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KayIkcI Restaurant

#192 of 11,356 Restaurants in Istanbul
#208 of 11,825 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Sultanahmet
Seafood, European, Turkish
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Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
519 1217
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A DELİGHTFUL TOUCH OF AEGEAN COAST AND UNİQUE ANATOLİAN TASTES

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Experience

Firstly, the beautiful decor will make you want to sit and enjoy the view, whether it's indoors or on the terrasse. The staff is incredibly kind and helpful. The food is tasty. Definitely try one of the mezzes (cold apetizers). We took the traditional Testi for 2 people and enjoyed a preparation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Firstly, the beautiful decor will make you want to sit and enjoy the view, whether it's indoors or on the terrasse. The staff is incredibly kind and helpful. The food is tasty. Definitely try one of the mezzes (cold apetizers). We took the traditional Testi for 2 people and enjoyed a preparation show before being served the hot meal. I... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a very good time having Kebab in a clay and Ottoman Delights. The food was perfectly cook and suitable for everyone. Friendly staffs and happening atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a very nice dinner after a long tiring day. Reasonable price, friendly staffs and a very nice ambiance as the restaurant is very near to the Blue Mosque (win!). Foods are very delicious. Highly recommended to those who wish to try out turkish cuisine for dinner.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Once chosen this wonderful restaurant we`ve spent our 4 days in it. There is a simple explanation, the food was so delicious, waiters and manager ( who treated us like his own guests) were kind and helpful. All kinds of seafood and traditional Turkish cuisine brought to us is certainly worth to come back again and again. Moreover we were... More 

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The restaurant is pricey compared to similar eateries next to it. The service and food are average. I asked for octipus salad: half of the bowl was olive oil, the other half a mixture of chopped olives and peppers and possibly half of an ounce of overcooked octipus. The waiter noticed that, and he took some of the olive oil... More 

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Australia On Holidays
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

In a long row of restaurants it is difficult to decide. This was a find-gentle yet pleasant requests to come in as you walk along. The house wine was very good and the platter we shared lovely and fresh included hummus and crisp bread. The complimentary apple tea was a nice touch and the staff very friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visited on a late night after arriving at the hotel, and had the mixed kebab platter - great experience with lovely food, and an OK albeit slightly disinterested staff. The place had a bit of a touristy vibe to it, but the food was good and came quickly. Would definitely recommend.

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Izegem, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Food was not bad en the waiters work fast and are friendly. However there was rice inside my tomato (probably taken from another plate) and some spaghettirest in the wheat. My rose wine was hot. So the price quality was too high for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very nice and friendly atmosphere in beautiful Istanbul. Delicious food and excellent service. Hope I can be back soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food, great service. They also enjoy entertaining you. We had great Greek salads followed by whole sea bass oven cooked insulated with salt and also the chicken cooked in the clay pot. They also had sone good red wine selections.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 519 1217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Turkish

Description

A DELİGHTFUL TOUCH OF AEGEAN COAST AND UNİQUE ANATOLİAN TASTES

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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