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Iskender Iskenderoglu

#340 of 12,138 Restaurants in Istanbul
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KadIkoy'deki Besiktas iskelesi karsIsI, Albay Faik Sozdener Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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527 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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192 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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209 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

They don't use onion on their dishes. Very happy to have my delicious Doner without suffering stomach pain later. Service was speedy too!

Thank kmanhattan
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank James P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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

Thank Vengavenga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Halal, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
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?