Istanbul Sultan is off Salwa road, away from the glitz of West Bay or The Pearl. It's small, basic, and has about six or eight tables, depending on how busy they are. When it's really busy, the waiters use every available seat in the restaurant, which means that strangers end up together at the same table, adding a community flare to the experience. Istanbul Sultan in known in Doha for its chicken and lamb shawarmas, which are prepared in plain view, by the front window. They also have a decent selection of kebabs, salads and a variety of grilled combos.
A shawarma plate with french fries and salad is 25 QR ($7), or a mixed grill plate is 30 QR ($8)