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Istanbul Kebab House- MOVED

10 Kellogg Rd, Suite 127, Essex, VT 05452-2839
+1 802-857-5091
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
18 Dec 2015
“Middle Eastern food😀”
22 Jun 2015
“Delicious food, friendly staff, lovely rooftop!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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10 Kellogg Rd, Suite 127, Essex, VT 05452-2839
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21 - 30 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent to have some authentic Turkish food after many years. The doner kebab and mixed grill were great. Good humus and the dolma were very fragrant with cinnamon. It would have been nice to have more rice with the dishes though.

1  Thank globalnomad12345
Reviewed 29 May 2014

When you travel 220 days in a year, meal is the one of the most important item in your list to watch your diet. All we look for healthy food without and preservatives, additives etc. I stayed 8 months in Vermont because of my SAP...More

1  Thank Ayhan A
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I recently had dinner with eleven colleagues at the Istanbul House and it was delicious. Grape leaves, fried zucchini, baba ganoush , hummus and lavash bread were the starters to our meal. The kebabs, lamb, swordfish, chicken or beef, were served with rice and pickled...More

1  Thank kroseems
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Our dinner at the Kebab house was excellent. We shared an Meze platter as an appetizer. Great mix to go with the fresh made lavash bread. We also shared the Mixed Grill Kebab. The portion was more than enough for two persons. But my favorite...More

1  Thank rs2tvw
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My first Turkish restaurant experience was a FANTASTIC one. I love the Turkish decoration and the food was fantastic. They have a couple dishes with a Vermont accent too such as the shish kabob with Cabot cheddar(they have it without the cheese too for an...More

1  Thank MunktopiaJD
Reviewed 13 May 2014

...but in a good way. The restaurant is hardly in a location where one would expect to find such a pleasant surprise. The service was excellent. Friendly, attentive, and recognized the couple with us who had just visited the week before. The food was also...More

Thank Chip H
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We live in the Burlington area and try to visit different restaurants. This was a delightful find! Atmosphere was great, service was super and food delicious. Highly recommend it.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 31 March 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Istanbul Kebab House. Our server, Savannah, was very helpful and friendly. We shared the Zucchini Fritters which were excellent as was the Ground Beef Stuffed Eggplant entree. The maple apple baklava was to die for. We...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I am in Burlington region frequently and enjoy searching out new restaurants. This spot is truly a gem. Every dish was fresh, tasty, and very well presented. The restaurant is relatively small but very nicely decorated and well suited for business or romance. I look...More

Thank BillfromMontreal
Reviewed 23 March 2014

My friend and I were in the Essex area shopping. It got to be lunch time and we were unfamiliar with what was in the area so my friend opened up TripAdvisor and we found Istanbul Kebab House. We LOVED it! I had swordfish kabob...More

Thank kirstabello
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Restaurant Details

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Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Kellogg Rd, Suite 127, Essex, VT 05452-2839
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-857-5091
  • E-mail
Description
Turkish food is a true fusion of many different cultures, a collage of different cuisines so to speak. Turkey, geo-physically located as a bridge between Europe and Asia, has been a melting pot of many civilizations since the beginning of history. Once the land of Hittites and the Greeks, it later became the home of the Turks, a nomadic peoples. Therefore, its cuisine is not only a collage of all the cultures that lived in Turkey throughout history, but also a collage of cuisines from all the lands Turks lived before settling in what was then called Asia-Minor. Today's Turkish cuisine is a fusion of Turkic, Ottoman, Greek, Persian, Arabic, Lebanese, and Armenian cooking that can be defined as a true and unique Mediterranean food experience. Turkish food, as most Mediterranean food, relies heavily on appetizers called "mezes" and especially the freshest of ingredients. Although it has many meat specialties, it is predominantly based on fresh vegetables. Therefore, it offers a perfect combination of vegetarian and meat dishes, appealing to a broad spectrum of the eating public.
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