Come Experience Tucson’s #1 Mediterranean Restaurant Istanbul!

Authentic Turkish Cuisine

Istabul is Tucson’s Best Authentic Turkish & Mediterranean restaurant. The great food, excellent service, and pleasant atmosphere make Istanbul a restaurant you don’t want to miss!

Istanbul prides itself in offering a full menu complete with appetizers, mediterranean soups, fresh salads, pita sandwiches, grilled wraps, kebab plates, mediterranean seafood, vegetarian plates, and delectable desserts. You’ll want to stop in for a taste! Most of the items are made in-house, from scratch, with fresh ingredients. But the Turkish food is only part of the story. A warm cup of Turkish coffee, hot tea, or an iced cold beverage will complement your meal. Istanbul even offers a full bar with a variety of beers, wines, and mixed drinks to choose from.

Our staff treats every customer like family, and we ensure that all guests – from vegetarians to meat lovers – will find something to love at Istanbul.

Mediterranean Flavors

Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, a family gathering for dinner, a warm cup of reviving traditional Turkish coffee or a mouth watering Turkish dessert, Istanbul has something for you! Istanbul is known for their fresh ingredients and variety of recipes that were influenced by Turkey, Afghanistan, and Persia


At Istanbul, we use only the finest ingredients including virgin olive oil and the best halal meats, all in an effort to bring the classic taste of the Mediterranean Turkish Cuisine to your table.

We bring you the same wonderful experiences we grew up on: from our warm Turkish hospitality; to the authentic aromas in our kitchen; to our flavorful, handmade recipes passed down for generations.

Tavuk Chicken Doner

Chicken Doner

Döner is meat seasoned with spices, grilled to perfection on a vertically rotating spit, and thinly sliced into tender pieces. The technique originates in Turkey—döner means turning or rotating in Turkish—and it has become popular all over the world. 

Now this delectable dish is available right here in Tucson, Arizona at Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine & Bar. Master Chef Kamran Esar and his family bring fresh, tender, chicken doner seasoned to perfection right to your table. 

Recommended by Our Chef

Istanbul’s Turkish chefs combine authentic tastes with unique concepts inspired by the regional traditions in Turkish cuisine to bring the best of Turkish cuisine to the table for all of Tucson. Here are a few dishes recommended by our amazing chefs. For a dining experience you are sure to revisit often, come taste for yourself the delicious Turkish and Mediterranean food Istanbul has to offer.

Istanbul Tucson Gyro Sandwich


Try our delicious rotisserie chicken and tzatziki sauce specially prepared with fresh ingredients by our chef.

Istanbul Tucson Gyro Sandwich

Qabili Palaw
(Turkmen Rice)

Try our traditional rice mixed with raisins, carrots, and any choice of kebab, served with rice, green beans and a salad

Istanbul Tucson Gyro Sandwich

Lamb & Beef

Try our mouth-watering marinated beef or lamb with lemon pepper, garlic, and side of Tzatziki sauce

Satisfied Customers

Unforgettable food, unmatched service and genuine Turkish hospitality in a modern ambiance make Istanbul a prime location for your next work or family gathering. Whether you’re seeking a romantic night out, a feast with your family, or even just a quick cocktail and appetizer after work, Istanbul is sure to exceed your every expectation.