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Istanbul Restaurant

Main Street | We Do Free Pick Up Service From Anywhere, Kayakoy 48300, Turkey
0090 535 275 6706
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Ranked #1 of 12 restaurants in Kayakoy
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Marlborough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We happened upon the Istanbul Restaurant and stopped here for lunch, whilst visiting Kayakoy in June 2013. We found the staff seemed genuinely really friendly and helpful, the ambience was relaxed and easy going, and their service was spot on - attentive and friendly, whilst not at all intrusive. The restaurant itself is a beautiful and relaxed place to dine... More

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Winchester Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We first visited the Istanbul many years ago and it has grown from a small concern to catering for coach trips and large parties and in my opinion it has lost its sparkle which is a great shame as it used to be very special.

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ghosttown, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

dear louis thank you very much for your review for istanbul;i know who u are u stayed at my cousin place kaya villas with vedat.istanbul is as you know one of the oldest restaurant in kaya and belongs to local family of the village.yes u right we grown abit.but all my local engilish guests and my regular tourist guests they... More

Lymm
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Fantastic bbq night and entertainment. minibus picked us up and dropped us off. Engin is a wonderful host and his staff work tirelessly to give you a great time. We have taken the dolmus from olu deniz to hisaranu and from hisaranu to kayakoy, taken our swimwear, had brunch at Istanbul, swam in the pool, had a shower in the... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We've been regular visitors to this restaurant for a number of years - and it just keeps getting better. Attention to customers is second to none, the food is fantastic and the staff are all very friendly. The owner, Engin will go out of his way to ensure your visit is a good one and the 'new' member of staff,... More

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I'm sure that on a balmy summer's evening this would have been really fabulous. Location is good, the barbecue meal was good, Engin - mine host - and his staff are very hospitable and the Duo who provided the entertainment were excellent. But on the first Saturday in October it was SO, SO COLD that we had to leave before... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Was a surprise to eat here, out for a drive with friends we ended up in Kayacoy, they had been before and had enjoyed it. Was end of season but still made very welcome by staff, good lunch time menu and reasonably priced. Food was hot, beer was cold -- perfect, if your in the area to visit the Ghost... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Can't rate this restaurant highly enough. One lunch and two dinners this week - all fantastic. From the traditional Turkish pancakes to the lamb shish kebab - soooooo good. House red wine is immensely drinkable. The bread is cooked on prem and is amazing. Oh - and they will pick you up and take you home again - what more... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Came across this place while exploring the nearby ghost town, that is in itself a must see. Excellent food and service.....thanks Robbie. Loved the makeshift fire, hope to be back soon.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Went on a half day trip from Olu Deniz. We were given a warm welcome and after a trip around the Ghost Town, had a great lunch. The setting and the mountain air - amazing. Well worth a visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great place, great Host, lovely food, extremely helpful owner, offered to take us on a tour of Kaya Koyu ghost village the next day - picked us up from Hisaronu(Hiroshema) and dropped us back off - showed us around their lovely new self catering cottages which were FANTASTIC, would most certainly go back and would consider the holiday cottage too

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