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Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 330 3190
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an expensive restaurant for most of the locals and I won't eat here normally. But I sometimes have to eat here with my foreign colleagues from Europe. As it's kind of popular for tourists. They have local traditional food but the staff is not so friendly and the price is not affordable. The last time I've been at this... More 

Thank BayramErk
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time ever to try an Anatolian cuisine. In fact to be honest I had never heard of such a cuisine before. The cuisine as usual begins with a starter but the difference is that you can select your starters from a pre-laid out starters in the display and you are charged per serving. It’s like a... More 

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food quality is good compared to other restaurants in Istanbul I have had a meal in, but the service is terrible and the staff can not handle three tables at the same time. We had to ask four times for a cup of tea and eventually had to talk to the manager to get it. The food is overpriced too... More 

Thank Nasrin N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to this place on my recent holiday to Turkey. The donner really is a high quality work of art. The meat is so succulent and we'll cooked and is served with rice, bread, cherry tomatoes and thin slices of potatoe. They sell out pretty early, so perfect for brunch!

Thank K77SHC
Amman, Jordan
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our go-to restaurant whenever in Kadikoy. So we had 3 meals (lunch & dinner) and all were really good. I liked their special herb juices, grilled meat in general was extremely good. And the Anatolian lamb-head soup was great.. just make sure you have your servings while still hot!

Thank jirsheid
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Kadıköy and you're looking for some brilliant local food, this is your best bet. Sitting amidst thousands of other restaurants, this one simply takes the cake. Pick up a plate and indulge in the beautiful cold mezzes.... you pay for them by weight. Then choose some hot ones before ordering your entre. Nothing with disappoint, i promise.... More 

Thank Sarah N
Istanbul, Turkey
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Kebaps or different meals from different parts of Turkey available. Herbs and vegetables are bought from the city where they grow and cooked according to its season. Salads, different kinds of soups and kebaps! They are both healthy, tasty and prices are quite normal. Different fruit & herb juices which are freshly made are generally served as complimentary! Not to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great homemade food, traditional Turkish food. The tamarind juice is delicious. Try the black carrot dish, a nice discovery. Prices are decent for tourists, not the cheapest but worth the visit.

Thank Lol B
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Typical Turkish cuisine at its best We have always came here for savory food whenever visited Istanbul. Try stuffed aubergine, stuffed stripes, Parda Pilaf and of course their lamahajoun. A real must to visit

Thank falhafidh
Community of Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Besides the cab drivers, this is the only bad experience I had in Istanbul. What a disappointment too, because I was so excited to try it. The experience started off good. We were able to get a table, and our server came up quickly to take our order. He brought us our drinks, and some bread with a cheese dip.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 216 330 3190

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