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True Turkish cuisine is difficult to find in Hong Kong, but thankfully, we know just where to get it. You’ll find it at Istanbul Express Turkuaz Turkish Restaurant at New Mandarin Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui, just moments from Hung Hom station and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Owned by Turkish restaurateurs, Istanbul Express stays as authentic as possible by using family recipes passed down through the generations, the freshest produce and the best imported ingredients.
Istanbul Express does Turkish cuisine right, offering everything from soul-warming traditional lentil soup to falafel plates or the meaty and delicious Istanbul doner. In addition to great cuisine, the restaurant serves Turkish beer (and some international varieties), as well as authentic vodka from Istanbul. Situated on the first floor of New Mandarin Plaza in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui, Istanbul Express is your best bet for an Anatolian feast without ever venturing out of the city.
Begin your dining experience at Istanbul Express Turkuaz Turkish restaurant with a cup of traditional Turkish tea, then take a gander at the restaurant’s long list of options. If you have no idea what you’re looking at, just ask any of the Istanbul Express’ team members and they’ll gladly help you decide on something, whether it’s the lahmacun (a Turkish-style pizza), a lamb shish kebab, or the kofte (grilled meatballs made of lamb). You really can’t go wrong with the chicken doner, a plate of thinly sliced meat shaved from a vertical spit of marinated, succulent succulent. Make sure to book ahead if you’re planning to dine at Istanbul Express in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui – you won’t find anything else like it in the city.