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Ziya Sark Sofrasi

Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Fevzipasa cd, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great appetizer dips

Ask to see the tray with all the appetizer dips- the waiter will explain all the ingredients. Choose two or three to try with their really tasty fresh made breads.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
mhdaisy
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Carmel, Indiana
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were tricked into dining here, since we thought it was ranked #1 on Trip Advisor, but we were wrong. That award goes to a restaurant across the street that also has "Sark Sofrasi" in it. Don't make this mistake! The food here is not nearly as tasty as the vast majority of restaurants in the city. Lamb kabobs were... More 

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ba aware that the water they pour to your glass will be included in the price and it's not cheap. Also they re-use plastic bottles (cap is opened and the water is from the filter or tap). Food - it's your usual cheap kebab place just for the price of 5 star restaurants. We were very disappointed with tasteless and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My Turkish friend Koray took me to this nice place in Fatih on Sunday Feb. 8, 2015. First I tried to invite him to Tatbak Lokantasi in Nishantashi, but when we came there in the morning it was closed. So, we had to take a metro and finally set up in Ziya Shark Sofrasi 1982. Our goal was to eat... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Ask to see the tray with all the appetizer dips- the waiter will explain all the ingredients. Choose two or three to try with their really tasty fresh made breads.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went there on our way to the IslamTechnic Museum. We just sat as we got water. The menue came fast. I iordered a köfte plate. Other people ( non. Tourist) came later and got their food earlier. My tea only came as I re-ordered it. The food was ok, tasty but too small for the money.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had lunch there. Just after we sat, the waiter poured water for all of us (4) before we could discover how much they charge for a large bottle. And I don't think the bottle was sealed before the water was poured. My lunch was practically tasteless and I was shocked to see that we were charged 12 lira for... More 

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Zadar, Croatia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

it is really very good restaurant in istanbul, the food is very very delicious and servic is very good i think it is the best one ,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Ate at the one in Fatih. Charged for water and added in a tip. Food was good but the service left a bad taste in our mouths after

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Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We rate this restaurant highly. We have here only one dinner because we want to test other ones. But this dinner was fantastic. From the traditional Turkish pancakes to the lamb shish kebab - soooooo good. The fried fish also was picant. They served different Mezes - traditional starters. Also we highly reccomend you lochmadjun - traditional turkish pizza.

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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stopped at this restaurant for a light meal due to its proximity to attractions and the "tripadvisor" and "lonely planet" stickers that were ostentatiously displayed on their window. However, the food and customer service were disappointing and overpriced. A young couple at a neighboring table were disputing the charges on their bill -- 15% service charge and charges for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fevzipasa cd, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish, Middle Eastern

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