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Kanaat Lokantasi

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Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 341 5444
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06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten in Kanaat Lokantasi several times since 1992. They have an incredible selection of good Turkish cuisine. People who think Turkish cuisine is made of kebabs will be positively surprised here. Warm dishes, cold olive oil dishes and mezes and an incredible selection of desserts are waiting to be discovered. My only criticism is that it became a... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many choices of hot,cold dishes and desserts. We had ciğer dolma ( small pieces of liver cooked and mixed with spicy pilav and stuffed in thin layer of pastry), çoban kavurma ( cubes of veal meat,tomatoes and green pepper fried and cooked together), artichokes in olive oil and yoğurt. All were delicious.

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Istanbul
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Once upon a time, this is one of the best Turkish restaurant in Anatolian side… Unfortunately, years after they change for the worse… The food was too oily or over fried, the deserts were too sweet… They still don’t accept credit cards, they accept only cash…

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Thank Ahmet G
London
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Kanaat Restaurant is typical local food restaurant in Istanbul & located at Asianside. We had a business meeting with my colleague there.We had a great lunch such as Ozbek Rice with meat, yogurt,grapeleavesdolma and inhouse ice cream. All were tasty. Recommended. We will come back again.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Actually breaking fast in Kanaat Restaurant is a ritual for Asian side and Üsküdar. This restaurant has been here from old times. It is a successful venue offering the successful tastes of Turkish and Ottoman cuisine. We dropped by here as a family. There was no fix menu in here. You can order any food after you saw them in... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very good and relatively cheap restaurant on the Asian side of Istanbul, where were almost only the citizens of Istanbul and almost no turist (although it was mentioned in turist guides). We have lamb, kofte, aubergine and very good cakes. Near Uskudar ferry, so it is easy to reach. We can highly recommend this authentic restaurant, when you plan the... More 

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London
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Ramadan meal was great. The ambiance is great. The food was so delicious. You have to book in advance for Ramadan meal. Recommended.

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

during the filming of our music video in Uskudar, locals recommended this as "institution " of Turkish dishes...they were absolutely right ! We tried and nibbled on almost everything they had to offer...breads, lambs, eggplants..cheeses ...each and every one fresh as it can be ! Being overwhelmed with hospitality and choices I did not even realise we did not topped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Lots of choices, all superp, delicious and real Turkish cousine. It would be better they start accepting credit cards.

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Thank The T
London
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280 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Kanaat Lokantasi is amazing restaurant. The foods are great and very tasty. I always enjoy the food they serve. Especially I recommend Yaprak Dolma grape leaves stuffed with olive oil. We will try again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Uskudar
  • Neighbourhood: Uskudar
  • Phone Number: +90 216 341 5444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Uskudar

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Uskudar
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighbourhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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