Istanbul Kebab House

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298 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Istanbul Kebab House!

We are family owned and operated since 2012.

The name of our restaurant, Istanbul Kebab House, magnificently represents this melting pot and the food we are serving. What is unique and excellent about our restaurant is that we are able to offer up the freshest of produce and meats, on which Turkish food is predominantly based, from the many local Vermont farms. We are dedicated to buying local ingredients whenever possible. This not only enhances the culinary experience at our restaurant but it also supports the local economy in a very special way. We like to think of our concept as Turkish food with a Vermont Twist.
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Austin
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good. Perfect flavoring and we really enjoyed it. Spouse and I split a platter. Loved it. Sat on the roof on a lovely Fall night. Server was excellent and everything was on point.

OT
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and myself had dinner here & sit on the rooftop. The food was very tasty & our server was the best. A wonderful evening. If your in Burlington will be sure and try this restaurant

C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Right outside Church Marketplace, this restaurant offers a cute rooftop patio. While the location looks great, everything else about it is average. The mixed meats plate was decent, however the side of hummus we ordered was cold and tasteless. Overall, quite overpriced given what we got.

b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! They had no record of our open table reservation but it didn’t make any difference. They told us we would be seated as soon as a table opened up and we were taken care of in minutes. Highly recommend!

MG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Food. Great service and hospitality. So far best middle eastern food experience in New England .

DW
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!!! We sat on the rooftop. It was a little cramped but still enough room to enjoy dinner. Staff was very accommodating and pleasant to deal.

ST
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Lackluster at best....disappointing wine flight...disappointing food.

OT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat on the roof bar. Decor is dated, but food was fantastic. Each dish had its own unique flavor and was perfectly prepared.

J
Savannah
27 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hip, casual atmosphere with indoor dining and outdoor patio options. Quick friendly service in Turkish lamp lighted surroundings. Great menu with large portions. Excellent lamb/beef entrees with tasty side dishes. Highly recommend.

DO
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, nice setting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best hummus ever.
Ate on rooftop deck.
Quintessential Burlington.
Friendly staff.

LC
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined here many times. Service and food is always excellent.

MB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish this place was closer to where I live! The food was fantastic, the service friendly and prompt, and we really enjoyed eating alfresco. Great energy and ambiance!

LW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service a bit disorganized. Mezze platter ice cold.

s
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodating. Friendly. Fantastic, quality food. One of our all time favorite places to eat!

RD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was very good with great Turkish food. I had the Adana kebab and, although a bit spicy, it was very tasty. The staff was friendly and attentive. My only problem is the same one I have at all downtown restaurants, that is the cost of dining out there. We eat out often at many restaurants from pubs to ‘fine dining’ places and the prices in downtown Burlington seem to be about 20-25 percent higher than comparable restaurants. Plus, parking is a hassle downtown and more expensive than it should be.

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for dinner. I have never eaten on the rooftop before this visit and it was just great!!
Service is always exceptional and the meal is consistently outstanding.
I had the lamb stuffed eggplant and it was divine. Can't wait to go again.

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I came last year for my birthday and ordered the swordfish kabob it was excellent and so was the service. This year I went back for my birthday and ordered the same thing. The sword fish came in a bed of rice, the swordfish was way over cooked and dry, I did not eat it, glad we had appetizers.
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EB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary after our previous plans had changed. I am so glad our other plans fell through as we were able to enjoy some amazing food, great service and rooftop seats. We will absolutely be back!

D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience on Friday night - outside on the roof. The two waitstaff that took care of us were wonderful. The food was fabulous. Our birthday girl felt very special - which is all we could ask for! We have been to Istanbul Kebab House several times and we have always enjoyed our evening out there.

PH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was wonderful, with well-prepared food that was delicious and excellent service.

C
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a wonderful experience while visiting Burlington, Vermont.

KB
Anchorage
17 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere! Can’t wait to go again.

BT
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyed the kebabs and appreciate the well marked gluten-free options. Staff and management are friendly and top notch.

MC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in all areas. Best food in Burlington Vt. We dine out a lot. I had the octopus and the lamb kebab. The meat practically melted in my mouth. Very very tender, no fat. Extremely flavorful. We will be back. Our server was very attentive, warm , patient and had great suggestions. We were never rushed .

JC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went with friends who have travelled to Turkey on a number of occassions. They both said that it was very authentic. The quality of the food was very good and the service was good as well.

MB
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was lovely, ambiance very peaceful and quiet even on a Saturday night. Food was delicious, although the rice was a bit blah- I think I was expecting more of a buttery pilaf, but instead got a standard side dish of rice. Nevertheless... our meal was wonderful, and the Maple Bahklava for dessert was out of this world. We will be back!

C
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food- amazing flavors. Impeccable service by wait staff that love what they do. Will definitely be back!

a
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flavorful food is prepared so perfectly. A must visit while in Burlington!

S
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service and nice rooftop seats

A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Too salty and spicy. Beef was undercooked although I asked twice for a well-done.

MG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Burlington specifically to dine at this restaurant again. I wasn't disappointed and the trip was worth it.

HS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was very attentive and food was very flavorful. Adana chicken kababs were excellent and we did mezze platter to share and worked out well. Falafel were meah. We had made a reservation although did not specify that we wanted to sit on rooftop or outside and landed up sitting inside for dinner. Would definitely recommend requesting Rooftop/outside assuming that weather permits

CD
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone is so friendly at this restaurant. Servers, hostesses , owner manager. They greet you genuinely and offer the sweetest farewell. The food, wines and beautiful rooftop dining- magical!!!

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is phenomenal. The croquettes were just amazing and the dinner to share for two was just incredible. You get to try all their meats.

EG
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my friend’s bachelorette dinner and had an awesome experience! I requested a table on the roof top and they made sure we got it. The roof top is a really cool space to sit, especially on a nice night. The food was delicious, it was the first time that many of us were trying Turkish food and everyone was happy! The waitstaff were all very welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed. Overall a great experience!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Turkish food and excellent service. I would go again anytime.

J
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, smells and service was spot on. Authentic and exceptional. My new fav in Burlington will def go back next time I’m in town dying to try the stuffed eggplant. The grilled octopus was perfect and I entertained for a living. Go!!!!

HG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent. Sat outside on a warm evening. Food was very flavorful without being too spicy. Nice sides come with meat. Close to Flynn if you are catching a show.

D
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great staff. I strongly recommend the kenaffa

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