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Iskender Iskenderoglu

KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey (Kadıköy)
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Ranked #1,182 of 10,941 restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood: Kadıköy
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Neighborhood: Kadıköy
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37 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Tripoli, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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Prague, Czech Republic
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Iskender kebab is one of my favorite turkish meals and that one in this restaurant was not bad. It is just that one would expect something more from a restaurant with such a tradition and so many good reviews. The staff should be warmer especially if you are the only guest. It was a strange feeling to be in an... More

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Semarang, Indonesia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Good Iskender Kebab. You will find so many iskender kebab in Istanbul ... in fact every restaurant is Istanbul has it, but the owner explained to us that theirs are the original one. The kebab is tasty and buttery. Worth to try ! The cranberry juice and the tea is also good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here because it was right near our hostel and we saw the good reviews on TripAdvisor. We had a great meal of iskender kabob, the only thing on the menu. The restaurant has a good atmosphere, and has clearly been around for a long time. The service was what we had experienced in the rest... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Nice and clean place with tasty Turkish Iskender Kabop, roasted meat. I strongly recommend this place.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Waiters were nice, not pushy like many here in Istanbul. The food was good but not as brilliant as I'd been hoping based on the reviews here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Always love those restaurants with a long history. This one definitely makes this experience more sound. They only provide a set meal-the kebap with butter-with several choices of beverage. Once you have tried this one, other kebap could no longer compare.

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