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Ciya Sofrasi

#137 of 11,312 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
(216) 330 31 90
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, great taste.

We were there for a late lunch. We had mezes and we did choose soup and some warm dishes. Though it all looked a bit chaotic, we were helped very well in how and what to choose! Everything we tried tasted great and with such subtile flavours. Would love to go there again and try the things I did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
BastiaanBS
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were there for a late lunch. We had mezes and we did choose soup and some warm dishes. Though it all looked a bit chaotic, we were helped very well in how and what to choose! Everything we tried tasted great and with such subtile flavours. Would love to go there again and try the things I did not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing.Great food, relaxed, a pick and mix for foodies. One of the best meals I have ever had. My eyes were much bigger than my stomach. Thankfully we had one more day in Istanbul so we managed a return fixture.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Delicious food. Great place for a quick meal, not as good if you want to sit and relax...they kind of push people through quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Ordered sour lamb and a chicken dish which can't remember the name but both were outstanding. It was Valentine's Day and server brought us freshly baked heart shaped bread with feta to begin it. Loved the food so much that went again after 2 days by taking a cab and ferry ride consuming 40 mins but totally worth the effort... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You can try a wide variety of authentic Turkish dishes here. The price is very, very reasonable. I sampled the salad bar, then my dinner companions and I ordered different main dishes and all shared. This is a perfect place for families, groups, solo, whatever. It's a great introduction to Turkish food, as you have so many choices. The atmosphere... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ciya was THE culinary highlight of my visit to Turkey - a large statement, as I did a lot of eating in Turkey. The food is absolutely brilliant and unique, with stunning flavours. I had a plate of mixed mezze and a few half portions (az) of the mains. The staff were very helpful and explained wha was cooking and... More 

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Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

i went there with great expectations and this restaurant didn disapoint me!!.i dont have the words to describe you the tastes and the flavoours of the plates,the excellent way that everybody serve as.the cost is perfect 3 main dishes one salad two cola for 77tl

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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120 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place offers a huge variety of home-made style dishes that cover all sort of tastes. You can order a full or half portion (I recommend plenty of half portions -meze style) as it also offers a salad with a good variety of salads and cold mezes. Overall we were very pleased with every dish we chose, and we wished... More 

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Shiraz, Iran
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

it is the second time i ate in Ciya restaurant. both times were great experience. restaurant is a real treasure. food are very delicious, staffs are kind, the price is reasonable. place is very comfort and I love the area around with all those shops who sell fruit ,fish and cheese. I ate the best lentil soup and salad in... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

They have plenty of variations for kebap but they all taste the same as other restaurant's. Prices are high. Employees are nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: (216) 330 31 90

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?