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Doy Doy Restaurant

Sifa Hamami Sokak No. 13, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
212 5171588
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Ranked #470 of 10,932 restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's a well located restaurant in Sultanahmet with good food options. Terrace is suggested for enjoyable lunch during your tour for the major sights in Istanbul.

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Goulburn, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

In this multi level restaurant, I almost ate on the level below the roof top dining area. I was told there was a great view of the Blue Mosque from the top floor and there was but there was an even better one from the rooftop! Food is cooked and brought to your table by, what appeared to be family... More

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Tver, Russia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

As this restaurant was close to your apartment, we dined there every day. Everything was very tasty. My favourite - "mercimek corbası" (lentil soup).

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a great affordable restaurant right near the heart of the old city. If it looks empty downstairs, never fear, everyone is eating up on the roof. I also saw their delivery motor bike all over the place so it must be a local find as well. The prices are great.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Doy Doy Restaurant was a place to discover a little more about traditional Turkish food. Located in the centre of touristic district Sultanahmet it provides excellent view for the Blue Mosque from its terrace.The staff were really friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and at good price. I would highly recommend that place!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stumbled upon this little restaurant by chance, but then it recommended in the Rough Guide after, and they were right! Excellent Turkish meal, good value, great views over the city. highly recommend.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

were directed here from hotel staff as a local eatery. it's huge with seating and had an Asian tour group dining. seems more touristy than quaint. food good, pricing ok, server was terrible. lazy, in attentive, most food was then delivered by young children. owner seemed nice upon checkout takes credit cards.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

After a day of walking, you are probably not interested in climbing four flights of stairs, but dinner on Doy Doy's rooftop terrace is worth it. The view of the Blue Mosque is unsurpassed and the pides, kebabs and salads are excellent and economically priced. Great service and food and an unforgettable view; we kept coming back for more and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Doy Doy is an institution. It's been there for many years, and serves both tourists and locals for lunch or dinner. The food is good and cheap, but you get what you pay for. Staff are always friendly. There are better, and more expensive, restaurants, but Doy Doy is a very good experience.

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Markham, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had lunch here after a morning of sightseeing in Sultanahmet and it was fine. Our Turkish pizza & chicken (tavuk) kebabs were tasty. Our drinks didn't really impress us. Service was a bit slow. Seemed popular with the locals. Okay for a casual, laid-back lunch or break.

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