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“Restaurant which doesn't need to snare customers” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kayikci Restaurant

Kayikci Restaurant
Ranked #112 of 13,378 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: It resembles a Greek tavern restaurant by the Aegean sea with its white and blue coloured decoration and frescoes on the ceiling. It is located in a cobbled stoned street in Sultanahmet ( oldtown) and offers more than 30 different traditional cold appetizers, hot appetizers and special home made mezes with very fresh seafoods.
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Restaurant which doesn't need to snare customers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Most restaurants and shops in Istanbul have someone stationed out front to try and drag you in.
The good ones don’t need to.
This restaurant is in a fantastic location and serves delightful food.
The house wine is very reasonable and quite superb.
We eat a range of starters, fish and meat dishes and everything was spot on.

You won’t be disappointed

  • Visited October 2012
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Leeds England
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Blanket Provided”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

This is a very good Restaraunt with an extensive and well thought out menu. I noticed the previous reviewer had some criticisms which amounted to a dislike of Turkish food in general.
It was still warm enough to eat outside in October but when a chill wind blew up the Restaraunt provided a blanket to drape over the shoulders. Now that's what i call service. And oh yes the food was very good.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Very pleasant staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended for the excellence of its fish. We both chose the sea bass in paper & whilst it was beautifully cooked, we both wished we'd chosen something more exciting as it was served with a selection of steamed peppers, onion & garlic. We would return because the staff are so pleasant & genuine concerned that you enjoy your meal. I didn't eat all mine which made them somewhat anxious that I hadn't enjoyed it.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Relaxed friendly vibe with great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I dined at Kayikci this evening. We would happily recommend it.

The restaurant has a very pleasant, relaxed atmosphere in a quiet Istanbul street which makes it pleasant to sit either outdoors or indoors.

The servings were generous and reasonably priced. The food was tasty and the service was exceptional. Overall, a very enjoyable evening.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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“Great central Istanbul food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Had a great evening at the Kayicki. Really friendly service great food and the best and most reasonable priced bottle of turkish red wine we found all week. Highly recommended!

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