Iznik Works
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Iznik Works' vast selection includes reproductions of Seljuk and Ottoman works, taking you on a journey back to the Iznik of old, with special pieces by ceramic artists including classical vases, plates and tiles. Also the pieces from matte, antiqued quartz; the quartz plates and vases look as if they have just come out of the ground.
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Neighborhood: Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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John F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
I wrote another review about my experience with the İznik Works team when I was in Istanbul in 2019. I can’t say enough about how wonderful that was.

We had a return trip planned for ‘20 that was naturally canceled. We also decided ‘21 wasn’t likely to pan out either, but we wanted to buy a few additional pieces and didn’t want to wait another year.

I reached out to İznik Works through their website and they helped me using WhatsApp to get exactly what we wanted. The process was easy and they were very patient and gave us great service even though we’re thousands of miles away.

They have a customer for life. Not only are the products stunningly beautiful, but their service is simply unmatched.

I look forward to being able to share some çay and shop in person. Until then, shopping remote will have to do!
Written February 3, 2021
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Ilze_Kinnear-Porter
Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Here you will find some wonderful items, they also stock a large range of beautiful items. I found the range of items to be by far better than that of other shops. Owner Ismail and staff also very friendly and helpful. I could not resist the coffee cups!
Written July 6, 2020
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valleygrrl76
Long Beach, CA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
I wandered into the Grand Bazaar expecting to purchase trinkets, but instead ended up wandering over to Iznik Works and found myself shopping for (and eventually buying) some artwork. Felt relaxed and under no pressure to buy (a rarity for a tourist in Istanbul) - found a beautiful piece that they were able to frame for me at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended. Will definitely stop by again on my next visit.
Written November 24, 2016
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K-85-pa#TO
Arkansas91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Business
Great proprietor who could not be moved on the one item I want. Didn't matter. Great selection of Pottery and very beautiful.
I will visit him again and buy more.
I highly recommend.
Also... none of the pushy nonsense. He has excellent items, knows it, and acts accordingly.
Written January 31, 2019
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Moon K
Seoul, South Korea102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
I found this shop in my research before visiting the Grand Bazaar, and my high expectation was exceeded. They have the most beautiful Iznik potteries that I found in all of the shops I went in Istanbul, Avanos (pottery town in Cappadocia), and elsewhere in Turkey. One might find better quality in the town of Iznik itself, but I'm definitely going back to get more pieces next time I visit Istanbul! The sales person (Sercan) was super helpful and respectful, and owner (Ismail) was pretty entertaining. They have small items that are light on one's wallet all the way to centerpieces that are pricey but worth every penny if you like ceramics!
Written April 8, 2018
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DonL21
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
If you want to buy Iznik souvenirs from Istanbul, this is definitely the place to be. The staff are friendly and very easy to negotiate with.

I highly recommend to all travellers alike!
Written August 11, 2019
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Farah S
Kuwait71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
My story started few years back when I noticed the Instagram account of Iznik Work and I made sure to visit and have a look at the art & beauty of the displayed pieces . Iznik have made it to join tradition with good taste and quality . What I buy here is never found anywhere else and it really worth it . I had several coffee sets and my mom had a very special vase . The Arabic calligraphy made perfectly . I can't say more . You should visit Iznik Work to know what am talking about .
Written June 10, 2018
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Richard B
Calgary, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
My wife and I visited Iznik Works at the Grand Bazaar as part of a 1/2 day tour. We were introduced to the owner, Ismail and given it was a slower time of the season, spent 90 minutes visiting with him discussing politics, pottery and sharing tea and coffee.

We ending up purchasing a beautiful quartz vase that is being shipped direct to our door. The staff were helpful and engaging - it was a unique way to visit the bazaar. They have several stores in the bazaar that each specialize in different Turkish items from carpets to pottery to jewelry. There was no pressure to buy, simply a chance to visit and chat. Definitely worth a visit.
Written November 13, 2016
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SeeingTHEworld2012
Victoria, Canada859 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
I was very disappointed

The selection was not very good and it seemed very lack lustre.

You can find better quality and more interesting pieces elsewhere.
Written January 17, 2019
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Dear friend I we are olso very disappointed about that we couldn’t have what you want I hope some other time we can help you 😀
Written February 18, 2019
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Martin O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Business
I realy loved what you sell it is perfect qualty and ı wanna buy more from you and thank you for sheeping this nice..🎉Thanx alot
Written January 8, 2019
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