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Ciya Sofrasi

#78 of 12,367 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 330 3190
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Ankara, Turkey
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131 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all the people in the restaurant were mostly looking like regulars. The staff were friendly. The menu had two components: daily specials and the all timers. The food was nice but no need to exaggerate. Kelle paça soup was nice, but the waitor asked me whether i wanted hot (pepper) and garlic, and my soup was too hot... More 

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Dallas
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were brought here by a guide. It's a lokanta and serves delicious home style food. Our lunch at Ciya ended up being one of our best meals in Istanbul. We had about 6 different things. Definitely add this place to your list for Istanbul - I wish we had the chance to go back.

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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is our favourite restaurant in Kadiköy Asian part of Istanbul food is mostly from east anatolian and also vegetable and Kebap recommend to go and test it , no Alcohol and reasonable Prices

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Thank AILMAN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal here during a layover in Istanbul. Top quality food, friendly staff, all round great experience.

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Rome, Italy
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was brought here by local guys and I enjoyed so much the food. Everything was typical and delicious. At a first glance the restaurant can be not that inviting but just walk in, choose your food at the counters and wait for a culinary experience. All the dishes look like prepared by expert hands. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Though the names of the dishes are unfamiliar even for the locals, the taste is always promising. Prices may seem slightly higher but definetely you will not regret. I've been coming to this place for more than 8 years and I love the food here!

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Tehran
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The menu of this eat place is a little bit different from the other Turkish restaurants. We enjoyed the food so much specially a cuisine made with sour cherry and kofte (Visnely Kofte I think!) which was unique and special for us.

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Ioannina, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a great, traditional restaurant which has to be tried in Istanbul! My favorites are meatballs with cherry, stuffed intestine, pistachio kebab and a plate from every kind of green that I find at salad bar. Definitely a great experience for the tradional cuisine...

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Welcomed by the owner as we were part of a food tour - "Food on Istanbul ! " - high expectations and they were meet

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I am a relative newcomer to Turkish cuisine. Ciya came as a revelation and has made me a convert. At Ciya, you view the available dishes and then tell your waiter which you want to order. It was a difficult choice. My party eventually sampled about ten dishes, each of which, from appetizer to dessert, was sensational. Go! You will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?