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Ciya Sofrasi

Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
(216) 330 31 90
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Ranked #121 of 11,016 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Cairo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Food is terrible, i went there after i read the good reviews im TripAdvisor. I ordered 3 plates, and i ate non of them! Dont waste your money there!

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a heaven for foodies. Amazing array of freshly prepared food from all over Turkey. Nice staff. Menu changes daily, seasonally. You need to eat here several times to experience the whole menu. Best to go with a large group and get tasting menu.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Although this restaurant has taken up most of the street it’s on, we were a bit disappointed in the food. Perhaps because of the hype? We came on a recommendation from a local friend, and ordered the stuffed eggplant, the lamb intestine sausages, the rice, and the falafels. It was good, but lukewarm or even cold, which was unfortunate. Perhaps... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I eat in this restaurant dinner and it was very good. The variety of the food, you have home traditional Anatolian Turkish food, Mangal food, bakery , very good deserts , the serve was also very good, so what I can write is that you go and eat there

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Truly wonderful food--from mezes to desserts. The meal at Ciya Sofresi was the high point of many great meals in Istanbul.

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Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I came here as it was recommended by one of Australia's top chefs, Neil Perry, who said Ciya rocked his world, well it certainly did not rock my world! The food was instantly forgettable, no big flavours going on here, the service was ordinary. After choosing my food it was left to sit on the counter inside for five minutes... More

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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The food here is amazing, as is the service. Trust the waiter when he tells you how to order the food and then dive right in. Everything is delicious. Go hungry. i heard they had a mulberry juice so I asked for it - it was delicious. The mezes, the bread, the mains - everything was great. The service was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I had one of those meals during which you just grin idiotically because the food tastes so good. Highlights were the Murc (mastic tree) mezze, kisir mezze, yogurt and lamb soup (the broth was incredible!), and the desserts. We loved the preserved tomato, pumpkin, and whole green walnuts. I suggest going twice: once to try everything and... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had appetizers, pita bread, and a chicken kebab at Ciya and thoroughly enjoyed everything! The kebab was outstanding. We tried quite a few appetizers that we paid for by their weight. We thought the cost was quite reasonable. I would definitely return. The restaurant is near the market so their location is in an interesting area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I visited this restaurant as part of a food tour with Turkish Flavours. We sampled many Turkish delicacies at this restaurant and all were phenomenal.

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Additional Information about Ciya Sofrasi

Address: Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: (216) 330 31 90
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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