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Istanbul Grill & Deli

Istanbul Grill is an outpost of Turkey nestled between monuments of yuppiedom in the Rice Village. Inside the tiny six-table restaurant, the TV glows with scenes from a Turkish broadcast, while outside young Turks happily demolish platters of food or sit quietly sipping Turkish coffee. Swooning is a natural reaction to imam bayildi, a luscious dish of roasted and stuffed eggplant. A favorite entrée is iskender kebab, alternating layers of lamb and beef on a skewer, but the Istanbul Grill allows you to sample a wide variety of good kebabs.
Details
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Catering
  • Takeout:
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