Istanbul Flower

  • Istanbul Flower
The location behind Safestway supermarket and the basic, unremarkable interior shouldn’t fill you with too high expectations, which is a good thing, because the food here is acceptable at best. Despite its name, and contrary to what the few photographs of Istanbul would indicate, the restaurant describes its food as southeast Anatolian. Together with a few pan-Arabian mezze dishes and grills, the menu also features various Turkish ‘delicacies’, including iskender kebabs, which, we’re led to believe, are most common in northwest Turkey. Sadly, the kebab is a disappointment, unappetisingly made up of doner-like chunks of lamb or chicken and served with yoghurt and rice and then covered in tomato sauce. Other dishes fare not much better, staff seem uninterested and diners should be wary of having salads and mezze served at the start of the meal without asking. It’s a shame, really, especially as authentic Turkish restaurants are few and far between in Dubai. Istanbul Flower
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 24 April 2014

Location: Jumeirah - Dubai
Tel: 04 343 4585
Travel: Underneath Safestway, Sheikh Zayed Road
Cuisine: Turkish
Experiences: Outdoor seating, Family friendly
Times: Open daily 8am-1am
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • Sam Jul 20, 2013 09:23 am
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    Went to this restaurant for Iftar dinner on 19 July, 2013. Even though at the time of booking we told that it would be an al a carte menu, the table was already laid out with rather stale looking salad, condiments and breads. The quality of the food for the price changed was very ordinary. It was only when we saw the bill that I realised that we were required to pay AED40 per head for the stale salad etc. I am very disappointed that this restaurant has been given a Time Out star rating (which on the basis of experience of most other Turkish restaurants in Dubai is not deserved). In fact the restaurant is probably in breach of the Dubai Consumer Code of Rights for over-charging for food which isn't ordered by patrons.
  • lebneni Jan 15, 2012 07:56 am
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    Service was very good and teh bread was sooo delicious alos teh appetizers and salad but i ordered iskandar kabab for me and shawarma chicken for my wife , they were fully covered with butter and full of fat , so we left the plate untouched and left
    price was normal 160 aed for appetizers, salad , mian dishes and juice
  • lebneni Nov 27, 2011 11:46 am
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    Service is very good and the salads and appetizers are delicious but the main dish (iskandar kabab and iskandar chawarma) that i ordered was sooo fattt and we didn't eat anything from the meal (already served with rice) , i asked why they are fat like this , i knew that they add alot of butter on top of meat and chicken, but they said that the normal kabab will be fat and butter free, the price was ok salades, 2 main dish and orange juice for 130 AED, so next time i will order normal kabab and post my comments hope it will be positive
  • Kouba Jun 07, 2011 07:00 am
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    I used to liv en Tukkey and I know what the turkish food is. I even manage cooking few of them. Unfortuntely in Dubai there are not many option for Turkish Cuisine.

    Here i would say Istanbul Flower is better than all other, but anyway you will not have the same taste as it is in Turkey.

    Another, very disappointin gthing is they charge for water an dthe salads, which they brin gand put without asking. I was shocked when they asked me to pay for th ebottle of water which did not even touch!!!!! When you try to explain, they will not listen to you. So to save my time, I paid the small amount.

    I will go again to this restaurant, as I told before, there are no better options :(
  • Toufic Saifi Mar 31, 2011 03:07 pm
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    will never go again

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