Grub on a Gyro at Istanbul Restaurant
Today, 11:30a - 8:00p
If you've got Mediterranean eats on the mind, Istanbul is the place for authentic Middle Eastern dishes.
If you've been in Nashville long, chances are you've realized that Nolesnville Pike is the place for authentic ethnic eats. So, the fact that Istanbul Restaurant is located on that stretch of road is the first sign that it's gotta be good. The second is that on most days you'll find the owner, who hails from the Middle East, in the kitchen slicing, dicing and spicing up every dish that hits the table in the restaurant's no-fuss dining room.
Whether you stop in for lunch or dinner, there are a few things that you'll want to try. The Lentil Soup is a vegetarian dish packed with flavor and just the right amount of spicy goodness. For meat eaters, the Istanbul Special is always a home run—a bed of fragrant yellow rice is topped with beef, chicken and kofte shish kebobs and served with salad, pita and soup. It's a steal at just $12.99! That means, you'll have extra dough in yo' pocket to order a few pieces of baklava and a cup of Turkish coffee before you call it a day.
Pro tip: BYOB if you want a glass of wine—there's no alcoholic bevs on the menu.
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2631 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
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