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Empire Turkish Grill

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12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
+1 713-827-7475
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered Iskender and a combo plate of Adana+Lamb Shish. We both loved the lamb shish, it was so juicy and well marinated. Adana was great too! Iskender was very good, I could eat another plate if I wasn't full already. Their zaatar was good too, I wish the bread was softer, it tasted great though. The staff was nice,... More 

Thank Gratiaplacenti
Dublin, California
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440 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bread that they bring to the table before the food is excellent. It is not pita bread, but a raised relatively flat round bread. I had the eggplant with ground lamb special. It came with very nice rice and a chopped tomato salad.

Thank EveSp
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lousy service, overpriced and balandest food. Serving staff has an attitude. The meat is served over cooked.

Thank Destan2006
Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place serves excellent quality food. Everything we tried was delicious and I went with Turkish friends who approved. The only drawback is how dated the interior looks. Fix that please. It will not stop us from going again. Tried the Tripe Soup (of course not for everyone) but was instantly hooked. Wow!

Thank LoveToTravel0007
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We came here on a Thursday afternoon during spring break, and we were the only customers there which made us think that service would be great since they didn't have to take care of anyone else. The server was ok, he seemed rather bored, and the guy refilling our drinks was slow to notice when our glasses were empty. 2... More 

Thank iman h
Houston, Texas
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173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We travel all over the world and have been to most of the middle eastern countries. Love the food, but not often can find high quality expertly cooked Middle Eastern Food in the states, until we found Empire Turkish Grill. Love the restaurant and just about all the items on the menu. Will go back for sure every time we... More 

Thank RossDiny
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Each time I have lunch at the Empire Turkish Grill, I know I'm going to have a lovely experience. I've tried almost each item on the menu and have many favorites. Everything is wonderfully prepared and very healthy. The atmosphere, service, range of choices, and pricing are why this restaurant has so much repeat business. A bonus: it's so nice... More 

Thank 739fran
Houston, Texas
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168 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty good stuff. Try the mezes to get a taste of everything. Good bread and service was good. Not too expensive so it's a good deal.

Thank 56003Richard
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We have been to Empire several times for dinner and a couple of times for lunch. Food is good Turkish/Mediterranean selection of kebabs and some mezes (small dishes). Funny though that even with the good food the service is perfunctory and not all that welcoming. We sometimes would go for an early dinner and it seemed like we were interrupting... More 

Thank Jeremy Z
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Hello, During my 2 months stay at Houston, i visited this restaurant 4 times and found it be really good. The food served here is very tasty and also the service is upto the mark. I tried almost every dessert and found all of them to be very good in taste. They serve authentic turkey food and i strongly recommend... More 

Thank PrakashMatuwani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024-6100
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-827-7475

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?