The boys had the big combo and the regular combo. I ordered the regular combo on my second visit so I could find out what all the fuss was about (Jeff and Steve were VERY happy). I chose my combo with a beef kabob, gyro meat and Kofta instead of the chicken. I enjoyed everything on that plate, especially their gyro. It was so much food that I wound up taking home enough leftovers for a second dinner. SCORE.
Since it was Jeff's Birthday we had to order dessert! I was traditional and stuck with the Baklava. I love me some Baklava. This was really good and not overly sticky and sickly sweet. Although, I do believe that my friend Ayzit makes the best Baklava, but I could be biased. The staff also brought us some other treats to try (and I can't remember what they were called). One was a cookie covered in powdered sugar and the other was a cookie soaked in honey/sugar sauce. Both were really good, and I'm sure both were really bad for you.
I really love Istanbul, but for more reasons than the delicious food. The staff at this restaurant must be the nicest people ever. Our waitress was super funny and very kind. The gentleman who cooked our food came over to talk to us about what we thought of it (I think he might be the owner). The staff here makes you feel like family and I'll keep on coming back just for that reason.
Also, Istanbul has a Scoutmob deal available right now. It's half off your order, up to $10 I think. So go with a friend and get one meal for free. Do it. For Real.