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Kiva Han

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Galata Kulesi MeydanI No:4 Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 292 9898
09:00 - 23:30
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Merelbeke, Belgium
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A bit more pricy than I'm used to in Turkey, but they do serve delicious meals. Really friendly staff. Great view on the Galata tower and all the people who pass by. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Karen D
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is an unpretentious but pleasant place right across from the Galata tower, with a really excellent buffet of specialty small plates from all over Turkey

Thank Andrew L
Auckland, New Zealand
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146 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We had been recommended to come here and were pleased with the recommendation especially as we had only just arrived. The service was prompt and helpful and the food was interesting and tasty. Fantastic location right across from Galata tower and lots going on around the tower to observe over the evening. Recommended.

Thank wahinetoaAuckland
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This was very close to where we were staying and we were told by a local that it was very good. We went on a quite night and the food and service was very good. The clientele was mostly local. Reasonably priced. The most interesting dish was for desert - whole green walnut(including shell) cooked in a heavily spiced syrup... More 

Thank sainttrout
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506 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had a small lunch here, seated at the table just inside the open window. It was a very good location; close to the Galata Tower. But the food was also pretty good.

Thank Looking_for_charme
Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place after watching sunset at Galata tower. Comfortable tables on the square watching life go by. Tried lots of local dishes the staff helped choose ... Minced meat with tomatoe flavoured cous cous was delicious as was the mixed grill . Seemed pretty authentic and the place was full of Turkish folks which was a good sign.... More 

Thank kaister888
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Very delicious egg and sausage plate with lemonade with mint. The sausage was very tasty. Please specify how you want the eggs cooked.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem directly across from form the Galata tower. You can sit inside or outside (outside is obviously better, weather permitting). I was seated within seconds of my arrival. Service was on point I ordered my food (hummus and falafel) and it was literally on the table within minutes. All food is homemade with the freshest... More 

Thank AlexanderfedericoIV
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I had Lamb and eggplant dish that Had almost no lamb in. Small portion. Definitly a one time visit restaurant. Overpriced.

1 Thank norwinha
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

After admiring the Galata Tower, we decided to eat somewhere close. We choose this restaurant and did not regret it! The food can be chosen at the moment (a kind of buffet), where they mount your plate accordingly to what you've chosen. We decided to make a mix of different kind of dishes (vegetables, rice, different kinds of meat...), and... More 

Thank Suzanne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galata Kulesi MeydanI No:4 Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 292 9898

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

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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