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Dondurmaci Ali Usta

#17 of 273 Dessert in Istanbul
#321 of 12,354 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Kadıköy
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Moda Cad. No: 264/A | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 414 18 80
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Istanbul, Turkey
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497 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came all the way here to sample the ice cream which many describe as the best in Istanbul. I found it average, very creamy and flavors lame.

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Thank Corrado_foodpasha
East Sussex England
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have never tasted ice cream like this. Although there was a long queue it moved very fast and even if it hadn't it would have been worth waiting for. So many flavours to choose from.

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Thank Shirley21
Kyrenia
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Ali Usta s place is one of the unique places in Istanbul.They dont have a branch anywhere else. Always people are waiting in line to get served for the ice cream. Highly recommended.

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Thank Sirin S
France
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The best ice cream I never eaten in my whole life. The taste is just marvelous, it s not simple ice cream : it s The Ice Cream. Perfect before a swim in the Bosphorus.

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Thank Thouvenot J
Kanpur, India
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Ali Usta makes the best dondurma in Istanbul- it is flavorful, rich, smooth and amazingly delightful to taste buds. We tried coffee, strawberry, choco chip, cookie- all were very tasty :D Slurp!

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Thank saima-goplaces
Singapore, Singapore
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

2 scoops for 8 lira of fresh ice cream goodness. tried the chocolate and plain flavor. the choc was not rich enough. worth a try if u r around the area. the flavors with nuts are better though like pistachio and almonds. packed with loads of nuts. it's not overly sweet too.

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Thank vonnievonvom
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

this place serves turkish ice cream, it makes a wonderful mid day stop during your stroll of kadikoy. no sampling of flavors, 4TL per scoop (which i found reasonable in USD exchange).

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Thank LL C
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

If you love ice cream, take the pain and reach this shop in kadikoy area. Every step you take to reach there is worth taking. You will be amazed to see variety and quality of ice cream serves. Don't get surprised if you will have to stand in q to place your order.

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Thank suhaib27
Bratislava, Slovakia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Ali Usta is in asian part of Istanbul close to nice Moda park. We tried their ice-cream, though personally I did not like it that much. Maybe it was a bad choice, but what I did not like was that they also had a tutti-frutti flavour and the colour of ice-cream was more artificial than natural...just average

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Walked all the way from Kadikoy metro to Ali Usta, and weren't at all disappointed. Huge variety of ice-creams. Smooth and creamy texture, and definitely not extra sweet and sugary ice-cream. Staff were also friendly and spoke well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moda Cad. No: 264/A | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Kadıköy
  • Neighbourhood: Kadıköy
  • Phone Number: +90 216 414 18 80

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