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Iskender Iskenderoglu

#300 of 12,348 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was fast. Butter's taste was rich but that was not even close to what I would call great döner nor Iskender. And it was pricy too.

Thank ufukonen
London, Canada
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was part of the "Food on Istanbul" food tour and we were not disappointed . Worth trying - delicious

Thank Paul P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Well I visited the place quite early after noon and entered the restaurant and I noticed it was still Emily. So I asked a take away portion. The guy accepted it and we were waiting together. He showed me in the meantime the history of the place which goes back to 1867 when the family started the business in Bursa... More 

Thank Roni B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We were greeted by a welcome smile by the owner, he offered his home made grape juice, as a must to try, and he was right. the meal was so so good, tender, spicy, delicious sliced shawerma like meat. Left the restaurant with the same nice smile.

Thank Niro11
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

This place is in Kadiköy right accross the pier. The boss is the 4th. generation Iskenderoglu so he knows how to please customers. It has tables in the street and a long inside hall. Air Conditioning makes it more comfortable inside in hot weather. We had an inside table. We ordered a special egg plant dish, pickles and 2x1,5 portions... More 

Thank nkohen
London, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

The iskender kebabs here are the best I have had in my life! Perfectly grilled, light, tender, and tasty. The location is central and convenient. However the prices are a little bit steep.

Thank R0llingSt0ne2011
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

I eat many Döner Kebab but the one in Iskender Iskenderoglu was delicious. I was a little bit afraid when they put the butter on my plate, but the result is prodigious. I understand why some restaurants are using his name for this type of Döner Kebab. You really have to try.

Thank JessGVA
Groningen, The Netherlands
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221 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

It is a traditional family place. This has a look and smell of a family run restaurant. Location - 8/10 Ambiance - 6/10 Friendliness of staff - 8/10 Food quality - 8/10 Value - 7/10 Return - Yes Food is a bit heavy for lunch !!

Thank Anand R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Actually, I visited their original store in Bursa and some of their other stores. I generally cannot mix meat with yogurt, that is the reason each time I visit them they somehow get upset I order only Doner, they insist I should eat it with yogurt. Up to now, I got away without yogurt. Delicious, well done and presentation is... More 

Thank FreeJohnny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Iskender is superb and staff is extremely friendly. Can recommend this place to everyone who likes a short but perfectionist menu.

Thank Taylan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Kadıköy
  • Neighborhood: Kadıköy
  • Phone Number: 4163936

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