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“real turkish”
Review of Kanaat Lokantasi

Kanaat Lokantasi
Ranked #481 of 13,612 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uskudar
Bandirma, Turkey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“real turkish”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

this is one of my favourite restaurants in istanbul. If you are looking for something real and local this is the adress. they serve so many different dishes, colds, hots, deserts, ice creams, meats, vegetables etc.. one of the oldest restaurants as well.. probably they serve for a century.. If you are staying in taksim or sultanahmet, take a boat to Uskudar, it is right behind the mosque by the pier, after dinner or lunch take a walk by the sea, down to Leander tower.. you will understand why Uskudar is the best part of istanbul, because you have the best view of sultanahmet area from there..

  • Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Rude Service”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Visited Kanaat Lokantasi maybe 100 times over the years. Affordable traditional Turkish food is served here. Last weekend I was treated so rudely by the waiter while taking orders. I will not be going back to that place again. If you are a tourist visiting Istanbul there are much better places to visit for taste. I would recommend Borsa, Hunkar or Konyali. You will be treated much better in those places.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank SenaIst
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best in Anatolian part of Istanbul”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Best samples of traditional Turkish food. Reasonable prices. Aubergine based dishes - hunkarbegendi, mushakka are best.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Cem K
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great value eatery in uskudar”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Good value eatery while staying in the Asian side @sumahan in Cengelcoy. Found the waiters friendly despite the lack of English - luckily the menus are translated. Recommendations include the lentil soup, mezes, grilled lamb and desserts. Dishes come quickly which was great as we were hungry. 80 TL for 2 ... Great value. No downside and I didn't get the feeling of being rushed. Bring cash as they don't do credit cards.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank WaimanCheuk
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istanbul
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“dine there with my business colleuges...”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

we did start with a top delicious tripe soup, egg-yolked! then lamb, rice (spiced) and variety of desserts.

  • Visited December 2012
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