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Kayikci Restaurant

Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
519 1217
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Ranked #185 of 10,982 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food was good though not outstanding. Service was efficient and very friendly. Very pleasant atmosphere on a bustling street full of restaurants. The spoiler occurred when they gave us our bill, onto which 10% had been added, and pointedly told us it was a government tax, and not service charge. Having been here for 3 weeks and not having... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Decidedly below average, this place. Service was slow and rather muddled. Food – nothing whatsoever to write home about. Tried the stuffed squid, rammed with so many different molten lava flavours that the net result was it tasted of melted cheese and rubber and indeterminate other stuff. Swordfish was a neutral experience. Chicken tagine was a searing hot, watery schlop.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our concierge recommended this little restaurant in Sultanahmet, just off the main drag across the Blue Mosque square. It is catered for tourists, and also a little expensive, but we were very happy with the quality of the food. They bring you the entire selection of mezze to pick from, and everything looked tempting so we ordered the mixed platter.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Really great food - and lots of choice for vegetarians like me, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Been here a couple of years ago, things changed a bit, and they split into 3 restaurants next to each other with Semzen in between them: seafood (kayikci), steak, and kebab. Wherever you set you can order from the same menu, and food will come to you. Ordered Nazek Ali 32 TL and vegetarian couscous 23 TL. It was nice,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

When I entered, I saw a proud sticker of 'Tripadvisor' but thought to myself: 'Don't be fooled. Your lousy Taskim hotel had one too'. Anyhow. I loved it. I love it when a restaurant gets a little innovative with regular traditional dishes. This is really not like any other Turkish restaurants. I had a unique dish of chopped steak on... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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