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2 for 1 mealsMaximum of 2 peopleBooking requiredFriday restrictionSaturday restrictionAvailable December
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2 for 1 at Istanbul Restaurant

Istanbul Restaurant charge a 10% Service charge and customers may not take use card on takeaway menu.

Welcome to the Istanbul Restaurant, offering fine quality Turkish and Kurdish cuisine in Southsea Town Centre.

Hidden away, Istanbul Restaurant is a jewel of a venue, located in a prime location in the heart of Southsea Town Centre, just a stone’s throw away from all the amenities in the City.

The restaurant is fully licensed and offers a relaxing and quaint dining experience ensuring a meal you will hope to repeat.

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Istanbul Restaurant
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Sara said "Excellent
Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and friendly service."
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Anon said "Excellent restaurant
Tried out this restaurant on the basis of all the good reviews it got. We were not disappointed...."
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Kerry said "Love Istanbul
Always friendly. Prices are reasonable. Service is good. Food is excellent."
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MIHAI said "Nice
Tasty food, nice staff. Thank you!"
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JAMES said
" My family celebrated my daughter's birthday on Monday past.

The food was..."
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AdamSouthsea said
" Really enjoyed it!"
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Clare said "Tasty Food, Varied Menu, Good Value
Pleasant traditional Turkish restaurant with a good choice of dishes. Taste card makes it a bargain"
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ABZ said "Another 3rd time brill food
Another good meal .. great food and discount ... amazing how much we saved !"
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Paul said "Great food and service!!
My partner and I had a very enjoyable meal, the food was very tasty and the staff were very..."
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ABDULLAH said "Another good meal
Thanks again :-) good meal:-)"
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ABZ said "Perfect !!!!!
The best you can get :) 100% brilliant food and service - 4 people eating !!! Thank you"
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ELIZABETH said
" Will always return to Istanbul. Beautiful freshly cooked food. Great service and helpful friendly..."
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Paris said "Had A Good Time
Had to ask for fresher bread and garlic prawns came with their heads and shells on but apart from..."
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Daniel said "Lamb to die for
Really nice meal, wine was priced well at £15 a bottle and the red was delicious and served at..."
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Peter said "Well worth a visit
We hadn't been to Portsmouth before so looked for somewhere near to our hotel that had..."
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Daniel said "Hidden gem
This is the second time I have eaten here and the food continues to amaze me. The choice is mind..."
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Desi said "Impressed
Nice, warm atmosphere, welcoming staff and good hearty food! Highly recommend!"
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Les said "Give it a go.
First time for us, thought we'd have a change from the usual Sunday roast, although it was..."
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  • Sara said: "Excellent
    Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and friendly service. "
    Posted 1 month, 12 days ago...
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  • Anon said: "Excellent restaurant
    Tried out this restaurant on the basis of all the good reviews it got. We were not disappointed. Definitely worth a visit. "
    Posted 2 months, 11 days ago...
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  • Kerry said: "Love Istanbul
    Always friendly. Prices are reasonable. Service is good. Food is excellent. "
    Posted 5 months, 10 days ago...
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  • MIHAI said: "Nice
    Tasty food, nice staff. Thank you! "
    Posted 6 months, 14 days ago...
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  • JAMES said:
    " My family celebrated my daughter's birthday on Monday past.

    The food was excellent and service was friendly and with a smile.We will certainly visit again. "
    Posted 6 months, 28 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • AdamSouthsea said:
    " Really enjoyed it! "
    Posted 7 months, 7 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Clare said: "Tasty Food, Varied Menu, Good Value
    Pleasant traditional Turkish restaurant with a good choice of dishes. Taste card makes it a bargain "
    Posted 8 months, 11 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • ABZ said: "Another 3rd time brill food
    Another good meal .. great food and discount ... amazing how much we saved ! "
    Posted 9 months, 5 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Paul said: "Great food and service!!
    My partner and I had a very enjoyable meal, the food was very tasty and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Our last visit was a couple of years ago, and everything was as great this time as it was then. "
    Posted 9 months, 28 days ago...
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  • ABDULLAH said: "Another good meal
    Thanks again :-) good meal:-) "
    Posted 10 months, 20 days ago...
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  • ABZ said: "Perfect !!!!!
    The best you can get :) 100% brilliant food and service - 4 people eating !!! Thank you "
    Posted 11 months, 3 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • ELIZABETH said:
    " Will always return to Istanbul. Beautiful freshly cooked food. Great service and helpful friendly staff. "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 1 day ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Paris said: "Had A Good Time
    Had to ask for fresher bread and garlic prawns came with their heads and shells on but apart from that a lovely white wine and a pleasant night over all thank you Istanbul! "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 28 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Daniel said: "Lamb to die for
    Really nice meal, wine was priced well at £15 a bottle and the red was delicious and served at the perfect temperature. Food was of decent quality especially the lamb, will recommend to friends and would use again. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 6 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Peter said: "Well worth a visit
    We hadn't been to Portsmouth before so looked for somewhere near to our hotel that had reasonable ratings. Istanbul seemed perfect and although none of us had tried Turkish food before, we weren't disappointed. There is a wide choice on the menu so it would be hard not to find something to suit your palate. Friendly service and you can see into the kitchen area. One minor point was that we didn't receive a fully itemised bill but nevertheless had no doubt the the bill was correct. (Could be a problem if individuals within a party wanted to only pay for what they had had.) Would definitely go again. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 13 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Daniel said: "Hidden gem
    This is the second time I have eaten here and the food continues to amaze me. The choice is mind boggling with so much on offer. The meat is cooked fresh in front of you on a charcoal grill which can be tasted in the food that is served. Staff are attentive and polite throughout also. Most definitely return again with a great saving to be had with the taste card "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 23 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Desi said: "Impressed
    Nice, warm atmosphere, welcoming staff and good hearty food! Highly recommend! "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Les said: "Give it a go.
    First time for us, thought we'd have a change from the usual Sunday roast, although it was quiet, we received a warm friendly welcome, well worth a visit. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 21 days ago...
    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Sara said: "Excellent
    Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and friendly service. "
    Posted 1 month, 12 days ago...
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  • Anon said: "Excellent restaurant
    Tried out this restaurant on the basis of all the good reviews it got. We were not disappointed. Definitely worth a visit. "
    Posted 2 months, 11 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Kerry said: "Love Istanbul
    Always friendly. Prices are reasonable. Service is good. Food is excellent. "
    Posted 5 months, 10 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • MIHAI said: "Nice
    Tasty food, nice staff. Thank you! "
    Posted 6 months, 14 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • JAMES said:
    " My family celebrated my daughter's birthday on Monday past.

    The food was excellent and service was friendly and with a smile.We will certainly visit again. "
    Posted 6 months, 28 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • AdamSouthsea said:
    " Really enjoyed it! "
    Posted 7 months, 7 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Clare said: "Tasty Food, Varied Menu, Good Value
    Pleasant traditional Turkish restaurant with a good choice of dishes. Taste card makes it a bargain "
    Posted 8 months, 11 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
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  • ABZ said: "Another 3rd time brill food
    Another good meal .. great food and discount ... amazing how much we saved ! "
    Posted 9 months, 5 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
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    Overall
  • Paul said: "Great food and service!!
    My partner and I had a very enjoyable meal, the food was very tasty and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Our last visit was a couple of years ago, and everything was as great this time as it was then. "
    Posted 9 months, 28 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
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  • ABDULLAH said: "Another good meal
    Thanks again :-) good meal:-) "
    Posted 10 months, 20 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • ABZ said: "Perfect !!!!!
    The best you can get :) 100% brilliant food and service - 4 people eating !!! Thank you "
    Posted 11 months, 3 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • ELIZABETH said:
    " Will always return to Istanbul. Beautiful freshly cooked food. Great service and helpful friendly staff. "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 1 day ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Paris said: "Had A Good Time
    Had to ask for fresher bread and garlic prawns came with their heads and shells on but apart from that a lovely white wine and a pleasant night over all thank you Istanbul! "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 28 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
    Atmosphere
    Overall
  • Daniel said: "Lamb to die for
    Really nice meal, wine was priced well at £15 a bottle and the red was delicious and served at the perfect temperature. Food was of decent quality especially the lamb, will recommend to friends and would use again. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 6 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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    Ease of tastecard use
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  • Peter said: "Well worth a visit
    We hadn't been to Portsmouth before so looked for somewhere near to our hotel that had reasonable ratings. Istanbul seemed perfect and although none of us had tried Turkish food before, we weren't disappointed. There is a wide choice on the menu so it would be hard not to find something to suit your palate. Friendly service and you can see into the kitchen area. One minor point was that we didn't receive a fully itemised bill but nevertheless had no doubt the the bill was correct. (Could be a problem if individuals within a party wanted to only pay for what they had had.) Would definitely go again. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 13 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
    Atmosphere
    Overall
  • Daniel said: "Hidden gem
    This is the second time I have eaten here and the food continues to amaze me. The choice is mind boggling with so much on offer. The meat is cooked fresh in front of you on a charcoal grill which can be tasted in the food that is served. Staff are attentive and polite throughout also. Most definitely return again with a great saving to be had with the taste card "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 23 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Desi said: "Impressed
    Nice, warm atmosphere, welcoming staff and good hearty food! Highly recommend! "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Les said: "Give it a go.
    First time for us, thought we'd have a change from the usual Sunday roast, although it was quiet, we received a warm friendly welcome, well worth a visit. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 21 days ago...
    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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