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Dai Pera Istanbul Cuisine

#226 of 11,846 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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YenicarsI Caddesi No 54 Galatasaray, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
+90 212 252 8099
11:00 - 00:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Went there twice during my last visit to Istanbul - the staff are friendly and the food is excellent. I can especially recommend the cold starters.

Thank lisa_emma_h
Fuerth, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 May 2016

the dai pera is the perfect place to escape the loud and busy city and enjoy turkish cuisine. great food and atmosphere, we would go there again and again :)

1 Thank eskaypi
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Tasty food but not much atmosphere because the restaurant was so quiet due to recent events sadly. Nice friendly service and the place deserved more customers.

Thank Vicky B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

What a great little place with fantastic food. Shrimp to start and then the Turkish equivalent of Tortelloni to follow (which was half way between Italian Tortelloni and Polish pierogi. All served with a smile and great vibe. I expect this place is packed out for dinner. A definite need to try if you're near Taksim.

Thank PeterOuld
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We love going Dai Pera when we are in Taksim. Just to have wine or a beer even we are not eating anything... Meals are delicous, prices are good, service is good, if you want to try traditional Turkish food with great taste add Dai Pera to your must to do list.

1 Thank Sinem-Murat-T
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

It is my third time in Istanbul and i dare to say that this was the best restaurant i tried ever here. There was no plate that i could say i didn't like. Highly recommended the taboule and the beef stew with aubergine puree. The place was very nice, clean and well-decorated. The service was normal and decent. I will... More 

1 Thank stavroulis
Mexico City, Mexico
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Recommended by the hotel, we weren´t very surprised by this small restaurant. Once the food was served, we were blown away. The server was cocky and said EVERYTHING was amazing, but it actually was. Traditional turkish food. LOVED IT.

1 Thank Monserrat V
Sousse, Tunisia
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Cozy awesome restaurant with a very very delicious food ..it s just amazing ❤️definitely I recommend it to all Istanbul visitors like me

Thank Midou82
Doha, Qatar
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

So far the best place I've been for dinner in Istanbul. The place is small and u need to book. The menu is extensive and has Turkish food with strong presence of vegetarian choices. Prices are very reasonable. We had 3 starters (14 tl average ).mains are also very interesting and options from 23tl to 45 and the wine is... More 

1 Thank Joaocravo
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336 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

We came here on Xmas nite and were very disappointed. The place was full of tourists. Service was terrible, just one waiter. The food was boring and not very good. The fava beans were good, but everything else was poor (too much sauce and boring). Skip this place and go any other place that you can find. There are lots... More 

Thank nycfamilyt2013
Arzu G, Owner at Dai Pera Istanbul Cuisine, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry that you were disappointed about our restaurant especially on Christmas evening. We are serving since 6 years at the same place and yes we are preferred by the tourists as well and this does not make us a non - authentic or a "touristic" restaurant. Also on Christmas night we were 3 people waiting for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: YenicarsI Caddesi No 54 Galatasaray, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 252 8099
Dai Pera situated very close to Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, St. Antoine Church. Dai Pera is a small authentic restaurant presenting home style Istanbul Cusine. The Chef Arzu Gurdamar owns and runs the place and personally approaches and serves the guests explaining her dishes.

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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