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KayIkcI Restaurant

#176 of 11,197 Restaurants in Istanbul
#191 of 11,653 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
So good we went two times

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Sonoma, California
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Sonoma, California
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167 reviews
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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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Long Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We spent a week in Istanbul and ate at a number of restaurants - both "local" and "touristic". There are a huge number of restaurants in this area. Most of the them cater to tourists which is code for "mediocre." Kaylkci does cater to tourists but everything was fabulous. In fact, we returned our last night in Turkey - which... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had or first Istanbul dinner in this restaurant. We had landed at 7pm, arrived at the hotel at 8 pm and started to stroll through the streets by 9 pm. This place attracted us for its hospitality and local food. We were not disappointed.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Another gamble in Istanbul that paid off! When choosing a stop off for lunch it can be hit or miss but this was a decent choice. Nice table to people watch and friendly staff. The huge bread they give you (balloon bread) is fantastic and free! (Unlike several other countries we weren't charged a fortune for stale bread or charged... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Our first meal in Istanbul was one of the better ones. Fresh Turkish bread with a good sprinkling of seeds appeared to be bought from the restaurant next door. It arrived hot and fresh and was a great accompaniment. We chose a number of fish and seafood dishes. The calamari was fresh and succulent not small and chewy you often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

One of the best resturant in town from the moment we walked in and was meet by Ali & jimmy , if really friendly the food was quick and very fresh .i must say a very done to Ali and jimmy the plCe would not be the same without you and one more thing jimmy hope the English lesson are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The food, the service and the location, everything is just so perfect. The food is not really expensive and if you are a sea food lover than this place is a must try.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have been many time to Stambul,and everytime i am coming back to this restaurant,food is very good and tasty,but the best thing here is the staff,the making you fell very happy and like at your own home.Thank you very much guys for this kinde of memories. Big thanks to Shehmuz and Ali for one of the best service i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

European menu but the taste of my dish was great. Although my husband did not like his food. The environment is good with murals on the roof giving it a very artistic look.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Ottoman cuisine restaurant more dedicated to seafood and fish specialities. 4 of us have chosen the seafood and fish tagine, it was excellent !!! but stick to traditional cuisine, and you want be disappointed, avoid international meals. Nice service, and good price/quality rating.

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Address: Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number: 519 1217
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
Cuisine: Seafood, European, Turkish

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Turkish

Description

A DELİGHTFUL TOUCH OF AEGEAN COAST AND UNİQUE ANATOLİAN TASTES

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