the Baklava numerous times. It's truly the best Baklava I've ever had...even comparing it to "authentic" Baklava I've had over in Europe. It's not dense and not overly sweet, absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank aliciaa159
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I lived in Istanbul for 6 months and was very excited to see an authentic Turkish restaurant in Pittsburgh which represents the former Ottoman capital. The food was delicious and the service very gracious. The menu was limited but very solid. The tea was particularly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jdanielstec
Reviewed 8 November 2018

While some might find the size and the relative lack of ostentation off-putting, we found Istanbul Sofra to be charming, unpretentious and well-worth the drive. Our server was a young Turkish woman who was taking her Master's at Carnegie Mellon, and at least half the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I really enjoyed the food here. I went in the evening close to the finishing time but was served nevertheless. I ordered chicken kebab with rice and I must say the kebab tasted amazing. I also ordered falafel as starter which was standard good taste.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Zain I
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Delicious food with friendly staff and clean restaurant. Always order Turkish coffee, and their dishes are all great.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Q8608WRryang
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

En route to Fallingwater in Mill Run we stopped for lunch in Pittsburgh’s highly-rated Turkish restaurant for lunch. We were delighted with the friendly service, charming authentic decor and delicious well-prepared food. The falafel got raves as did the lentil soup and stuffed eggplant dish....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank mindy1435
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The food was really nice and delicious, the service was really good as well ,the waitress are very clean and very friendly. Thanks . Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hollylandabyssinia
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I posted a strongly positive review of Istanbul Sofra a few years ago, and have very much enjoyed all my visits since then. My wife and I visited last night, and I just want to confirm that the food is still excellent and the visual...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SomeRandomName
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14 October 2017|
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Response from Hilton P | Property representative |
No I’m sorry we do not have a simit . On center avenue Sultan Bey market have simit.
22 July 2017|
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Response from Hilton P | Property representative |
Yes we are. We have plenty room
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Response from jackiepittsburgh | Reviewed this property |
Parking is usually easier on East End or any street parallel to South Braddock, it's a very quick walk (3 minutes maybe depending on how far down you have to park). There may be spots on Forbes, but limited, parking on South... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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 - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7606 Forbes Ave, Cros the Frick park, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-3234
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-727-6693
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Istanbul Sofra has a casual, fresh environment with paprika and cerulean walls, colorful menus and sparkly hanging Turkish mosaic light fixtures. Outdoor seating on busy Braddock Avenue also is available, weather permitting.
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