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Kayikci Restaurant

#109 of 12,368 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Sultanahmet
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Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No. 35, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 519 1217
Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Maral F
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 near Aya Sofia and the tram line.

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Thank Ronald F
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 people watching. Try the variety meze (starters), main course variation is also very diverse and... More 

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank traveldalmi
Noosa Heads
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Verky welcoming waiter who never disappeared for more than a minute, very humorous. Food was very well cooked and well prepared. Recommend this!

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Thank KaMs B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Good friendly service and good food Table on the street to watch the passers by and the traffic trying to negotiate a narrow road. Many deserts from the menu were not available and although we enjoyed everything else we ate I would avoid the baked ice-cream in future

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We got lucky when we randomly found this quaint little restaurant in the tour district of Istanbul around lunchtime (across from Sultan Ahmet Mosque and just up from the Basilica Cistern). We enjoyed an ice cold beer upon sitting down, which was accompanied by delicious olives, feta cheese, and a huge,puffy ,fresh-baked pita bread. We ordered the tagine with bulghur... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

An excellent selection of Mediterranean & Turkish foods. The Aubergine kebab was especially delicious.

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Thank Simon P
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

great food and very king persons I love how they are collective working each specialy Nika!she so nice working and helpfull to all coustemers well done for the business

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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 1217
Description
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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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere 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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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