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“Nice experience but not special.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Niazi's Restaurant

Niazi's Restaurant
Kordonboyu Caddesi No :22, Kyrenia, Cyprus
+903928152160
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Ranked #43 of 213 Restaurants in Kyrenia
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
“Nice experience but not special.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We went today in Niazi's Restaurant as a group of 4 persons. It is situated just nearby the old harbour of Kyrenia. The enviroment is nice, however if you sit outside there is traffic and you may be disturbed. We ordered chicken souvlaki, chicken veronese and 2 Kebab meze. The chicken souvlaki was nice but nothing special and the chicken veronese was amazing. However the Kebab meze (40 TL per person) was too little. I think that the portion of meat served was more or less 150gr (2 small kebabs, a piece of souvlaki and a tiny small steak). It was a dissapointment. The salads were OK and there was served also a glass of yogurt. The arab pies were fantastic. The service was not that good, however the place was crowded. Overall it was a nice experience but there is definetely the potential and the necessity for further improvement.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Dartford, United Kingdom
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573 helpful votes 573 helpful votes
“Quality food with fine unhurried service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We had a delıghtful unhurrıed dınner here, wıth excellent servıce, and delıcıous food. After some dısastrous meals elsewhere ın Kyrenıa, ıt was good to enjoy qualıty food and servıce ın frıendly and ınterestıng surroundıngs wıth the grıll man workıng ın the centre of the restaurant (so don't sıt too close to hım or you'll get too hot - they dıd ınıtıally suggest we sat adjacent to hım but we saıd we'd lıke to be further away and there was no problem wıth this). Lots of Turks/Cyprıots ın here as well, whıch ıs always a good sıgn.

We both started wıth stuffed mushrooms (whıch were actually sauteed mushrooms ın a creamy sauce) and followed wıth a very large (too much for me) portıon of delicıous calves lıver. My wıfe had followed wıth excellent fısh casserole. No desserts, as usual wıth us, but ıt looked as ıf you went up to the dısplay and chose these yourself. Decent range of reasonably prıced wınes from all over.

From our experience, I cannot understand the adverse comments, and from my other reviews, you will notice I can be very critical if called for.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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istanbul
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Superb Chops”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Yes, the restaurant is famous with its Şeftali Kebab, but Lamb Chops surprised us big time.

We ordered full kebab, it comes with 5-6 mezzes, sigara borek, chips and grilled halloumi (delicious)

and Şiş Kebab, Meatball, Şeftali Kebab and Lamb Chops.

Although we get a little rushed service, the food was very good.

We ordered more lamb chops (amazing) and şeftali kebab after the full kebab set.

The price is reasonable for the level of restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paphos, Cyprus
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“Not quite up to its billing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Niazi's was recommended to us by a friend, so we made sure to visit whilst we were in Kyrenia. It was good, but something was lacking. It's difficult to put a finger on it, but there were waiters running everywhere and there was a feeling of being rushed, which in fact we were, finding ourselves finished and back out on the street without knowing quite what happened!

Having said that, the food was good. The signature dish is the Full Kebab (basically a meat meze), but we both had lamb dishes which were very tender and cooked perfectly.

Visited October 2013
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Limassol, Cyprus
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“Rushed, bad service, small meals, high price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

It's not the first time when I read great reviews on Trip Advisor and I end up in a overrated place!

As soon as we stepped in this restaurant we felt rushed! We were not sure what to order because the waiter just came and asked if we want meze or something from the menu without giving us menus! We explained him that first we want to see the menu, the prices, what the meze includes and then we will decide what we will order.

In the end, we chose the meze and because we were 10 - we said we want meze for 8 persons only (as some of the ladies were on diet and preferred to split the portions), but we were refused and the waiter insisted we have to order for all of us as we will get a fix no of things. Ok, we order for 10, but we got the poorest/smallest meze we had in our lives! We are living in Cyprus for more than 4 years and we visited several places from South and North Cyprus and we are used to get several dishes during a meze but in here the portions were small.

The starters were decent: good salad, cold grilled vegetables (why they were cold?), doner meat, nice dips, tasty pita bread, but the main course portions were tiny: one small sausage, one beef/lamb? meatball, one minced chicken meat thingy (meat ball), one pork skewer (with 3 small pieces of meat each and piece of fat), one baby lamb chop. However, let's say that overall the food was OK.

At the end we were invited to try the desert buffet which we did. One of us understood the dessert is included in the meze and we all assumed he was right (our mistake) - the desert price was 5.5 TL per person - acceptable. The cakes were average, not bad, but nothing worth mentioning.

The thing that annoyed us the most was that when we got the bill they calculate the worst conversion price 1E= 2TL, while the real conversion price was 1E = 2.78TL. We understand that they are not an exchange office, but all other restaurants we've been gave us a fair price 2.6-2.7 TL = 1. This difference made the final bill 100E priciest. The bill per person with meze and water was 50TL (18.5e) but we were asked 25e for it.

We would say there are several great restaurants in Kyrenia that really worth the money, but not his one!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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