Hawthorne's authentic Turkish Food Bazaar.

Located in the newly developed precinct opposite the Hawthorne Cinema Complex, head chef Buphen Gurung will be tempting and tantalizing your taste buds with modern Turkish eats – traditional flavours with a contemporary twist.

It’s Turkish food bazaar meets the streets of Hawthorne and operated by the former owners of Ahmets Bulimba, guests can expect the same delectable Turkish pizzas, pides and grilled meats that made them famous, along with some unique new menu additions.  Downtown Istanbul is serving up lunch and dinner seven days a week with seating for up to 80 people indoors and outdoors.

Warm and delight your palette with our menu – it’s a twist on the traditional with mezze share plates, Turkish inspired burgers, gozleme, salads, pides and char grill meats & vegetables available for your dining pleasure.



7 Days a week for Restaurant dining

Takeaway available (Get 15% off for Pick-Up) and Delivery through our partners.

4/274 Hawthorne rd, 
Hawthorne QLD 4171

(07) 3902 0726

You are spoilt for choice at Downtown Istanbul. Choose from a list of delicious share plates, Char Grill dishes and sides. Here is a small selection of our customer favourites.


Choose from signature share plates, here’s a couple favourites.


chickpeas, garlic, dill, mint and parsley with hummus (V)


Sigara Borek

hand rolled filo pastry with feta, mozzarella, spinach, parsley and garlic yoghurt


Tavuk Kanatlar

turkish spiced chicken wings with harissa spiced dipping sauce


Mixed Mezze Platter

homemade falafel, vegetable fritters, vine leaves, sigara borek and served with Turkish bread (V)


Char Grill

All dishes served with Turkish Rice Pilaf and Salad

Chicken Shish

marinated pieces of succulent chicken grilled to perfection



Adana Shish

spicy marinated beef and lamb



Kings Mixed Gril

lamb, adana, chicken and prawns




Our specials are only small taste of what Downtown Istanbul offers.

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4/274 Hawthorne rd,
Hawthorne QLD 4171