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Iskender Iskenderoglu

#545 of 11,122 Restaurants in Istanbul
#584 of 11,566 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Kadıköy
Turkish
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KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
4163936
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Istanbul experience

This family run restaurant has its own recipe for doner and style of serving it. No thinking about what kebap to have here, just choose "normal or large". Our server was great, friendly, funny and walked us though the whole menu including the family history . We started with the roasted aubergine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Frances D
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
York, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This trip to Turkey we went to Bursa, the original home of Iskender, but we didn't get to try Iskender there because the original restaurant of the family chain was closed for the day. That is how we ended up in Kadikoy for dinner upon return to Istanbul. The restaurant is easy to find and well worth the trip to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This family run restaurant has its own recipe for doner and style of serving it. No thinking about what kebap to have here, just choose "normal or large". Our server was great, friendly, funny and walked us though the whole menu including the family history . We started with the roasted aubergine salad - delicious with hot bread. The meat... More 

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istanbul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

By many generations, successfully family-run 'lskender Kebab House' . Attentively prepared meat from special stockfarming comes with its authentic taste

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Great meat and wonderful service make this old world restaurant stand out. They make one thing Very very good, Iskender... the butter sauce poured on at the table and the old fashioned service combine to make this a quaint place to eat. I was introduced by a local to this place and will always make it a can do stop... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Can't argue with the meal. The kebap was on the dot, unadulterated and full marks to the restaurant for keeping the tradition of one speciality. The fermented non alcoholic grape juice with pulp was also unique and compliment the food very well. Is it worth taking a boat ride to Asian side? Well if you are a foody and lover... More 

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you are on the asian side it is a classic and the food quality is great. It is a well situated (just beside the post office and very close to the ships crossing the bosphorus). The classical Iskender is going to change foreigners opinion on the "greek sandwich" or the "Döner"

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This restaurant considers itself the pioneer in Iskender kebabb plates , it is not bad and very good service but it is not a special one like it let you think. It is a very normal restaurant but expensive. I ate more delicious iskender plates at a better price. Please note that it only serves one plate which is Iskender.

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Glasgow
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Went here following good reviews on this site. I get the historical aspect but the kebab was average to say the least. The service was good but overall I was very disappointed as I expected great things.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

You cannot get better than this. Don't be tempted to compromise. You must try this kebab to fully realise what quality is.

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Mainz, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I had tried Iskender at different other places before I went to this place with a friend of mine. The Iskender is good however it is too expensive. I paid around 35 TL (15€) for the medium portion. At places like "HD Iskender" or "baydöner" the food had the same quality for half the price or even less! We didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Kadıköy
  • Neighborhood: Kadıköy
  • Phone Number: 4163936

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Turkish

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