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Kayikci Restaurant

Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
519 1217
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Ranked #135 of 10,944 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A DELİGHTFUL TOUCH OF AEGEAN COAST AND UNİQUE ANATOLİAN TASTES
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A DELİGHTFUL TOUCH OF AEGEAN COAST AND UNİQUE ANATOLİAN TASTES
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Perfect prepared fish in salt, Nice atmosphere. Service is friendly. Super location. Good/ lot's choice of different food.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

My mom and I stumbled upon this absolute oasis for our last night in the city. The food was so delicious and atmosphere was great but the people made the experience unforgettable. They couldn't have been nicer and polite. Dinner was absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to go back and see the amazing people again.

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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The most important element in a meal is certainly the food quality and taste. In this department, Kayikci was by far the worst experience we had in Istanbul. The rack of Lamb was just a few small bones with a lot of fat and no resemblance of ANY meat. When I mentioned it to the server, no offer to choose... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We are a family of five, and we found that everybody was completely satisfied after the meal. We ate at Kayikci twice during our stay in Istanbul. The menu had many options, and the food itself was fabulous. The staff were friendly and constantly engaged with our kids. The location was amazing- on a quiet side street two minutes walk... More

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Chicago, Il
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Good food. Reasonably fast wifi. They give you a big puffy bread with your meal. We had two type of kebab and enjoyed. A little expensive, but its in the main tourist area.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were in Istanbul just 2 days and stopped at this delightful cafe 3 times--twice for a drink and once for lunch. We were greeted with open arms each time we passed Kayikci and the waiters remembered us each time. The are jovial, handsome, and attentive. Our lunch of kebabs was the best food we had in Istanbul--and reasonably priced.... More

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Naples, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place was a nice little find while we were walking on a search for dinner. I had the sea bass cooked with veggies in parchment paper and my boyfriend ordered the red mullet...we're not sure if he actually got the right dish (the plate came out with 5 small to medium sized fried fish), but it was still good.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here 5 times 3 years ago when we were in Istanbul. We arrived into Istanbul yesterday eve, and we anxiously awaiting our fav restaurant in Istanbul. We were so tired traveling all day, but we had to try our fav restaurant. We were so disappointed that the food was not the same. The hummus with pastrami,aubergine salad,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very nice resturant with some good food and service, but a bit expensive - was our most expensive meal of the trip! On what can only be described as the 'tourist food strip' we decided to give it a go They push the meze hard at the start and it was fine - not the best one we had but... More

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Province of Padua, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Good Quality-price and very nice staff! Typical plates and very well prepared. The location is also very good, near to the main monuments in Sultanahmet

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