Row 1

237 Holland St (at Broadway Ave)
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 440-7387
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
$ $
Tue: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM Wed–Sat: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Istanbul'lu is cozy with a dose of ethnic charm. Read a complete review here:
  • So far the best turkish restaurant in boston
  • Try the piyaz salat, white beans marinated in lemon juice and olive oil, with a lot of red onions and sumac, the acidic dried red fruit powder of the Middle East. Not a well-known dish, but so good.
  • Great place to taste Turkish food. Dishes are surprisingly close to those in Turkey. Kunefe is a must. Turkish coffee was really good and properly cooked, unlike most of the places in Cambridge
  • Make sure to try the brunch (till 5 pm) one day and order the breakfast sampler plate and a cheese borek. You won't be disappointed.
  • Delicious authentic Turkish food! The mercimek kofta, hummus, dolmas, chicken kebab and adana kebab are stellar. Fresh, warm bread served with red pepper paste served before your food comes out!
  • kuru faslye , oban salata , piyaz ,patlican kebap ve paa mkemmel tavsiye ederim ...
  • For brunch for two, order the cilbir (4 poached eggs, spinach and thick yogurt) and a plate of Turkish mornings or some pastries (borek) to share.
  • Dolma, Turkish Tea, breakfast omelette and Izmir Kofte are very good! I'm not sure what my friend's omelette was called, but it was cheesy and delicious.
  • Dolma + Coban Salad are very good but pricy. Baity is excellent however they use tortilla bread instead of baking their bread. It ruins the meet taste. The one I recommend is TURKISH DELIGHT.
  • Iskender kabab is a must!
  • The food is delicious .The service is excellent .Try the Baklava.
  • Lamb, bread, vegetarian options, desserts
  • Save some room for a Turkish coffee to wrap up your meal. Totally worth it
  • Order a few hot tapas plates and share. Everything was great. Hummus was smooooooth. Baklava was syrupy and delicious. Next time I just hope they have Kunefe cuz the description looked so good
  • They have a brunch menu that looks even more amazing than their regular menu
  • I don't know if my Turkish friends will agree, but food was really delicious for me. Great selection of small tasty plates!
  • A true gem of a restaurant!! My faves are sak suka, the leyla hummus, and the buttery rice pilaf! The waitresses are super nice too.
  • Turkish coffee is a must! Such a great find.
  • Ean recommends the Turkish Delight.