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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever go to Istanbul, Kadikoy you are a big full not to eat in this hidden jewl. Food is unbelievable. No words can describes. And very good priced. I ate there twice. And I can eat there everyday from apps to kebabs to...deserts.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and truly authentic Turkish food with ample variety of soups, meat and vegetables. Excellent service as well.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional food, very tasteful and with lunch menu, with many options. Homemade food. Worth the trip to the Asian side of Istanbul. Don’t skip desert and a cup of Turkish coffee.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021

This is one of the most well-known home cook-style traditional Turkish, Middle Eastern, and Kurdish restaurants in Istanbul and I saw the chef in a Netflix show. It is located on the Asian side of Istanbul and it takes about 30 - 45 minutes to...reach there, 20 minutes ferry ride from Eminonu and 10 minutes walk. The restaurant offers a great variety of appetizers, kebabs, and traditional seasonal dishes. We had a spicy kebab, sour cherry meatball, artichoke, hummus, thyme salad, eggplant casserole, and couscous, all taste natural and yummy.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021

This is the best place to taste all traditional Turkish dishes, they serve small portions so you can try just about everything. It was not on our list but we sure were happy to have found it and added to our list of top restaurants...to enjoy. The waiter was very nice and quick, he was very helpful with selecting the dishes then all we had to do was to sit down and he brought everything to our table. Definitely an excellent lunch experience at Çiya Sofrası Restaurant in Kadıköy. I even did a video of this restaurant in youtube.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 25, 2021

Located on the Asian side of the city, Ciya offers traditional Turkish recipes and a wide selection of dishes from all around the country, the food is both very interesting and very tasty, and its clear that a lot of effort and thought has gone...into this place, the pricing is incredibly good given that this is one of the most sought after restaurants in Istanbul, its definitely somewhere you should try.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

Highly recommended place to try typical Turkish food at a very good price. The staff was very friendly. I would repeat without a doubt.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021

We went to the Asia side of Istanbul and came across this Ciya Sofrasi restaurant. It was very busy but they put a table for us outside. We ordered small portions of the traditional items they have inside as well as some kebabs. Food was...very tasty and the service was there to match it. Would go there again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

so tasty!!! mostly vegetarian food, delicious! There's a variety of foods that are warm and also a salad bar.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 8, 2020

Yes, I agree, there are a lot of places with excellent kebabs in Istanbul, but for us the food they serve here was absolutely flawless. The kebabs were juicy and full of flavor, we also tried some mushroom dish from their traditional menu and it...was great as well. I wouldn’t say it is overpriced, though, sure, you will be able to eat cheaper in Kadikoy, but in terms of the consistency and taste they are perfect. Please do not expect it to be a Michelin star restaurant just because their Chef was featured on Netflix, this place just makes a very high quality and tasty food. I hope you will enjoyed it just as we didMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Ciya Sofrasi

Yes, Ciya Sofrasi offers takeout services.

Ciya Sofrasi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4