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Kayikci Restaurant

Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 519 12 17
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

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
Reviewed October 14, 2016 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
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...More

Thank stevieblooz
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...More

Thank USNavyBrat
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Simon P
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
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....More

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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...More

Thank Aqua_Risima
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
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....More

Thank kenmlove
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $45
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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 12 17
  • E-mail
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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