about us

Our story began in the corner of a gas station in Rockville, Maryland in January 2005. From there, we moved onto our Bethesda location in 2010. Now, we're bringing our restaurant to DC with a new twist - Istanbul street food. 

Since day one, our philosophy has always been to compete with the big guys by ensuring the best quality possible for our customers. We've stayed steady in maintaining our customers as our priority, which is why our customers have followed us from location to location, always coming back for more and keeping us in business even during the most difficult downward spirals of the economic crisis. 

We are dedicated 100% to customer satisfaction - we are here today because of our customers and love sharing the joyful experience of good food with each and everyone of them. What keeps us wanting to keep at the business is not just the matter of doing business, rather it is the joy we feel when making our customers happy. Our dedication and belief in this philosophy has fostered a loyalty that makes it feel like our business is a family. 

You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal with them, and we have had such a pleasure getting to know our loyal customers. Here's to sharing many more meals and learning about new customers at our new location in the heart of the nation's capital!  Food is one the greatest human experiences - let's experience it together here at Tempo DC.