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Iskender Iskenderoglu

#515 of 11,944 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Kadıköy
Turkish
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KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
4163936
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Iskender kebab in Istanbul

I usually come here at least once when visiting Istanbul. The Iskender kebab (the only dish available) is excellent and worth the trek for since it never disappoints. The service is functional and a bit impersonal, which is typical of well established places in Istanbul. The prices are on the high... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
James P
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I usually come here at least once when visiting Istanbul. The Iskender kebab (the only dish available) is excellent and worth the trek for since it never disappoints. The service is functional and a bit impersonal, which is typical of well established places in Istanbul. The prices are on the high side, but the quality is excellent. My one gripe... More 

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Thank James P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Theres only one dish - Iskender kebab - and it is great. After getting your plate with pita, kebab, tomatosauce and yoghurt served, another waiter comes by with a saucepan with melted butter and smother you dish. This is a must if you love butter. All the guests were local and + 60

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Thank Vengavenga
York, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The great thing about this place is that there is only one dish on the menu. So that takes away all the dilemma over what to eat! The iskender kebab is probably the best kebab I ever had. Plus excellent service to go with it. Highly recommended. (If you like kebab!)

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Thank SophiHogg
istanbul
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340 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This place is at Kadikoy near the ferry piers. When my father said he had the lightest 'Doner Kebab' ever, I stopped by this restaurant. It has 2 halls with one in the entrance level and the other one upstairs. The decoration is standart, nothing special. The panels on the walls are made of wood which reminds the old time... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by a Turkish friend, we stopped in for lunch and we're delighted by the delicious doner kebab, eggplant dip/salad and tea. Conveniently located across the ferry. The staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Thank Stephanie Y
Witten, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I can't really describe it! The meat is from cows which are grazing in the Uludag mountain sides in Bursa. Just here you can an authentic Iskender. Besides the Iskender take Şıra (Şıra or sira is a Turkish non-alcoholic drink made from slightly fermented grape juice). You will love it! The price is slightly more than other Iskender restaurants, but... More 

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Thank Hakan S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

It simply serve the best iskender that I ever tast with reasonable price and that the only dish that they serve yet I had to come them again.

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Thank Riyadh A
York, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

This trip to Turkey we went to Bursa, the original home of Iskender, but we didn't get to try Iskender there because the original restaurant of the family chain was closed for the day. That is how we ended up in Kadikoy for dinner upon return to Istanbul. The restaurant is easy to find and well worth the trip to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This family run restaurant has its own recipe for doner and style of serving it. No thinking about what kebap to have here, just choose "normal or large". Our server was great, friendly, funny and walked us though the whole menu including the family history . We started with the roasted aubergine salad - delicious with hot bread. The meat... More 

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Thank Frances D
istanbul
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

By many generations, successfully family-run 'lskender Kebab House' . Attentively prepared meat from special stockfarming comes with its authentic taste

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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