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Iskender Iskenderoglu

#406 of 11,346 Restaurants in Istanbul
#440 of 11,814 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Kadıköy
European, Turkish
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KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
4163936
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Recommended by a Turkish friend, we stopped in for lunch and we're delighted by the delicious doner kebab, eggplant dip/salad and tea. Conveniently located across the ferry. The staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Witten, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I can't really describe it! The meat is from cows which are grazing in the Uludag mountain sides in Bursa. Just here you can an authentic Iskender. Besides the Iskender take Şıra (Şıra or sira is a Turkish non-alcoholic drink made from slightly fermented grape juice). You will love it! The price is slightly more than other Iskender restaurants, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It simply serve the best iskender that I ever tast with reasonable price and that the only dish that they serve yet I had to come them again.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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75 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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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: European, Turkish

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