Kadıköy Çarşısı
Kadıköy Çarşısı
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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  • Mary W
    Florida7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Asian side of Istanbul
    A visit to Istanbul is incomplete without a visit to the Asian side. Kadikoy market is on the Asian side of the city. Kadikoy market is the place where the locals buy sweet, pickles, coffee, fish, olives and cheese.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 11, 2024
  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,646 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A real market
    This market is so much nicer than those touristy ones on the European side. Relaxed and good prices without all the tourist rubbish. We had some balık ekmek (fish salad rolls) and bought our lokum (Turkish delight). A great place to wander. Easy to get here by ferry and only ł25.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easiest visit to the Asian side of Istanbul
    This site was recommended by our guide but we travelled there independently. It is the easiest sector of Istanbul to visit on the Asian side, readily accessible by ferries from Karakoy and Eminönü. It is primarily a produce market and we didn't find many shops with touristy souvenirs. There seems to be some nice restaurants and bakeries. When were were there we saw many advertisements and vans for the upcoming local elections. If is this is your only chance to visit the Asian side of Istanbul then I recommend it.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 2, 2024
  • 42Nina
    Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much more chilled and less expensive than the other side of the Bosporus
    The market here is a feast for the eyes as well as the belly. After a few days being totally hounded and hassled, Kadikoy was a perfect antidote to the crowds and hard sell of Sultanahmet, not to mention, much cheaper. The atmosphere is much more relaxed than the other side of the water & we ended up staying into the evening to check out the restaurants and bars that abound the little cobbled streets. I would definitely recommend a visit to this lovely neighbourhood
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
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Mary W
Florida7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A visit to Istanbul is incomplete without a visit to the Asian side. Kadikoy market is on the Asian side of the city. Kadikoy market is the place where the locals buy sweet, pickles, coffee, fish, olives and cheese.
Written January 11, 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,075 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Business
Small compared to the markets on the European side. Mainly a fish market with vegetables and a few other items. Less busier and you can browse in peace! Not that exciting unless you want fish but worth ten minutes or so.
Written October 31, 2021
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A_Shifayet
Dhaka City, Bangladesh563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I had visited Kadikoy area only for couple of hours. I came from European side (Old city Istanbul) through Sahir Hatlari cruise/ferry/boat. Enjoyed roaming around the carsisi with a large Starbucks coffee :-)

I had also visited Bagdat street, MMM Migros market at Caddebostan. Right beside this super shop, enjoyed the view of Marmara sea from a park near this supershop.

I've used Marmaray while returning back to Old city from Kadikoy.
Written January 25, 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Its an authentic market experience with farm produce and some of the freshest seafood I've ever had. It has plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants to chose from. Has a great night time vibe as well. I found this better than the grand bazaar as its so much more authentic. A great place to spend some time getting some local culture.
Written October 7, 2020
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Pinar D
Istanbul, Türkiye158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is another sight I would like to visit and experience to follow the updates. There are do many old shops (permanent) as well as new ones. I love eating and drinking new and old / regular tastes. It is one of the places that you can enjoy and treat yourself.
Written January 24, 2020
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This market is so much nicer than those touristy ones on the European side. Relaxed and good prices without all the tourist rubbish. We had some balık ekmek (fish salad rolls) and bought our lokum (Turkish delight). A great place to wander. Easy to get here by ferry and only ł25.
Written April 9, 2024
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moses2
Los Banos, CA182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Istanbul: Great place to visit, lots to see and do, great people, food, historical sites and shopping for those who love it. Easy to get around, airport bit of hassle due to size etc but otherwise well worth your visit. Tip watch some of the zillion you tube videos on getting around, dinning, shopping. I found some great advice.
Written May 3, 2023
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TrWorldTraveler
Bloomington, IN6,871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
As a native of Istanbul, I can say over the years, we lost some of the great food markets because of the changes in the city. However, Kadikoy Carsisi is still one of the best food market where you can find the freshest and the most delicious fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, appetizers, deserts. Love also to buy freshly baked bread and cookies right at the bakeries, eat fried mussels @ mercan, buy pastries @beyaz firin, appetizers @ecevitler, eat special meatballs @inegol koftecisi, have a coffee break or eat the kup griye @baylan...
Written July 31, 2018
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Vinicius F R de Souza e Silva
Rio de Janeiro, RJ73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Many reviewers pointed out Kadıköy is a must visit, it's better, more authentic, less touristy and cheaper than the city "center" of Taksim and the Historical Peninsula on the European side. Except that Kadıköy *is* itself a true "center" of Istanbul, with its powerful, assertive spirit of Kemalist secularism and freedom, it's up-and-coming hipster atmosphere, a perfect counterpart and the twin beating Heart on the Asian continent of this only transcontinental metropolis on Earth.

Staying on the European side and crossing the Bosphorus by ferry is a superb experience, but I don't just recommend a visit. Add a few days to your Istanbul trip and stay on the Asian side (visiting Europe by ferry!) at least a third of the time to properly explore the endless marvelous fresh fish restaurants, confectioners/chocolatiers, cafes, indie pubs, beer factories and burger houses, nightclubs, of Kadıköy, as well as its elegant, classy, romantic and quieter southern neighborhood of Moda (means "Fashion").

I'm especially fond of the authentic Eastern Anatolian cuisine at Çiya Sofrası, fried mussels and kokoreç at Mercan, pubs at lovely Şemsiye Sokak (Umbrella Street) cheap and fresh delicious fish sandwich at Marmara Balık evi, Banko Burger indie burgers, the enchanting tranquility and sea views of Moda Çay Bahçesi tea house, having a romantic dinner with views of Old Moda Pier, and too much else to list here.

While you're staying on the Asian side, make sure to visit Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, the iconic and romantic 2400-year-old Maiden's Tower on the sea, Şemsi Ahmet Paşa Mosque by the sea, and the massive Çamlıca Mosque, one of the largest in the world, all in historical conservative Üsküdar district north of Kadıköy.

Istanbul is the most diverse, deepest ancient megalopolis on Earth and you haven't experienced it if you skip the Asian side, in particular its "twin Heart" Kadıköy.
Written March 3, 2020
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Lobna F
Cairo, Egypt143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Kadikoy is to Istanbul what Brooklyn is to NYC... it is the hipster, chic, quaint and less touristic part of the city. The market place is wonderful to wander around and feels waaaaay more authentic than the European side of Istanbul. In general, this is a beautiful area and the food and shops and views cannot be beaten.
Written September 17, 2018
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