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Kanaat Lokantasi

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Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 341 5444
06:30 - 23:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Greatest sweets in istanbul. Friendly staff. Not a tourist restaurant. More local people eat here. Although it is a bit far from the european side, it is worth it to take the ferry here

Thank Anca M
Istanbul, Turkey
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Delicious food in a friendly atmosphere. Their icecream is the perfect finish to a wholesome meal - don't forget to ask for mastik flavor that is usually not mentioned among flavors they serve!

Thank karpuz1983
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

A hidden gem in the heart of Uskudar, Kanaat Restaurant offers Ottoman cuisine in its most authentic and unpretentious nature. Uskudar is a ferry ride across the Bosphorus. I personally think Uskudar is the place in Istanbul left to embody mystery, intrigue and romance which left most of the city's other districts. If you can have a gaze at the... More 

Thank Nihal A
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280 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

We have been in this traditional Turkish home style restaurant for many times. Location Kanaat Restaurant located in the center of Uskudar. It's conveniently located in the Asia side of Istanbul. Food Olive oil choices are excellent, in house Kanaat is the ice cream is great, sweets are delicious. All sorts of meat, vegetables, rice, soups and vegetable dishes with... More 

1 Thank adnanmordeniz
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

If you want to eat traditional Turkish food visit this restaurant.. Traditional turkish home foods..sweets and others.. Take the taste..

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Me and my family are their customers since the end of 1970's. Since then I never ate at Kanaat an unpleasent meal. Everytime when I visit Kanaat I found good food and good service.Specially their olive oil choices are excellent but the star at Kanaat is the ice cream which I believe the best in the world. Kanaat is a... More 

Thank Haluk70
New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

Quick ferry ride and short walk through a bustling neighborhood to Kanaat Lokantasi. Comfortable, welcoming restaurant where families, dating couples and enterprising tourists happily chow down on an abundant array of home-style dishes, very reasonably priced and generously portioned. Order beautiful vegetable dishes and salads at one counter, meats at another, rustic sweets at a third, and your dinner will... More 

2 Thank Laura M
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

One of the best places to enjoy Turkish cuisine in Istanbul. Must try olive oil appetizers, hunkar begendi and different desserts. Payable only in cash. Always full with domestic and foreign tourists.

Thank Behlul N
Bandirma, Turkey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

this is one of my favourite restaurants in istanbul. If you are looking for something real and local this is the adress. they serve so many different dishes, colds, hots, deserts, ice creams, meats, vegetables etc.. one of the oldest restaurants as well.. probably they serve for a century.. If you are staying in taksim or sultanahmet, take a boat... More 

1 Thank mrhdmrhn
Istanbul, Turkey
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29 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Visited Kanaat Lokantasi maybe 100 times over the years. Affordable traditional Turkish food is served here. Last weekend I was treated so rudely by the waiter while taking orders. I will not be going back to that place again. If you are a tourist visiting Istanbul there are much better places to visit for taste. I would recommend Borsa, Hunkar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Selmanipak Caddesi 9, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Uskudar
  • Neighbourhood: Uskudar
  • Phone Number: +90 216 341 5444

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

Staying in Uskudar

Neighbourhood Profile
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighbourhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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