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“Nice Turkish fare under the Galata Tower” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kiva Han

Kiva Han
Galata Kulesi MeydanI No:4 Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 2929898
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Ranked #683 of 11,076 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice Turkish fare under the Galata Tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We came to Istanbul from New York to hold a Jazz workshop, our host booked this restaurant for us on the third night. The location is fantastic, between the music stores and the tower we had a blast, the food was really good and the staff was friendly and attentive. I even asked them to charge me my phone.We had wine, beers appetizers and various entrees and the check was around $30 us per person. I even forgot my phone there and then i picked it up the next day with no issues whatsoever.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic Anatolian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Given that we didn't have time to go to Anatolia on our trip it was really fortuitous that we stumbled upon this restaurant while headed to the Galata Tower. It's really fantastic food in a convenient location and it's unlike most of the food you'll see in the area.

Visited April 2014
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Innovative cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are looking for something a little different than the standard Turkish cafe dinner offerings, try Kiva. Don't be fooled by its Galata Tower location-- food is imaginatively prepared, and take standards and does them different.

Visited May 2014
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Calgary, Alberta
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This restaurant is located right next to the Galata Tower. There are great choices on the menu, and you can see lots of the dishes and select from them. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Visited May 2014
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aalborg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Anatolian taste with friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A place where you will certainly enjoy the taste of a long tradition of Anatolian food .You can choose a certain dish or ask them to serve small tastes of a few dishes to satisfy your curiosity . The taste of the food , the whole atmosphere and the surroundings are all support each other to give one a perfect time. A place you will remember with it`s taste and surroundings.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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