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Kayikci Restaurant

Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 519 12 17
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for late dinner after Magrib around 9 and it didn't look too busy and food menu pictures looked fab. The wait was terrible- nearly an hour. By that time wife wanted to collapse and we literally sat in silence because we were...More

Thank AL33NA
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

There were many options from the menu that couldn't be prepared because they lacked ingredients. The food and the service were not great, it is highly overpriced. There are other places much more convenient.

Thank Sebastián T
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Must try! Had lunch with my wife and a very good friend. Fish done very well, Kebabs are delicious. Excellent food, best appetizers we had in Istanbul. Impeccable Service and great ambiance. Very near Hagia Sofia, Cistern and the Blue Mosque.

Thank Kiko0419
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my partner after we stumbled upon it accidently. Lovely atmosphere even though it was quiet. The prices are decent for it being a very touristy area. The meals were a really good portion size and the staff more than helpful. We couldn't...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I stayed at the Ambassador Hotel next door and I couldn't have been luckier to have this restaurant so close by. I ate here several times in a week because they food was delicious and the staff were so friendly. The atmosphere of the restaurant...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The mixed grill of seafood is delicious. Fresh fish, not over seasoned and perfectly grilled. The service was excellent. It's a little bit pricey but well worth it.

Thank Maral F
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Warm smile and an open wood fire set a friendly atmosphere among all guests. The food was excellent with something for everyone, including us as vegetarians. We returned after our first visit and noticed that other visitors had done the same. The location is handy...More

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Kayıkci is my all time favourite restaurant. Nice interior to have lunch or dinner on your own/ with family or friends . In the cold season an open fire place keeps you warm, in the warmer months enjoy a table al fresco as this includes...More

Thank Aqua_Risima
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The waiter invited us in our mother tongue and so we decided to take a look at the menu. We weren't disappointed, had grilled calamaris as appetizer and a delicious steak. The service was great. Thanks

Thank traveldalmi
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great Food and lovely service worth a visit! The restaurant is down a small street lined with eateries and we ate there twice because the food and the staff were excellent.

Thank Noosafrankie
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stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 519 12 17
  • E-mail
It resembles a Greek tavern restaurant by the Aegean sea with its white and blue coloured decoration and frescoes on the ceiling. It is located in a cobbled stoned street in Sultanahmet ( oldtown) and offers more than 30 different traditional cold appetizers, hot appetizers and special home made mezes with very fresh seafoods.
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