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Ciya Sofrasi


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hearing great reviews from family and friends my wife and I decided to make an evening there. What a dissapointment! The food choices was limited, the food quality was pedestrian and going 50 meters in any other direction could get you just as good or...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DanialDIP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate Turkish pizza. It was very cold We hardly ate that. They must improve their service. It was a big dissappointment for us.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 737aysee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here upon the recommendation of our hotel, having no idea about the hype. We were initially somewhat uninspired when we sat down in the cramped busy restaurant, unsure of how to navigate the self-service buffet bit. We decided to order a couple of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank travelswithgrace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was quite excited to eat at Ciya Sofrasi. The segment on Chef's Table was poetic. The food looked outstanding. Yet the restaurant didn't match the philosophy of the master chef Musa Dağdeviren. Nor was the food quite the same. What was featured on the show...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank A M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can find a good self-service buffet of salads and tapas-like food. There are always a few specialties of the day as well as 2 types of soup. Sevice is fast and friendly. I also recommend the desserts.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NevraDD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inspired by the Netflix hype, we went to the Asian side and were surprised by the totally local atmosphere and incredibly low prices of the delicious buffets of Ciya. What a start - all super! Main plates however were far too slobby - mushrooms in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kkarl1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely recommended if somebody wants to try real autentic turkish cuisine. Lots of vegetables, fantastic lamb thigh. After the lunch we had a selection if desserts,it was also fantastic.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KatalinZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ciya is easy to find. Just a short walk from the Kaddikoy ferry terminal. There are three restaurants belonging to Ciya all on the same street : Ciya kebab, Ciya Sofrasi (the original restaurant) and a new Ciya Sofrasi which serves both kebabs and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Helen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even before that place got famous after the netflix show, they had amazing food and was one of the favourites for locals. I love that place because they offer really good quality traditional food from Turkish cuisine which is unfortunately squeezed in kebab options in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ceren a
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

We saw the Chef’s Table on Netflix and the food and place are so amazing as showed. Everything we ate was excellent, especially the Chicken Pilaf! Was a great experience to try local and tradicional Turkish food. Just come ASAP!

Date of visit: March 2019
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March 17, 2018|
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Response from Rim D | Reviewed this property |
no need to make a reservation bit try to come before 7 or 8 pm because it's getting easily crowded, I don't know if they take cc
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Stay810346 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I haven't thought about that because I don't eat meat. Turkish food is awesome and has lots of options for vegetarians.
November 10, 2016|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
You can choose from the food on display inside and point!
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