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Istanbul Blue, Vienna, VA

Istanbul Blue

4.3
4.3
327 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish

At Istanbul Blue Restaurant, you will instantly feel as though you walked into the city of Istanbul. We offer a variety of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes, all served within a comfortable, warm setting. The restaurant provides generous portions, while maintaining modest prices. Our specialty is authentic Turkish cuisine. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients and is hand made with care. When you are looking for something different yet delicious come visit Istanbul Blue Restaurant!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 938-8948

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Vienna

  • Cross Street

    Nutley St. NW

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine

Menu

Our specialty is authentic Turkish cuisine. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients and is hand made with care. When you are looking for something different yet delicious come visit Istanbul Blue Restaurant!

Soups

  • Tomato Cream Soup

    Topped with a hint of heavy cream

    • Complimentary
  • Red Lentils & Seasonings

    Made in Turkish style with red lentils & seasonings,complemented with a bit of peppermint

    • Complimentary

Starter Salad

  • Mix SaladUSD 4.75

    Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers & carrots with your choice of dressing

    • Cuban SaladUSD 5.95

      Diced tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions topped with olive oil & lemon

      • Greek SaladUSD 9.75

        Garden salad topped with chicken, feta cheese, black olives, peppers, boiled eggs, dolmas served with house dressing

        • Salmon SaladUSD 9.95

          Grilled salmon served on a bed of mixed greens, tomatoes & cucumbers

          • Istanbul Blue SaladUSD 9.95

            Mixed green with apples, oranges, walnuts, chicken, dry blue berries with Italian dressing

            • Grilled Chicken Breast SaladUSD 9.95

              Chicken breast sautéed in lemon butter sauce on a bed of greens, tomatoes, carrots & cucumbers served with house dressing

              Turkish Pizza

              • LahmacunUSD 6.95

                his is the only round pizza. Thin & crispy pizza with chopped lamb & vegetables garnished with onions, tomatoes & lemon

                • Kasar PizzaUSD 8.75

                  Turkish kaser cheese, tomatoes, green peppers & seasonings

                  • Spinach PizzaUSD 9.50

                    Spinach & garlic on a base of kaser cheese with onions, garlic

                    • Sucuklu PizzaUSD 10.95

                      Spicy Turkish sausage & mild peppers on a base of kaser cheese with green & red peppers

                      • Eggplant PizzaUSD 10.95

                        Eggplant puree, garlic, onions & parsley on a base of feta cheese

                        • Ground Beef PizzaUSD 10.95

                          Ground beef sautéed with onions & tomatoes

                          • Chicken PizzaUSD 10.95

                            Sautéed chicken breast & tomatoes, green & red peppers on a base of kaser cheese

                            Seafood Entrées

                            • Salmon FilletUSD 17.50

                              Grilled salmon filet served with a side of rice or mixed vegetables

                              • Salmon Dill Cream SauceUSD 17.95

                                Salmon filet combined with a sauce including white wine, salt, black pepper, whipping cream & dill with rice or mixed vegetables

                                • Shrimp PastaUSD 18.95

                                  Jumbo shrimp, linguine pasta with garlic, white wine, baby spinach, tomatoes & feta cheese

                                  • Fresh Mediterranian Branzini FishUSD 19.95

                                    Served with spices & rice or mixed vegetables.

                                    Entrées From the Grill

                                    • Beyti YogurtUSD 17.95

                                      Turkish flat bread stuffed with beef & lamb, fresh garlic, parsley & onion with yogurt sauce on top

                                      • Chicken FlorentineUSD 17.95

                                        Chicken on a bed of spinach leaves & mushrooms with creamy white sauce mixed with garlic, parmesan cheese & is topped with baked mozzarella

                                        • Doner Kebob/ ShawarmaUSD 15.95

                                          Turkish dish made of lamb meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie

                                          • Turkish WrapUSD 8.95

                                            Slices of doner lettuce, tomato & onion

                                            • Lamb Shish Kebob (2 Skewers)USD 15.95

                                              Two grilled skewers of lamb loin marinated in olive oil, paprika, garlic & pepper

                                              • Lamb Shish Yogurt (2 pcs.)USD 19.95

                                                Marinated lamb loin served on a bed of bread chunks, topped with tomato & yogurt sauce

                                                • Beef Shish Kebob (2 pcs.)USD 16.00

                                                  Two grilled skewers of beef loin marinated in olive oil, paprika, garlic & pepper

                                                  • Adana KebobUSD 14.95

                                                    Skewer of ground lamb marinated with paprika, peppers & served on flat bread

                                                    • Adana YogurtUSD 17.95

                                                      Skewer of ground lamb served on a bed of bread chunks, topped with tomato & yogurt sauce

                                                      • Kofta Kebob (6 pcs.)USD 14.95

                                                        Grilled ground beef with seasonings & served with cacik sauce

                                                        • Lamb Chops (4 pcs.)USD 22.95

                                                          Grilled lamb cutlets marinated in olive oil & oregano

                                                          • Chicken Kebob (2 Skewers)USD 14.95

                                                            Two skewers of grilled marinated chunks of chicken breast with tomatoes & peppers

                                                            • Chicken YogurtUSD 17.95

                                                              Grilled chicken chunks served on a bed of bread, topped with tomato, yogurt sauce

                                                              • Incik Kebob Fresh-Braised Lamb ShanksUSD 18.95

                                                                Baked lamb shanks served with your choice of side order

                                                                • Istanbul Blue Mixed PlatterUSD 22.95

                                                                  Combination of grilled specialties of shish kebob, chicken skewer & lamb chops

                                                                  • Vegetable KebobUSD 12.95

                                                                    Two skewers of seasoned eggplant, green squash onion, green & red pepper served with your choice of side order

                                                                    • Iskender Kebob (Special Dinner)USD 17.95

                                                                      Bread topped with yogurt, roasted doner kebob with tomato sauce

                                                                      Burgers & Extras

                                                                      • HamburgerUSD 8.75

                                                                        • Veggie BurgerUSD 8.75

                                                                          • Cheese burgerUSD 8.75

                                                                            • Buffalo Wings (12 pcs.)USD 9.00

                                                                              Starters

                                                                              • Arnavut CigeriUSD 8.95

                                                                                Sautéed liver, onions, peppers, tomatoes, Mediterranean spices

                                                                                • Cigari BorakUSD 5.95

                                                                                  Phylo Pastries stuffed with feta cheese, parsley & dill

                                                                                  • Patlican SaladUSD 6.95

                                                                                    Smoked eggplant with grilled red & green pepper tomato, olive oil, lemon juice & seasonings

                                                                                    • Ezme SaladUSD 5.95

                                                                                      Spicy blend of chopped tomatoes, onions, parsley served with lemon

                                                                                      • MucverUSD 6.95

                                                                                        Pan-fried mixture of zucchini, dill, feta cheese, eggs flour topped with spices served with garlic yogurt

                                                                                        • Yaprak Dolma Stuffed Grape Leaves (4 pcs.)USD 5.95

                                                                                          Fresh home-made, marinated vine leaves filled with rice, pine nuts & black raisins

                                                                                          • Fresh HummusUSD 6.95

                                                                                            Puree of chick peas, tahini, fresh lemon juice, garlic & a touch of olive oil

                                                                                            • Home-Made Baba GhanoujUSD 7.95

                                                                                              Grilled eggplant, garlic, parsley, tahini, lemon juice & a touch of olive oil

                                                                                              • HaydariUSD 7.95

                                                                                                Sour cream, dry parsley, butter, feta cheese & spinach

                                                                                                • Feta Cheese PlateUSD 6.50

                                                                                                  With tomato and greens, prepared with or without breading

                                                                                                  • Imam BayildiUSD 7.95

                                                                                                    Diced eggplant sautéed in garlic, parsley, spice, onion, olive oil & tomatoes topped with yogurt

                                                                                                    • Fried CalamariUSD 9.25

                                                                                                      Served with spicy marinara sauce

                                                                                                      • Istanbul Blue PlatterUSD 12.95

                                                                                                        Combination of appetizers: 3 cigari, 3 dolma, hummus, feta cheese, mucver & falafel

                                                                                                        Sandwiches

                                                                                                        • Adana SandwichUSD 8.95

                                                                                                          Ground lamb grilled on a skewer & topped with ezme salad

                                                                                                          • Chicken Breast SandwichUSD 8.95

                                                                                                            Grilled chicken breast served with cacik sauce

                                                                                                            • Kofte SandwichUSD 7.95

                                                                                                              Grilled ground beef served with cacik sauce

                                                                                                              • Doner SandwichUSD 8.95

                                                                                                                Should also be added: Doner Sandwich, Grilled Lamb wrapped in flat bread with cacik sauce

                                                                                                                • Falafel SandwichUSD 7.95

                                                                                                                  Falafel, feta cheese served with cacik sauce

                                                                                                                  • Vegetarian SandwichUSD 8.75

                                                                                                                    Grilled zucchini & eggplant, feta cheese, fresh tomatoes & cucumber with cacik

                                                                                                                    Entrees

                                                                                                                    • MusakaUSD 12.50

                                                                                                                      Eggplant baked with ground beef baked potatoes, béchamel, tomato sauce, ricotta cheese

                                                                                                                      • Spinach PieUSD 11.75

                                                                                                                        Spinach & feta cheese baked on phyllo & served with cacik sauce

                                                                                                                        • Baked ZucchiniUSD 12.95

                                                                                                                          Zucchini filled with ground lamb & rice topped with tomato & yogurt sauce

                                                                                                                          • Vegetable LasagnaUSD 11.95

                                                                                                                            Baked layers of noodles, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, green & yellow zucchini & ricotta cheese

                                                                                                                            Small Mix Salad

                                                                                                                            • Small Mix Salad

                                                                                                                              • Free

                                                                                                                            Side Orders

                                                                                                                            • Vegetable SkewerUSD 3.50

                                                                                                                              • Bowl of SoupUSD 4.95

                                                                                                                                • French FriesUSD 2.75

                                                                                                                                  • White RiceUSD 2.95

                                                                                                                                    Desserts

                                                                                                                                    • KazandibiUSD 5.95

                                                                                                                                      A thick, milky pudding with golden-brown coating of caramelized sugar on the outside

                                                                                                                                      • SutlacUSD 5.00

                                                                                                                                        Turkish rice pudding cooked in oven

                                                                                                                                        • BaklavaUSD 4.75

                                                                                                                                          Sweet pastry baked with pistachio, dipped in honey

                                                                                                                                          • KunefeUSD 5.75

                                                                                                                                            Shredded Turkish phyllo stuffed with kaser cheese & finished sugar syrup

                                                                                                                                            • Kemal PasaUSD 4.95

                                                                                                                                              Dough of flour, unsalted cheese, semolina egg, water & baking powder

                                                                                                                                              • Ice CreamUSD 3.25

                                                                                                                                                Chocolate or vanilla

                                                                                                                                                Cold Beverages

                                                                                                                                                • Perrier Sparkling WaterUSD 2.95

                                                                                                                                                  • Evlan Natural Mineral WaterUSD 2.25

                                                                                                                                                    • SodasUSD 2.50

                                                                                                                                                      Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Iced Tea

                                                                                                                                                      • JuiceUSD 2.50

                                                                                                                                                        range, Cranberry

                                                                                                                                                        • AyranUSD 2.50

                                                                                                                                                          Turkish Yogurt Drink

                                                                                                                                                          • MilkUSD 1.95

                                                                                                                                                            Hot Beverages

                                                                                                                                                            • Turkish CoffeeUSD 2.95

                                                                                                                                                              No sugar, medium sweet, very sweet

                                                                                                                                                              • ExpressoUSD 3.25

                                                                                                                                                                • CoffeeUSD 2.25

                                                                                                                                                                  • Hot ChocolateUSD 2.95

                                                                                                                                                                    • TeaUSD 2.25

                                                                                                                                                                      Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      What 327 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                      4.3
                                                                                                                                                                      4.3 based on recent ratings
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                                                                                                                                                                        Deni

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Mother’s Day

                                                                                                                                                                      2. CE

                                                                                                                                                                        ConnieE

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Ambiance was beautiful and inviting, rich with art and with blues against the white walls. They have renovated and upgraded the seating area, including the chairs. Very impressive! Beef and lamb entrees were excellent. We took the two recommendations of our server and we’re not disappointed. Yogurts were wonderful. Our server patiently brought us tastings of two Turkish wines, which I did not have a taste for, and even the house cab was excellent. I highly recommend Istanbul Blue!

                                                                                                                                                                      3. E

                                                                                                                                                                        Epicurious

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        54 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        54 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 25 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        Prices are higher than those indicated on their website and do not include some of the "freebies".

                                                                                                                                                                      4. EB

                                                                                                                                                                        EmiliaB

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great experience! Everything was above expectations: food, service, the whole atmosphere! We will come back!

                                                                                                                                                                      5. MM

                                                                                                                                                                        MsMelissa

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        My husband and I went for an iftihar dinner. Though it was not a specialized menu, We were able to order soup and an entrée, and the staff were so kind to bring us states to break the fast. Great meal and thoughtful and attentive service.

                                                                                                                                                                      6. T

                                                                                                                                                                        T4two

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        117 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        117 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        We lived in Turkey, so we ordered several of our favorite dishes and shared them with friends. Everything was delicious, and all the food met our taste expectations. The only problem encountered was ordering cocktails from their very prominent menu. It took the staff over 3.0 minutes to make four rather simple cocktails. Still, I will return, perhaps only order wine . . .

                                                                                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Great food and service. More traditional than trendy.

                                                                                                                                                                      8. M

                                                                                                                                                                        Marian

                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        This was our first visit to Istanbul Blue and we really enjoyed it and look forward to coming again. The entire meal was delicious, we discovered several new foods, the waiter was welcoming and knowledgeable, and we didn't hear any "background music" which we usually find annoying. All and all a wonderful experience, hopefully to be experienced again soon.

                                                                                                                                                                      9. CS

                                                                                                                                                                        ChristyS

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        The food was very good. The chef and the staff were engaging, but not intrusive.

                                                                                                                                                                      10. S

                                                                                                                                                                        Soup

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        142 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        142 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        This little gem of a restaurant needs you to visit! The food is quite fine; we each had the mezze sampler and it was nearly too much to eat! Ample parking, and a lovely place. Go and eat!!

                                                                                                                                                                      11. LV

                                                                                                                                                                        LaurieinViennaVA

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 29 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Good Middle Eastern food at very reasonable price. Lentil soup was delicious. Turkish wines and Turkish coffee were a plus!

                                                                                                                                                                      12. S

                                                                                                                                                                        Sabrown

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                        Very disappointed! The wait was long, the food cold, the lamb cooked well-done when I ordered medium rare and the service was poor.

                                                                                                                                                                      13. r

                                                                                                                                                                        redsoxman

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We lived in Turkey for two years and have revisited in the last couple of years. We love Turkish food and my wife cooks Turkish. We had been to the same space when it was Nizems? I had Donar Kebab, a meal I would have everything Friday when we lived in Izmir. The only downer was that I wanted an Efes beer. Unfortunately for me, they had just sold out of it.

                                                                                                                                                                      14. SB

                                                                                                                                                                        ShsunaghB

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and great service. The lamb shank was fall off the bone delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                      15. p

                                                                                                                                                                        paular

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        65 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        65 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Food was delicious. Service was good.

                                                                                                                                                                      16. m

                                                                                                                                                                        moodyfoodie

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        We came for dinner at 7pm. I think there was a group upstairs. The service was a little on the slow side. The food was great, but took a little while to come out. We were seated near the bar/kitchen towards the back of the downstairs, which was a little on the smaller side and a little loud. I would definitely give it another try.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Jeca

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        Food was great but the service was very slow. I will recommend the restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                      18. MH

                                                                                                                                                                        MikeH22020

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                                        29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                        First visit. A couple of the dishes were good but frankly a couple were disappointing. There are a few greek or Turkish restaurants I would choose over it

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                                                                                                                                                                        ViennaEats

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Outstanding staff and food and ambiance. I love this place for all occasions.

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                                                                                                                                                                        SwimFinz

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 10 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        The food was very good - the service was just weird, considering there were only 3 tables of people. They also didn't have any bar items, which is fine but then don't provide the bar menu... I had the branzino (fish) and it was delicious - cooked perfectly. My husband and I shared the appetizer sampler which was quite good and a great way to try a bunch of their apps at one time - the falafel, tzatzki and hummus were especially good. We'll definitely be going back.

                                                                                                                                                                      21. MI

                                                                                                                                                                        MICHELELDOLAN

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        59 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        59 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 29 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Good food and everyone enjoyed the tastes

                                                                                                                                                                      22. JD

                                                                                                                                                                        JohnD

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 22 January 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                        The food was good but with my reservation I said it was for a birthday and requested Baklava for desert but had to request it at the end of the meal. I didn't see lamb shank on the menu which I usually order in Middle Eastern restaurants. I now looked at the online menu and see that lamb shank is offered, it must have been hard to find on the restaurant menu. The tea didn't have any cardamom which my wife usually likes in her Middle Eastern tea. The food was good, but not quite as good as at Afghan Kabob Restaurant on Rolling Rd. in Springfield, VA which is much closer to our home in Burke. My sister-in-law loves the food at Istanbul Blue but she lives in Vienna and doesn't drive so far as Springfield to eat out.

                                                                                                                                                                      23. AB

                                                                                                                                                                        AsheshB

                                                                                                                                                                        Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 16 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Very nice place. Authentic food and great service!

                                                                                                                                                                      24. LS

                                                                                                                                                                        LisaS

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 9 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        The service was excellent and the meal was superb!

                                                                                                                                                                      25. CG

                                                                                                                                                                        CeliaG

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Enjoyable and first-rate from arrival to departure! Outstanding meal and dining experience!

                                                                                                                                                                      26. G

                                                                                                                                                                        Gloria

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 12 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        A neighborhood restaurant with a good chef and very attentive and gracious servers. We especially enjoyed the branzini fish - perfectly prepared and delicious with Turkish rice and cold vegetables. The menu is quite limited for vegetarians and they only serve Turkish wines but we had a nice dinner at a good price.

                                                                                                                                                                      27. S

                                                                                                                                                                        Sindhura

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        It was my first time to Istanbul Blue restaurant. I had a warm welcome by the restaurant staff, who were super courteous throughout the time we were in. The food was super delicious. I am a vegetarian & they have tons of options. Prices were moderate. The ambience was warm, cozy, & clean. Though the restaurant wasn't very huge inside, they had sufficient breathing space between the tables. In this pandemic, it is important that we don't bump into each other. The restroom was also super clean. All in all, I am highly recommending it to my friends & family & will be back again to explore other veg options :)

                                                                                                                                                                      28. G

                                                                                                                                                                        Geeta

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 9 December 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Our server Ali was polite and very good to change the menu for our family style dinner. His suggestions was great and we had a wonderful time with his help. Thank you Ali :)

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                                                                                                                                                                        debriw

                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 4 December 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Great Turkish food. I love the Iskendar Kebab and the desserts were amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                      30. NS

                                                                                                                                                                        NataliaS

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 4 December 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent choice to celebrate my husband's birthday

                                                                                                                                                                      31. JL

                                                                                                                                                                        JayL

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 29 November 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Absolutely fantastic. The food was wonderful and service was probably the best I have had in the DMV. It is lovely and quiet. I even tried some Turkish wine which was light and refreshing for lunch. 100% recommend this establishment.

                                                                                                                                                                      32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 7 November 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Spectacular! Best service and incredible food!! Soup is amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                      33. E

                                                                                                                                                                        Elena

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 6 November 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Food is excellent, beef kabobs were flavorful, tender, and juicy. Mezze platter was delicious. Service was great.

                                                                                                                                                                      34. RR

                                                                                                                                                                        RobertR

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 20 October 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Both the food and the service were excellent. The meal was quite enjoyable.

                                                                                                                                                                      35. VJ

                                                                                                                                                                        VictoriaJ

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 22 September 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        This was my first visit. I was impressed with the service and the help that the server gave us with the menu and suggestions. The food was plentiful and quite delicious. We will, definitely, be returning. I highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                      36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        Two items we wanted were not available. The appetizer was served without the bread. And the white wine we ordered was at room temperature. The food we did get tasted good

                                                                                                                                                                      37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 10 September 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        The service and food were really good! Really enjoyed the portion sizes and the flavor of the food.

                                                                                                                                                                      38. BJ

                                                                                                                                                                        BrianJ

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 6 September 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Our meal at Istanbul Blue was a very enjoyable time. Service was personable and efficient in spite of our being there at a busy time. The food was delicious, the lamb was tender and expertly cooked as was the beef moussaka. The desserts of rice pudding and baklava were a treat at meals end. This seemingly small restaurant was able to handle 2 large groups at the same time by the use of second floor seating. Would definitely share with friends.

                                                                                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 17 July 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                        Anniversary

                                                                                                                                                                      40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on 17 July 2021

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great food

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                                                                                                                                                                      Istanbul Blue does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Istanbul Blue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 938-8948.

                                                                                                                                                                      Istanbul Blue is rated 4.3 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Google Map for Istanbul Blue

                                                                                                                                                                      523 Maple Ave W Vienna, VA 22180

                                                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                      • Cross Street

                                                                                                                                                                        Nutley St. NW

                                                                                                                                                                      • Area

                                                                                                                                                                        Vienna

                                                                                                                                                                      • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                        Lunch
                                                                                                                                                                        Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                        Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                        Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                        Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                        Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                        Turkish

                                                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                      • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                      • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                        Public Parking

                                                                                                                                                                      • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                        Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine

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