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Ravintola Istanbul Oriental

Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
+358 8 3112922
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“kebab” (7 reviews)
“adana” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place by accident and so glad we did. Great food. Great selection and quality of food. Food was full of flavour and colour. Recommended when you are in Oulu. Will go back there when next there

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lunch with friends on Saturday. The service was very kind and professional. The food was extremely good. We had meze plates for staters. I warmly recommend those! Our main dishes were all sorts of kebab. They were tasty as well. The atmosphere...More

Thank Mika P
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Homemade, and you can taste it. Meze-dishes are very good, fresh and strong flavours. Perfect place to have a date.

Thank Anne Y
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurant in town. I found dining room cosy as it was nicely furnished with various oriental objects. Mixed meat for two a la chef was really delicious. Cosy place, good service and good food - can be recommended

Thank jiipee_66
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Romantic. Celedrated our anniversary there. Very, very good service. Polite from the beginning to the end. An expensive choice, as the two of us had starters, main and the wine to go with the dishes. Ended up at 125€. Lamb was tender, prawns were juicy....More

Thank amppu
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

What a great experience. From the first step in, until closing the door behind us the service was excellent. Must be one of the rare places in Finland where you still find the 'old style' hospitality. We had three different versions of adana and turkish...More

Thank FINiina
Reviewed 6 March 2017

In restaurant there is a peaceful and elegance mood. Service is excellent, they don't have to ask always "Is everything ok?" They now it's ok. I ate grilled liver and it was one of the best liver foods I have ever ate.More

Thank Marko Y
Hannu U, Ravintolapäällikkö at Ravintola Istanbul Oriental, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank You for your kind comments following your visiting our restaurant I am delighted that You enjoyed your experience. I look forward to sharing your kind words with my staff. I hope to welcome You back to our restaurant very soon. Kind regards, Hannu Uutinen...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Attentive staff, relaxing atmosphere and highly recommend the lamb chops! Other meals looked great too. Best restaurant in Oulu!

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the finest restaurants in Oulu. This place is worth visiting. Be sure to reserve table beforehand. The service was worth mentioning, the staff was very helpful and polite. The food is mediterranean or turkish depending on the menu. I ordered whole menu with...More

Thank Marraapp
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We had our 25th anniversary and picked Restaurant Istanbul Oriental mainly because we used to go there a lot when we had just met. Back then the place was rather expensive (for a couple of Uni students) but worth splashing every now and then. The...More

Thank saab93f
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 32 - USD 173
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kauppurienkatu 11 L, Oulu 90100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Northern Ostrobothnia  >  Oulu
  • Phone Number: +358 8 3112922
Istanbul, a Turkish restaurant established in 1993, has street level dining and a picturesque patio where one can enjoy a fresh breeze. Located on Rotuaari Street in the centre of Oulu, Istanbul provides a Turkish dining experience.HOSTING PRIVATE EVENTSOur facilities can be reserved for private events including parties and business meetings.GENUINE GRILLED CUISINEOur chefs have created a traditional Turkish menu prepared on a charcoal grill. Using traditional Turkish recipes, we use fresh ingredients and create most of our dishes to order.MORE THAN A REGULAR NIGHT AT THE RESTAURANTOn special nights, our guests can sit at the chef’s table in our kitchen and participate with preparing their dinner.GENUINE, ORIGINAL AND AWARDEDIn addition to recognition from our loyal customers, the restaurant has received numerous awards. Bahri Karagümüs received the rank of “Les Rôtisseurs” in 2002 and in 2003, the restaurant received the “Chaine des Rotisseurs” shield. Istanbul was also recognized as Finland´s cleanest restaurant in 2007.
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