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Kanaat Lokantasi

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Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 341 5444
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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294 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kanaat Lokantasi is a good place to have lunch with the family. The food is local and lots of variety. All delicious. I like deserts.

Thank adnanmordeniz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing extravagant about this eating place......average taste..So so services....pricey...If u are in Kadikoy I would suggest that u explore eating places like the famed Iskender Kebapci, Halil Lamacun or Kadikoy Tantuni

Thank yongsenghoo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Worst restaurant in Uskudar and the worst in Istanbul the food very nasty and it was cooked before 2 days or more . Also very very expensive and the waiter was very angry because we checked the bill before we paid. I dont recommend at all

Thank Zeina T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is one of the few restaurants left in İstanbul that offers a wide selection of the typical local food in good quality. It has three main sections :warm dishes mainly with meat and vegetables, cold dishes made with olive oil and the best desert selection with milk deserts such as sütlaç and summer-only ice cream topping the bill. Their... More 

Thank Nafiz A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

When i was going back to home from "Uskudar" pier, I visited " Kanaat Lokantasi" for dinner. I thought that delicious tasty ottoman " patlican kebap" eggplant silece cooked at oil served with lamb meat and " zeytinyagli enginar" olive oil cooked globe artichoke plates can be healty dinner meal for me. It is $ -$$priced restaurant. Cost of dinner... More 

Thank Serdar U
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

I have eaten in Kanaat Lokantasi several times since 1992. They have an incredible selection of good Turkish cuisine. People who think Turkish cuisine is made of kebabs will be positively surprised here. Warm dishes, cold olive oil dishes and mezes and an incredible selection of desserts are waiting to be discovered. My only criticism is that it became a... More 

Thank B D
Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

So many choices of hot,cold dishes and desserts. We had ciğer dolma ( small pieces of liver cooked and mixed with spicy pilav and stuffed in thin layer of pastry), çoban kavurma ( cubes of veal meat,tomatoes and green pepper fried and cooked together), artichokes in olive oil and yoğurt. All were delicious.

Thank ayhan49
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Once upon a time, this is one of the best Turkish restaurant in Anatolian side… Unfortunately, years after they change for the worse… The food was too oily or over fried, the deserts were too sweet… They still don’t accept credit cards, they accept only cash…

1 Thank Ahmet G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Kanaat Restaurant is typical local food restaurant in Istanbul & located at Asianside. We had a business meeting with my colleague there.We had a great lunch such as Ozbek Rice with meat, yogurt,grapeleavesdolma and inhouse ice cream. All were tasty. Recommended. We will come back again.

Thank adnanmordeniz
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Actually breaking fast in Kanaat Restaurant is a ritual for Asian side and Üsküdar. This restaurant has been here from old times. It is a successful venue offering the successful tastes of Turkish and Ottoman cuisine. We dropped by here as a family. There was no fix menu in here. You can order any food after you saw them in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Uskudar
  • Neighborhood: Uskudar
  • Phone Number: +90 216 341 5444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Uskudar

Neighborhood Profile
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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