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Ciya Sofrasi

#152 of 11,304 Restaurants in Istanbul
#166 of 11,771 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
(216) 330 31 90
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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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
best traditional cuisine

I love that place so much from the dishes to the presentation to the service and friendliness of the staff everything is excellent if you would like to try very rare and old tastes of most of eastern turkey you should try it here the atmosphere and ambiance and the taste of the food will take you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I love that place so much from the dishes to the presentation to the service and friendliness of the staff everything is excellent if you would like to try very rare and old tastes of most of eastern turkey you should try it here the atmosphere and ambiance and the taste of the food will take you somewhere you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I randomly found ourselves on a ferry to Karikoy and were pleasantly surprised by the area's strong focus on fresh produce and food. Ciya Softasi was recommended in our guide book and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the service reasonable and the price, relatively inexpensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

They have delicious Turkish foods. I have tried the Babuko which is delicious food from eastern Turkey. Guys you absolutely have to try it. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing hidden gem! Well worth the travel from Europe to Asian side. Did not know quite what to expect and was quite confused on arrival as to what to do. Basically you take a plate, fill it up with all the dips and delicious fare at the mezze buffet in the front of the restaurant, weigh it and you have... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Kebab side is also very delicious but I personally prefer the lical dishes they cook. They change according to season and all of them are delicious. Onion and cherry kebabs are my personal favorite!!

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Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a great place to have, dinner or just a quick bite to eat. I loved it and couldn't stop eating. It's fun to eat something new and to discover that you actually going to love it. Enjoy the wıth turkısh kebab and different tradional foods. ıt so delicius

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you're staying in or make it sometime to the Asian side, then Ciya has to be your first stop for food, without question. The menu offered in Ciya only shows their meat selection (which they get to you from their neighboring Ciya Kebab), desserts and beverages. For other dishes, however, you have to point at the food you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great service Really good turkish spread. We had a mezze plate. The stuffe mussels were.a stand out. Then we had lamb stew with vegetables. Mothers cooking with fast service. Inexpensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Don't go to anywhere to eat Turkish food. Except CIYA. Delicious meat. It's just near by fish market in Kadikoy.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You have to try it. but be warned its a bit sweet & sour, and it may not be available as it is made depending on what day it is. Service was subpar i would say.

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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 to 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Asian, Turkish, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?