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Kanaat Lokantasi

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Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
0(216)3415444
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 95
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    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
One of the best Real Turkish Restaurant

If you are on asian side of istanbul , (uskudar) , it can be a very big mistake to not goo there . You can really test the real Ottoman cuisine varieties. I recommend as a main dish :dolma, kadinbudu kofte , piyaz, and as a desert firin sutlac or kaymakli ekmek kadayifi. Prices are very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Zurich, Switzerland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When I feel like authentic Turkish food in Istanbul - of the non-kebab or fish variety, then I usually go to either the 'Haci Abdullah' in Beyoglu, the 'Ciya' in Kadiköy or the 'Kanaat' in Üsküdar. The 'Kanaat' is a restaurant that exists since 1933 and already from its whole atmosphere it doesn't feel like a place to linger as... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are on asian side of istanbul , (uskudar) , it can be a very big mistake to not goo there . You can really test the real Ottoman cuisine varieties. I recommend as a main dish :dolma, kadinbudu kofte , piyaz, and as a desert firin sutlac or kaymakli ekmek kadayifi. Prices are very reasonable.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

The food varied from OK to awful, the waiters weren't polite and paid more attention to their smartphone than to their guests. The atmosphere is, well, non-existent. Walk by and don't regret coming here. The toilets are clean, which bodes well for their sense of hygiene.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

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