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Kayikci Restaurant

#95 of 12,269 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 519 1217
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Noosa Heads
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Food and lovely service worth a visit! The restaurant is down a small street lined with eateries and we ate there twice because the food and the staff were excellent.

Thank Noosafrankie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Verky welcoming waiter who never disappeared for more than a minute, very humorous. Food was very well cooked and well prepared. Recommend this!

Thank KaMs B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Good friendly service and good food Table on the street to watch the passers by and the traffic trying to negotiate a narrow road. Many deserts from the menu were not available and although we enjoyed everything else we ate I would avoid the baked ice-cream in future

Thank stevieblooz
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We got lucky when we randomly found this quaint little restaurant in the tour district of Istanbul around lunchtime (across from Sultan Ahmet Mosque and just up from the Basilica Cistern). We enjoyed an ice cold beer upon sitting down, which was accompanied by delicious olives, feta cheese, and a huge,puffy ,fresh-baked pita bread. We ordered the tagine with bulghur... More 

Thank USNavyBrat
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

An excellent selection of Mediterranean & Turkish foods. The Aubergine kebab was especially delicious.

Thank Simon P
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

great food and very king persons I love how they are collective working each specialy Nika!she so nice working and helpfull to all coustemers well done for the business

Thank tawuhivda
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

My wife and I ate here twice recently, just up a side road off the main road, what a gem of a place, food and service was out of this world. Our waitress Nika was so charming she spoke good English and was so helpful. The menu had various choices, steaks, fish, chicken etc, etc. The food was fantastic hot... More 

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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

To repeat myself for me it's the best restaurant in Sultanahmet. Even when I don't stay in the neighbourhood I go there for dinner whenever I am in Istanbul. Big variety of meze, kebabs, grilled fish, Ottoman cuisine, good wine selection. Staff attentive, friendly and multi lingual. Atmosphere very nice. Al Fresco as soon it's getting warmer and in the... More 

Thank Aqua_Risima
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Great food, reasonable prices and they are not pushy. If you are near Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosqie, seek this restaurant out. Can recommend their Gozleme - yum.

Thank David P
Howden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Ate a lovely meal here tonight and was expecting a hefty bill. Our 4 mezes were all delicious as were the 2 mains. Had this along with 2 beers, 2 cokes and a large bottle of water all for a very reasonable 17 4 lira. All the staff were great especially the young asian lady. Would highly recommend.

Thank kenmlove

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Seafood, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 519 1217
It resembles a Greek tavern restaurant by the Aegean sea with its white and blue coloured decoration and frescoes on the ceiling. It is located in a cobbled stoned street in Sultanahmet ( oldtown) and offers more than 30 different traditional cold appetizers, hot appetizers and special home made mezes with very fresh seafoods.

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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