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“always busy - deservedly!”
Review of Doy Doy Restaurant

Doy Doy Restaurant
Ranked #144 of 14,047 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We were wandering around on our first evening in Istanbul looking for somewhere to eat. The reason we chose this one was that it was busy, whereas many of the others in the neighbourhood had seemed almost empty. We were very happy with the food, service and prices (excellent value compared to other similar restaurants around) and returned there several times. Simple Turkish food, fast service and a cheerful atmosphere - you can find Turks eating there as well as tourists. And there is a beautiful terrace with great views if the weather permits!

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

The staff was friendly and reasonable prices. Use the pictures on the menu to select your meal. Ask if you can go up to the terrace on the top floor and se the Blue Mosque.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

This restaurant has gotten great reviews from guide books, so we were disappointed at the service and the quality of food. The waiter gave my dish to another customer and the customer wouldn't give it back, so while my wife ate I had to wait for another 20 minutes for my pide, and when it came out it wasn't even very good. We ate twice at Buhara 93, which is right across the street and it is much, much better for the same price.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

This restaurant is in the sultanahmet district and serves traditional Turkish food. The price is reasonable and there were several locals when we were there. The waiter didn't try to sell us the expensive dishes, unlike another restaurant we went to in the same area. We had a good meal there.

Thank Martian172
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

It is really hard to find a restaurant in Istanbul that is not recommended by at least one famous web site or organization, at least if you look at the stckers they expose on the enterance doors! As a general suggestion, do not waste your time trying to find a certain restaurant that you found on a web site, just go to the closest one with other guests inside and prices that fit your budget. Menus are notoriously simillar. In the sea of recommended restaurants, Doy Doy finds its place for fair cost benefit ratio. In terms of quality, the food easily compares to places with up to 2x higher prices, but do not expect miracles, i.e. do not compare Doy Doy to high class restaurants. Lamb can be a pick from the menu!

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