Istanbul 1923 brings an authentic taste of Turkey to Kedon, having relocated their popular Turkish restaurant from New Farm in late 2023.
Located on Gympie Rd, Istanbul 1923 occupies a cavernous corner space in a small line-up of eateries and shops.
The bright roomy casual restaurant has polished floors and walls decorated with Turkish ornaments and pictures, with plenty of space for prams/ wheelchairs etc.
The extensive menu includes a range of dips (Including spicy Anatolian, hummus & cacik); dolma, sigara Burek (Turkish cheese roll); lentil soup, grilled haloumi; and Istanbul or chicken salad.
Large plates include a selection of chargrilled kebabs (kuzu shish, chicken shish, adana, lamb cutlets or mixed grill) all served with rice, salad, bread, mashed potato and garlic sauce.
There's also a choice of sucuk, chicken & mushroom, spinach & feta or mixed vegetable pide; gourmet dishes such as lamb or chicken guvec and moussaka; or grilled barramundi with chips and salad.
For dessert there's a choice of baklava, Turkish delight; and chef's special and there are also a handful of kids meals, all served with chips.
Need to know - There is plenty of free parking onsite.
At the time of visiting in November 2023, Istanbul 1923 were waiting a liquor licence.
385 Gympie Rd