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Ciya Sofrasi

Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 330 3190
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was taken here by a friend from Anatolia, and I absolutely loved the food. I found many options even as a vegetarian. It's for sure the restaurant I liked best in Istanbul. It is very busy and our table was in the street. But...More

Thank concertoitaliano
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is expensive that is the truth however the food is really good and one thing you have to try is their Fig Dessert "incir muhallebisi". All natural - no suggar added

Thank Elif B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long before “New Anatolian” became the fashionable way to eat, there was chef Musa Dagdeviren, who traveled Turkey’s backroads in search of traditional recipes to replicate in his restaurant in Kadikoy. Every food lover visiting Istanbul makes a pilgrimage to taste Ciya Sofrasi’s regional dishes:...More

Thank iConcierge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for an early dinner at 7:00 pm, the food is very authentic. The place is small and cozy. They have something like salad bar where they offer many vegetarian options. However the place is crazy busy thus the waiters barely give u...More

Thank Daniaht
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normal Turkish food, very hot place. They have AC but switched OFF. Menu is terrible and waiters do not speak English. I don't recommend it.

Thank Alhawaj2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant in our previous trip to Istanbul. We decide to go back since we liked it so much. It didn't disappoint us. It was worth taking the ferry from Besiktas just to taste the delicious food. Recommended.

Thank Lorenzo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told by our tour guide that we had to try Ciya. Read the reviews and noted that the later ones were not as good as the older ones but also some hype about the place on searches. Well the food was well below...More

Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible dinner that stimulated the taste, sight and smells. Staff was very helpful in guiding us through the evening's choices. The stuffed artichoke hearts with lamb mincemeat and mint was most memorable.

Thank DEflorida
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Surrounded only by locals and great authentic food! I was told - by that time - that the cousine was kurdish. In any case, it was great of every aspect!!!

Thank Dimitris C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

What a great place! Ciya has three locations: two on the sea-side of the alley and one across the street, on the land-side, which is where I ate. There's a meze bar where you can fill your own plate and then they charge you by...More

Thank TravellerJack
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11 November 2016|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
You can choose from the food on display inside and point!
17 February 2015|
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Response from Meryem I | Reviewed this property |
You are disappointed at Çiya,İ am sorry about it.İ can understand You. İstanbul is a crowd city.every day a lot of people go to eat at Çiya. İ prefer to go there for lunch.,so I can find what I want.,but at night ? I am... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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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