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Kanaat Lokantasi

#499 of 11,309 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Turkish
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Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
0(216)3415444
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my favorites in Istanbul

If you're looking for a restaurant where they serve dishes from the Ottoman kitchen, this is the place. Really amazing food. All the dishes I've tasted from here was just superb

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
SadieY82
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Stockholm, Sweden
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a restaurant where they serve dishes from the Ottoman kitchen, this is the place. Really amazing food. All the dishes I've tasted from here was just superb

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Okay..maybe it is because it was obvious that I am a tourist that the braised lamb I ordered was 50% bone and fat..and the portion less than generous. BUT, the taste was excellent, the meat was tender, the service friendly, and the price for the whole meal ( including stuffed vine leaves, fasuli, kofte and pilav, with Turkish tea) I... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everyday you can find best foods in same quality . Rich menu does not include meals but also delicious deserts. Veggy lovers are also welcome in here.

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Ankara, Turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is one of the best restaurants I recommend to taste real Turkish cuisine.You can find a variety of traditional Turkish meals there and all of them are tastefull and delicious.The deserts are delicious and icecream of this restaurant is very famous.I strongly recommend to taste fig desert, it was the best I have ever tasted.

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London
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164 reviews 164 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Kanaat Lokantasi is one the best local restaurant in Asian side of istanbul. This restaurant is very well known by local people. This time we had a dinner after business meeting .We had a lovely Turkish food and variety of Turkish dessert. Please keep in mind that this restaurant does not accept credit cards. They serve food from early morning... More 

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Chico, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We only made it to the asian side of Istanbul once trying to look for a turkish bath that was recommended. Unfortunately when we did find the bath, it was closed! so we thought maybe we'd have dinner here. We found this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews and closeness to where we were. It was by far my favorite... More 

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Ioannina, Greece
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's not necessary to mention the tastes and the food... This restaurant is one of the bests of Istanbul. But we can not say that it is so cheap. Also they don't accept credit cards...

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Istanbul, Turkey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's restaurant which serves Turkish Cuisine located in an easily accessible place in Asian part of Istanbul. You can go there by ferry, subway or bus. You can taste many olive oil dishes as well as hot meat and vegetable stews.. A good reason to go to Üsküdar.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Restaurant Kanaat ( meaning = opinion, notion ) is my first choice whenever I come to the historical district, Üsküdar. This place is as famous as Üsküdara gideriken song first sung by Eartha Kitt. Nowadays to reach this restaurant is very easy because of Marmaray, underwater metro line of Bosphorus. Here is famous with forgotten tastes of Turkish cuisine. Let... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This restaurant is very clean and chic, but a bit touristy for my liking. The food is great, especially the rice pudding, which is the best pudding I've ever tasted and is the perfect sweetness. However, these dishes appear to be catered towards foreign palates not accustomed to the spices and flavors of authentic Turkish cuisine. Furthermore, it's a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 0(216)3415444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?