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Kanaat Lokantasi

Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #460 of 10,924 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Turkish
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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77% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
istanbul
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Kanaat Restaurant used to be or at least was considered to be one of the good restaurants of Istanbul. It was never outstanding but at least the food was wholesome down the earth cooking. But for the last ten years the restaurant is getting worst everyday. Since it has a good location and crumbling good reputation the restaurant still makes... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Their food was nothing more than ordinary, their deserts very disappointing, their service very poor, and waiters extremely rude! And yet the bill was quite expensive compared to some nice restaurants in Istanbul. Also, let me warn you, they don't accept credit or debit card, they just accept cash and don't even bother giving you a receipt! I suggest you... More

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant which is easy for a person who does not speak the language to order food and to know what you are eating. Before you sit down, look at all the vegetable dishes under the glass counter. The vegetables are in season, fresh and simply cooked. Beets are now my favorite food, after eating them here.... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Kanaat Lokantasi is one of the best places you can taste traditional Turkish cuisine. Food cooked and served according to the season of the vegetable, meat, etc.The restaurant is big but simple and service is fast, waiters are professional and tell you about the food if you're curious to know what-how... Cooks are great, the dishes are delicious.

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istanbul
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

regret... the quality of this high brand restaurant is declining swiftly . such a careless management, recently. sorry to comment. (also last summer, i did have problem with stuffed olive ubergine!)

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Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

An old and well known restaurant in Uskudar. It has all the reflection of being a district restaurant but the price/performance ratio is far below. After being a customer of this restaurant 6 times, I can say that waiters are indifferent, careless and a bit rude. In my opinion, for a district restaurant, paying that much and getting a low... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

AVOID THIS SO CALLED "RESTAURANT" AT ALL COSTS! Me and my mom went to this place. We did not know they didn't accept credit cards. So, I went out and got cash from an ATM and paid the bill. Before we left, my mom asked who the owner was. She suggested that if they accepted credit cards this would be... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you want to try traditional Turkish cuisine this is one of the best places to try it. However, the location is not very close to touristic places but is only a 25 minute ferry away from most of the touristic places so go for this place. Also try the desserts to. If you cannot communicate with the waiters, go... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I am not really into traditional Turkish food or Ottoman cuisine. We went to this restaurant as my father was always mentioning how great it was. As he loves traditional Turkish food a lot, we ate our family lunch here. We had Özbek pilavı (Uzbek rice), et güveç (meat cassarole) and lahana sarma (stuffed cabbage). My parents fell in love... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The excellence in Turkish&Ottoman Cuisine. Food is fresh, delicious. BEWARE accepts cash only. No reservations taken or needed.

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