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“Reasonabaly good Sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ioki Sushi

Ioki Sushi
Balabandere Cad. Poligon Mah. ABC Yolu No:105/C, Istanbul, Turkey
0(212) 323 23 13
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Ranked #1,555 of 11,074 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Istanbul, Turkey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Reasonabaly good Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This chain has a beautiful branch located in the Asian side of the
Bosphorus , the quality of their Sushi is better than most Sushi
Reastaurants located in Istanbul

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Hard to Understand ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It is in a very unpleasant location. Atmosphere is barely better than a fast-food parlor, and that is if you have reservation to sit at the better part of the venue. Sushi-sashimi is acceptable but nothing special, everything else is notoriously bad, and prices are on par or more expensive than the top-notch downtown Japanese restaurant.

The hype will fade away and they will face reality. I tried 3 times, and will never again.

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San Francisco
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Delicious sushi, best in Istanbul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I've been to Ioki twice now and the sushi is so good that I havent been able to try their other japanese food. It's obvious that they start with extremely high quality, fresh fish. I would highly recommend the Crunchy Roll and Istanbul Ebbi. I used the low-sodium soy, which was nice to find in a restaurant.

The location is a bit off the beaten path, but this adds something to its charm. Both times I've been there for weekday lunch, and there seems to be business diners there. Not sure what the vibe for dinner is though. If you care more about 'see and be seen' than the quality of the food, this might not work for you. If you're a 'gourmet' then you'll appreciate Ioki.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Turkey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best sushi in Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Don't miss out eating volcano and dragon roll. Edamame is also very good. The ginger is very fresh. They even have low sodium soy sauce which is not easy to find in Turkey.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good Sushi Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

One of the best sushi parlors in Istanbul, if you want to grab a decentiy priced, and non commercialized sushi. Unlike the other "POP-Culturesque" Sushi restaurants, IOKI delivers a good menu with delicious sushi.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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