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Glasgow’s 8 Turkish Restaurants That’ll Make You Yell Opa!

Glasgow’s 8 Turkish Restaurants That’ll Make You Yell “Opa!” 

As Glasgownians, we’d know better than anyone that the city’s culinary scene is as diverse as it is delicious. Growing up here, I remember occasionally stumbling upon a cozy Turkish restaurant tucked away in an alley near my school.

The aroma of grilled meats and spices wafting from its kitchen was like a siren call for me and my friends! We’d often sneak out during lunch to indulge in kebabs and baklava, feeling like we were transported miles away to Istanbul!

Well, this penchant of mine followed me into adulthood, and now I have a list of must-try restaurants that even Guy Fieri can’t resist! 

If you’re afraid of getting lost in the maze of flavors, don’t fret—just follow your nose! 

Meze Meze

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Address: 1032 Argyle St, Finnieston

Contact Information: +44 141 572 0232

Operating Hours: Daily:12–9:30 PM

Dining Options: Dine In; Takeaway

Meze Meze is not just a restaurant—it’s a visual and culinary delight! With its vibrant decor setting the stage, this Turkish eatery consistently serves up kebabs that are nothing short of bursting with flavor.

Offering generous portions at reasonable prices, Meze Meze has earned its reputation as a go-to spot for succulent meats, refreshing salads, and irresistible dips. 

What adds to the allure is the rich history behind their recipes; each dish is a cherished family recipe passed down through generations, ensuring that every bite is a testament to time-honored culinary excellence.

Pro Tip:

Due to its immense popularity, Meze Meze is often bustling with eager diners, making walk-in availability a rare find. To ensure a seamless dining experience, we highly recommend making a reservation by emailing them at [email protected]

Anadolia Turkish Restaurant

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Address: 1527 Shettleston Rd

Contact Information: +44 141 562 4066

Operating Hours: Daily: 11AM-10PM

Dining Options: Dine In; Takeaway

For a gastronomicTurkish culinary experience that’s second to none, look no further than Anadolia Turkish Restaurant. 

Tucked away like a hidden treasure, this gem offers a mouthwatering menu featuring perfectly cooked kebabs, flavorful wraps, fresh salads, and delectable Sarbeni Lahmacuns.

If you’re not quite ready to venture into Turkish cuisine, fear not! Anadolia has something for everyone with favorites like omelets and baked potatoes, along with a selection of European dishes. 

Pro Tip:

If you want to order takeout and live nearby, we suggest opting for their collection option as the wait is only 20 minutes long compared to their delivery option which is 40 minutes long.


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Address: 49 W Nile St

Contact Information: +44 141 465 1882

Operating Hours: Daily: 11:30AM-10PM

Dining Options: Dine In; Takeaway

Nestled in the bustling heart of Glasgow City Centre, ‘Babs is a modern gourmet Turkish restaurant helmed by the dynamic team behind the award-winning ‘Bread Meats Bread’.

Whether you’re savoring the perfectly charred couscous or diving into the refreshing hummus, each bite promises a culinary journey like no other.

While ‘Babs may come with a slightly higher price tag, its loyal patrons will tell you that the exceptional quality of the food more than justifies the cost. When it comes to unforgettable flavors and a dining experience that delights, ‘Babs truly delivers.

Pro Tip:

‘Babs tends to get particularly bustling during the dinner rush hour. To ensure a more relaxed dining experience and avoid the crowds, we suggest dining early. 

Dunya Restaurant 

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Address: 540 Duke St

Contact Information: +44 141 554 2744

Operating Hours: Daily: 12-10PM

Dining Options: Dine In; Takeaway

At Dunya Restaurant, each dish is crafted with care and passion, resulting in a dining experience that feels like a warm embrace. It’s no wonder that families often gather here to enjoy both the delicious food and each other’s company.

But it’s not just the love put into every dish that keeps patrons coming back—it’s also the generous portions that offer incredible value for money. From hearty lamb stew to succulent grilled sea bass, all of their dishes will leave you completely satisfied.

Whether you choose to dine in or opt for takeaway, you can always count on the fantastic team at Dunya to deliver. Even during their busiest hours, everything is prepared with precision and served with a smile.

Pro Tip:

At Dunya Restaurant, don’t miss out on the complimentary soup, salads, and bread—they’re a delicious way to kickstart your meal.

Eda Restaurant

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Address: 8 High St

Contact Information: +44 141 552 2843

Operating Hours: Daily: 12-11PM

Dining Options: Dine In; Takeaway

At Eda Restaurant, a Turkish culinary paradise awaits in the heart of Glasgow. With a menu as wide as it is tantalizing, you’ll find yourself torn between all of their mouth watering options.

However, it’s their expertly marinated and char-grilled meats that steal the show, prepared in the open kitchen using time-honored Turkish recipes and techniques.

Decorated in traditional Turkish fashion, the restaurant is warm and inviting, just like their staff, ensuring a 10/10 dining experience that’ll make you want to come back for more.

Pro Tip:

Eda Restaurant offers free parking in the evenings, however payment is required during the day. 

Turkiye EFES Restaurant

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Address: 97-99 Candleriggs

Contact Information: +44 141 553 1577

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday: 12PM-12AM; Friday-Saturday: 12PM-1AM; Sunday: 10AM-12AM

Dining Options: Dine In; Takeaway

If there’s one way to describe Turkiye EFES Restaurant, it would have to be “mind blowing” with massive portions and jaw-dropping flavors that’ll have you coming back for more.

The restaurant buzzes with a constant stream of diners, a testament to its popularity among both locals and visitors. Fortunately, even during peak times, dishes are promptly served. 

While you wait, indulge in some complimentary bread and butter (don’t forget to inquire about gluten-free options!). Their cocktails are also incredibly popular with a large selection to choose from, there’s something to delight every palate.

Pro Tip:

While Turkiye EFES Restaurant has several vegetarian options, its menu is mainly of meat dishes, so we suggest browsing through their menu carefully and consulting with their staff to accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have.

Roya Restaurant

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Address: 59 Elmbank St

Contact Information: +44 141 332 7906

Operating Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 12-9:30PM; Friday-Saturday: 12PM-12AM

Dining Options: Dine In

For a tantalizing take on Turkish cuisine, Roya Restaurant is a must-visit. Blending traditional flavors with innovative twists, this establishment offers an unforgettable dining experience. 

As both a restaurant and late-night bar, Roya serves up an array of Middle Eastern small plates, making it an ideal choice for a sophisticated evening out.

With extensive vegan and gluten-free menus, the restaurant ensures that all guests can savor the delectable flavors of its dishes, catering to a diverse range of dietary preferences and restrictions.

Pro Tip:

Roya Restaurant opts for an à la carte menu exclusively, omitting a separate lunch menu. For the complete dining experience, we recommend visiting in the evening.

Istanbul Turkish Kebab House

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Address: 7 Paisley Rd W

Contact Information: +44 141 429 1232

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 12-11PM; Saturday-Sunday: 3-10PM

Dining Options: Dine In; Takeaway

At Istanbul Turkish Kebab House, authentic Turkish cuisine reigns supreme, cooked to perfection on a charcoal grill and seasoned with the finest ingredients to elevate the flavors tenfold. Even their pita bread is lovingly homemade.

While some may find the service leisurely, it’s a testament to their commitment to freshness. Every dish, including their renowned meat, is prepared to order—but each bite is worth the wait!

So if you’re up for an unbeatable combination of affordability and flavor, this is the place to be!

Pro Tip:

Due to its popularity, Istanbul Turkish Kebab House doesn’t take reservations. Arrive early to secure a table and avoid the crowds. Another tip: phone in your order to skip the queue.

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