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Ciya Sofrasi

#77 of 12,346 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 330 3190
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Though the names of the dishes are unfamiliar even for the locals, the taste is always promising. Prices may seem slightly higher but definetely you will not regret. I've been coming to this place for more than 8 years and I love the food here!

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Thank Goksel Dogus O
Tehran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu of this eat place is a little bit different from the other Turkish restaurants. We enjoyed the food so much specially a cuisine made with sour cherry and kofte (Visnely Kofte I think!) which was unique and special for us.

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Thank Ali H
Ioannina, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great, traditional restaurant which has to be tried in Istanbul! My favorites are meatballs with cherry, stuffed intestine, pistachio kebab and a plate from every kind of green that I find at salad bar. Definitely a great experience for the tradional cuisine...

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcomed by the owner as we were part of a food tour - "Food on Istanbul ! " - high expectations and they were meet

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a relative newcomer to Turkish cuisine. Ciya came as a revelation and has made me a convert. At Ciya, you view the available dishes and then tell your waiter which you want to order. It was a difficult choice. My party eventually sampled about ten dishes, each of which, from appetizer to dessert, was sensational. Go! You will... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived years ago in Istanbul when this place was not known at all but for the expert foodies. I used to go every week. Scent has not been lost and I have to say that they even improve themselves. My surprise was to find three Ciya restaurants in the same street but what made me go crazy was the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turkish hospitality starts eating together the any traditional meal. "Çiya sofrasi" is realy good for Ottoman kitchen at Anatolian side of Istanbul. There are so many local originated foods available at daily base menu. It is not possible to find delicous local traditional taste of south east of Anotilia , there are few restaurants which are perfect reputation and well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the Double Tree Moda and looking for a place to eat nearby? I can only recommend that place with traditional Turkish kebap... really delicious! The place is quite crowded, don't go too late!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent several days in Istanbul eating local food, we were looking for something different on our visit to Kadikoy. However, when we got to Ciya we could not resist. And we we'nt disappointed. The traditional dishes had a new flavor, very fresh and a huge selection. The service was friendly and professional.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

C'mon on guys, anyone who had previously experienced genuine Turkish food and hospitality will tell you that CIya are shamelessly taking the piss these days. Speaking Turkish don't help cooks and waiters to be insanely rude, mix orders and overprice the bill. I promised myself no to spend a kurus there anymore. Seriously, this place became a disgrace.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 216 330 3190

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