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“Nice collection of restaurants on the historic Istiklal Caddesi”
Review of Cicek Pasaji

Cicek Pasaji
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Also know as the Flower Passage, the courtyard of the Cité de Péra building was once the favored spot for local flower-sellers. Today, the lively area is home to many restaurants, taverns and shops.
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stoped by and walked The Flower Passage on our first night in the Taksim Square area. I had read that there were some nice little sit down restaurants here and our hotel clerk had suggested that one could get some nice fish dinner there. As you enter the what is more of a covererd courtyard you are greeted by waiters of each restaruant asking you to look at their menu, telling you about the fish, the wine, the lovely table. We did choose one which I reviewed elsewhere but while sitting outside enjoying our meal we found it a lovely old world area to dine. As we were there in January it was a bit drafty but our table had a big heater at the end that gave off a radiant heat and gave us a chance to people watch.

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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

If you are in Beyoğlu area,then it is a must to walk down this very famous restaurants area.Plenty of choices to sit down,good english menu,fixed prices except the fish which is daily price you must bargain,otherwise no surprise with the bill.Very nice ambiance and live music during night time.Recommended.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We checked out the 'street' because of the history involved with (I found the Wikipedia page during our research on Istanbul and then had to see it). We didn't eat there (we were on a 'greasy spoon' budget) but the menus looked delicious and the space was quiet and bright so I think we would have loved it. There weren't as many original architectural pieces as I'd hoped for but it was worth walking through a time or two between Balik Pasaji.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a lovely lunch here during our recent visit to Istanbul and found it be a wonderful break away from the hustle and bustle of istiklal street.
Yes, there are cheaper options for lunch in the area but the ambience and setting made this worthwhile for us!

1  Thank Selina_J_W
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were in Istanbul last Christmas time and decided one evening to have a meal in the Cicek Pasaji. We used the Taksim tram to get there and this put us in a happy frame of mind. The tram was rammed full of people and we had to stand at the front next to the driver. It was insanely funny; Istiklal was full of people so the driver was ringing his bell and shouting at pedestrians to get out of the way,for the whole journey.

It was grey and raining that evening and when we got to Cicek all the restaurants had their awnings down, and with both sides meeting in the middle it meant we were kept dry. The place was heaving with very few places to sit outside, but eventually we were seated and ordered our food. Two down from us there was a large party of Turkish people having some kind of a "do", and when they had almost finished their meals a band arrived and the people treated us to a wonderful few hours of Turkish dancing and singing...brilliant! Bye the way, our food was delicious.

So,Cicek holds happy memories for me, but it was probably made memorable by the people rather than the place itself - lovely as it is.

1  Thank daddyjames
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