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Koy Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Melbourne
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116-136 Cecil St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
512 268-3336
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the night market at the South Melbourne market which was pumping with people. Despite the crowds, the staff at Koy seated us promptly and gave us excellent service without waiting. The staff worked as a team which meant no waiting. The food was delicious, particularly the meatballs. Strongly recommend.

Thank redmonty282
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got a strong double shot with hot water in the side that is not only great taste and with a crema but is also hot! So many places don't hear their cups and by the time you come to drink it it's warm at best. Great work guys!!!

Thank David W
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had a Christmas function at Koy recently, and it was our second time in as many months. The food is pretty good - but quite expensive compared to other similar restaurants, and the service is slow. Inside the restaurant is really loud, and outside tables are subject to duelling musical tastes from the neighbouring restaurants! Overall, it is average,... More 

Thank Simon M
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a quick lunch to refuel and have some time off our feet while spending an enjoyable few hours browsing and gathering goodies from the South Melb. Market. The restaurant was buzzing, wait staff were efficient, friendly and attentive. We ordered piping hot yummy gozleme from the griddles outside and shared a couple of lip-smacking meze dishes. The menu... More 

Thank Navsachi
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is our Thursday night special. It has half price meals including the menu show stopper, a Turkish style mixed grill. This could so easily be a bunch of cheap cuts cooked badly, instead it is a super tasty array of good stuff. There is a fillet of beef, Turkish spicy sausage, chicken and even a lovely cut of... More 

Thank jayinmelb
Stuarts Point, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went here for breakfast on Sunday morning & it was so good.There were different & interesting options on the menu which made it very appealing.The smoked hummus & lamb served on beautiful flat bread was amazing,but everyone was so pleased with their meal choice.They are fairly big serving which was great,plenty of fuel then to do the DFO"S.Staff were... More 

Thank Merl2013
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194 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch on a lazy sunday afternoon..no seats available outside so was offered a table inside..after checking out the menu..we decided to order the mixed grill priced at $55 for two..the platter had lamb n chicken n fish n kofte n sucak sausage n rice n salad..my first thought was this meal was not enough for two..the waitress clearly... More 

Thank Jimmy M
Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love the food here. Very relaxed atmosphere as it's on the outside of the market. The staff are friendly and unobtrusive. The gozleme is to die for! Reasonably priced as well. Highly recommend for a casual bite on a market day.

Thank Stagmouth
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Me and my wife decided to go South Melbourne Saturday market and ended up in Koy when we felt peckish. Oh boy am I glad we did. Sat outside tables, very busy ordered about 5 entry size plates (about 10$ each) to share between two of us plus gozleme when we got the chance we got from gozleme stand, queue... More 

Thank M0thergoose59
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Had a late lunch. We had absolutely delicious homemade hummus followed by feta saganaki cheese with a honey orange marinade then sprinkled with sesame seeds - so creamy and so yum. We then headed outside and grabbed some of the yum thin Turkish bread filled with: 1. Spinach and cheese 2. Chicken and herbs 3. Spiced Mince meat All served... More 

Thank Georgie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116-136 Cecil St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 512 268-3336

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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 South Melbourne

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South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in, a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen utensils completes the scene. Take a break to walk the wide and shady streets and stroll along the Victorian-era heritage terrace houses. But return to the market in time for some paella, simmering in three large frypans on the footpath and served straight onto your plate.
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