We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iskender Iskenderoglu

KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey (Kadıköy)
4163936
Improve this listing
Ranked #837 of 10,971 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood: Kadıköy
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Kadıköy
Write a Review

42 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    11
    7
    3
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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"

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tripoli, Lebanon
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Semarang, Indonesia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Iskender Iskenderoglu also viewed

 

Been to Iskender Iskenderoglu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Iskender Iskenderoglu, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing