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Kiyi Restaurant

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Kefelikoy Caddesi 126 | Tarabya, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 262 0002
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish very fresh and very well cooked.. . Starters are very nice too especially the shrimps with mushrooms and green papers just delicious.. . The sides next to fish are a little on the light side... But overall very good experience overlooking the marina... staff are very polite and courteous but definitely English is a major challenge...

Thank Ahmed E
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was taken here on a business dinner by someone who has been coming here for years. and I found it to be a perfect neighborhood restaurant. Warm and familiar with nearly everyone who walked in on a quiet Monday night greeted like an old friend. We had outstanding mezzes along with achingly fresh and perfectly cooked fish. Comfortable, clean... More 

Thank mpk17
Istanbul, Turkey
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512 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Great view of Tarabya bay, at lunch terrace was empty. Cold mezes average except for the beans and eggplant salad. Great hot starter of sardines wrapped in vinegrape leaf. Remarkable grilled bonito although i was not offered any side dish. Reasonable prices @foodpasha

1 Thank Corrado_foodpasha
Doha, Qatar
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865 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We booked a full day tour to Prince Island. After lunch, went for Kiyi Restaurant. Nice and friendly staff. Warm welcome. Tried Kunafa, cappuccino, Turkish coffee and lemon juice. Nice view to the sea.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I think it is by far the best seafood restaurant in Istanbul. The owner is always there, always overseeing that everything runs perfectly, the custormers are served well and everybody is happy. They cook fish so well and there is this one thing that they serve with grilled fish it is awesome; boiled potatoes, with olive oil, lemon zest and... More 

2 Thank Nicky_Roy_G2
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We went on a Saturday night in a fairly large group. The food was great - I would recommend the patlican (aubergine) and squid. There were no menus which might be a little tough for foreigners who do not speak Turkish. The food was excellent although the service was very slow. The waiters were initially very attentive, topping up water... More 

1 Thank Globe T
Istanbul, Turkey
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We have been there for lunch. As a starter, we had mixed meze platter including a succulent octopus but we found the portions tiny. Maybe go for only fried calamari for starter. For the main, I had a tasty grilled sea bream. Overall the service was unfriendly and the place was a bit overpriced. Not sure if I am willing... More 

1 Thank atravelbugfromlondon
Ghent, Belgium
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Tasty, fresh, good service and a beautiful view... What more do you want? The mezze starters include grilled peppers and homemade calamares. For mains, try one of the whole grilled fisch, whit just a touch of lemon, pure and just how the sea ment it to be.

Thank ACT-012
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Never go to this restaurant which charges you 25% mandatory tips without notifying you about it first. We went there for the view and the staff just wanted to sale us the most things possible for really average meal. We complained to the restaurant owner and end up paying 10% tips but this restaurant and the staff don't deserve any!... More 

3 Thank Kyle B
South Africa
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181 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is a really terrific seafood restaurant. We had meze style starters - cold and hot. The calamari was particularly delicious. Two fishes and a fresh tasty fruit and ice cream desert. It was fresh and tasty - not too heavy which was a nice change from the usual business dinner. The location is lovely - on the sea.

Thank CathrynSouthAfrica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kefelikoy Caddesi 126 | Tarabya, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 262 0002

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