Istanbul Restaurant

3.7 out of 5 
Mediterranean, Turkish

Popular Dishes

Patlican Salatasi Appetizer
Eggplant salad. Char-grilled eggplant flavored with garlic, red peppers, green peppers, tomatoes a...
$5.95
Humus Appetizer
Hummus. Chickpea paste flavored with lemon juice and tahini
$5.95
Babaganus Appetizer
Babaganoush. Char-grilled eggplant flavored with tahini, yogurt, garlic and herbs
$5.95
Kalamar Tava Appetizer
Fried calamari. Calamari rings lightly pan-fried and served with chef's homemade sauce
$9.95
Coban Salatasi
Shepherd salad. Fresh tomatoes, green peppers, cucumber, onions, parsley and dressing mixed into s...
$6.95
Izgara Kofte Entree
Char-grilled turkish meatball. Ground meat spiced with turkish herbs then char-grilled to your taste
$13.95
Tavuk Kebab Entree
Chicken shish kebab. Tender chunks of chicken marinated with chef's own blend of herbs and spices
$16.95
Alabalik Entree
Rainbow trout. Fresh rainbow trout pan-fried or char-grilled to perfection then served boneless
$17.95
Lahmacun
Turkish meat pie. Ground meat, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, red peppers, parsley and special t...
$13.25
Sucuklu Pide
Sausage pie. Turkish beef sausage and kashkaval cheese laid over dough then baked in oven
$14.95

Cold Appetizers

Patlican Salatasi Appetizer
Eggplant salad. Char-grilled eggplant flavored with garlic, red peppers, green peppers, tomatoes a...
$5.95
Humus Appetizer
Hummus. Chickpea paste flavored with lemon juice and tahini
$5.95
Babaganus Appetizer
Babaganoush. Char-grilled eggplant flavored with tahini, yogurt, garlic and herbs
$5.95
Barbunya Plaki Appetizer
Turkish red kidney beans with a touch of olive oil and lemon
$5.95
Haydari Appetizer
Labnee dip. Chopped walnut, garlic and dill blended generously with cream yogurt
$5.95
Karides Kokteyl Appetizer
Shrimp cocktail. Large shrimp served with grated horseradish sauce
$9.95
Soslu Patlican Appetizer
Sauced eggplant. Small pieces of eggplant in a moderately spicy sauce of fresh tomatoes, green pep...
$5.95
Ispanak Pure Appetizer
Spinach spread. Spinach prepared with onions, pine nuts and red peppers
$5.95
Yaprak Sarma Appetizer
Stuffed grape leaves. Turkish rice, pine nuts and currants with Turkish herbs rolled inside grape...
$6.95
Acili Ezme Appetizer
Spicy ezme. Very thinly chopped onions, tomatoes, fresh peppers, herbs, walnuts and pomegranate ju...
$6.95

Hot Appetizers

Kalamar Tava Appetizer
Fried calamari. Calamari rings lightly pan-fried and served with chef's homemade sauce
$9.95
Sigara Boregi Appetizer
Cheese roll. Delicate phyllo dough wrapped with feta cheese and parsley then pan-fried
$6.95
Midye Tava Appetizer
Fried mussels. Fresh mussels removed from shell, pan-fried and served with homemade garlic sauce
$7.95
French Fries Appetizer
$3.50
Arnavut Cigeri Appetizer
Fried liver cubes. Cubes of calf's liver pan-fried then served with onion and parsley salad
$9.95
Hamsi Tava Appetizer
Pan-fried anchovies. Seasonal black sea fish. Please call restaurant for daily selection
$9.95
Balik Koftesi Appetizer
Fish ball. Pan-fried white meat fish marinated with herbs
$7.95

Soup

Mercimek Corbasi Soup
Red lentil soup served with onions and herbs
$4.95
Balik Corbasi Soup
Fresh prepared fish mixed with vegetables and ready to serve
$5.95

Salads

Coban Salatasi
Shepherd salad. Fresh tomatoes, green peppers, cucumber, onions, parsley and dressing mixed into s...
$6.95
Yesil Salad
Green salad. Romaine lettuce, arugula and cucumbers with lemon juice and olive oil. Dressing mixed...
$8.95
Roka Salatasi
Arugula salad. Fresh arugula, tomatoes, carrots and dressing mixed into salad
$8.95

Seafood Salads

Ahtapot Salatasi
Ahtapot salatasi octopus salad. Combination of red onions, tomatoes, parsley, arugula, olive oil a...
$13.95
Kalamar Salatasi
Pan-seared calamari, julienne red onions, tomatoes, arugula, parsley, olive oil and dressing mixed...
$11.95

Sandwiches

Shish Kebab Sandwich
$7.50
Adana Kebab Sandwich
$6.50
Chicken Kebab Sandwich
$6.50
Kofte Kebab Sandwich
$6.50

Meat Entrees

Izgara Kofte Entree
Char-grilled turkish meatball. Ground meat spiced with turkish herbs then char-grilled to your taste
$13.95
Tavuk Kebab Entree
Chicken shish kebab. Tender chunks of chicken marinated with chef's own blend of herbs and spices
$16.95
Adana Kebab Entree
Ground lamb flavored with red bell peppers then slightly seasoned with paprika. Grilled deliciousl...
$14.95
Beyti Kebab Entree
Side not included. Ground lamb flavored with red bell peppers, parsley, garlic and turkish spicy r...
$15.95
Tavuk Sote Entree
Sauteed chicken. Diced pieces of chicken seasoned with a mixture of onions, tomatoes and green pep...
$15.95
Cop Sis Entree
Diced shish kebab. Special marinated baby lamb chopped like dice and grilled to a delight on skewers
$17.95
Kuzu Pirzola Entree
Lamb chops. Baby lamb chops marinated and grilled to order
$21.95
Tavuk Adana Kebab Entree
Chicken adana kebab. Ground chicken spiced with Turkish herbs then char-grilled to your taste
$13.95
Tavuk Pirzola Entree
Chicken chops. Marinated chicken with piece of bone. Grilled to order
$15.95
Et Sote Entree
Sauteed lamb. Diced pieces of lamb seasoned with a mixture of onions, tomatoes and green peppers
$16.95
Sis Kebab Entree
Shish kebab. Special marinated baby lamb grilled to a delight on skewers
$17.95
Karisik Izgara Entree
Mixed grill. Combination of chicken kebab, shish kebab, kofte kebab and lamb chop
$23.95

Seafood Entrees

Alabalik Entree
Rainbow trout. Fresh rainbow trout pan-fried or char-grilled to perfection then served boneless
$17.95
Akdeniz Levregi Entree
Imported Mediterranean sea bass. Exotic, tender and delicious white meat served whole. Recommended...
$20.95
Dil Daligi Entree
Whole flounder. Mild and flaky white meat served whole or filleted. Lightly pan-fried or baked
$17.95
Salmon Izgara Entree
Char-grilled filet of North Atlantic salmon
$17.95
Hamsi Tava Entree
Pan-fried fresh anchovies. Seasonal, exotic black sea fish. Please call restaurant for daily selec...
$16.95
Karides Guvec Entree
Large shrimp baked in casserole with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, red bell peppers and garlic with s...
$18.95
St. Pete's Fish Entree
Delicate, flaky white meat served whole or filleted. Char-grilled or lightly pan-fried
$20.95
Kiremitte Alabalik Entree
Rainbow trout baked in casserole with vegetables
$18.95
Barbun Tava Entree
Red mulled. Fascinating tender, tasty white meat lightly pan-fried
$18.95
Salmon Guvec Entree
Chunks of salmon baked in casserole with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, red bell peppers and garlic
$18.95
Karides Izgara Entree
Grilled shrimp shish kebab. Jumbo shrimp, lemon, onion and red bell pepper skewers served char-gri...
$17.95
Ahtopot Guvec Entree
Fresh octopus baked in casserole with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, red bell peppers and garlic with...
$18.95

Oven Specialties

Lahmacun
Turkish meat pie. Ground meat, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, red peppers, parsley and special t...
$13.25
Sucuklu Pide
Sausage pie. Turkish beef sausage and kashkaval cheese laid over dough then baked in oven
$14.95
Tavuklu Pide
Chicken pie. Small pieces of chopped chicken mixed with diced tomatoes and green peppers. Laid ove...
$13.95
Kasarli Pide
Kashkaval cheese pie. Kashkaval cheese laid over dough and baked in oven
$12.95
Pastirmali Pide
Pastrami pie. Turkish beef pastrami and kashkaval cheese laid over dough and baked in oven
$14.95
Karisik Pide
Mixed pie. Turkish beef pastrami, sausage, ground meat, kashkaval cheese and eggs laid over dough...
$17.95
Kusbasili Pide
Lamb pie. Baby lamb chopped in small pieces then mixed with diced tomatoes and green peppers. Laid...
$14.95
Kiymali Pide
Ground meat pie. Pre-cooked ground meat, onions and herbs circled with dough and baked in oven
$12.95
Sebzeli Pide
Vegetable pie. Tomatoes, red peppers, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and parsley mixed with turk...
$13.95

Dessert

Baklava
$6.95
Kazandibi Brown Top Pudding
$6.50
Biscuit Cake
$6.50
Cunefe
$9.50
Large Cunefe
$20.00
Sweet Pumpkin
$7.50
Tiramisu
$7.00
Cheesecake
$7.00
Strawberry Chocolate
$7.50
Sweet Pear
$7.50
Chocolate Souffle
$7.95
Almond Pudding
$5.95
Halva
$5.95

Beverages

Soda Can
$2.25
Ayran Yogurt Drink
$3.00
Turkish Hot Tea
$2.00
Turkish Coffee
$3.75
Regular Coffee
$2.25
1.5 Liter Bottled Water
$4.00
1 Liter Mineral Water
$5.00

About Istanbul Restaurant

(718) 368-3587 • 1715 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

We specialize in Lahmacun (very thin crust dough topped with minced lamb and species), Pide (Turkish pizza) and Kunefe -- Turkish dessert, where thin, shredded pastry is wrapped around a core of sweet cheese, baked in the brick oven, then drizzled with honey syrup.