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Istanbul Grill & Deli

5613 Morningside
Houston, TX 77005
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  • Sun, Tue-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering
  • Lot available
  • Recommended, Reservations Accepted
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.

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