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Dai Pera Istanbul Cuisine

YenicarsI Caddesi No 54 Galatasaray, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
+90 212 252 80 99
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
29 May 2016
“Amazing food!”
16 May 2016
“wonderful place to eat”
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YenicarsI Caddesi No 54 Galatasaray, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Went there twice during my last visit to Istanbul - the staff are friendly and the food is excellent. I can especially recommend the cold starters.

Thank lisa_emma_h
Reviewed 16 May 2016

the dai pera is the perfect place to escape the loud and busy city and enjoy turkish cuisine. great food and atmosphere, we would go there again and again :)

1  Thank eskaypi
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Tasty food but not much atmosphere because the restaurant was so quiet due to recent events sadly. Nice friendly service and the place deserved more customers.

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

What a great little place with fantastic food. Shrimp to start and then the Turkish equivalent of Tortelloni to follow (which was half way between Italian Tortelloni and Polish pierogi. All served with a smile and great vibe. I expect this place is packed out...More

Thank PeterOuld
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We love going Dai Pera when we are in Taksim. Just to have wine or a beer even we are not eating anything... Meals are delicous, prices are good, service is good, if you want to try traditional Turkish food with great taste add Dai...More

1  Thank Sinem-Murat-T
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

It is my third time in Istanbul and i dare to say that this was the best restaurant i tried ever here. There was no plate that i could say i didn't like. Highly recommended the taboule and the beef stew with aubergine puree. The...More

1  Thank stavroulis
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Recommended by the hotel, we weren´t very surprised by this small restaurant. Once the food was served, we were blown away. The server was cocky and said EVERYTHING was amazing, but it actually was. Traditional turkish food. LOVED IT.

1  Thank Monserrat V
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Cozy awesome restaurant with a very very delicious food ..it s just amazing ❤️definitely I recommend it to all Istanbul visitors like me

Thank Midou82
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

So far the best place I've been for dinner in Istanbul. The place is small and u need to book. The menu is extensive and has Turkish food with strong presence of vegetarian choices. Prices are very reasonable. We had 3 starters (14 tl average...More

1  Thank Joaocravo
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

We came here on Xmas nite and were very disappointed. The place was full of tourists. Service was terrible, just one waiter. The food was boring and not very good. The fava beans were good, but everything else was poor (too much sauce and boring)....More

Thank nycfamilyt2013
Arzu G, Owner at Dai Pera Istanbul Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2016

We are terribly sorry that you were disappointed about our restaurant especially on Christmas evening. We are serving since 6 years at the same place and yes we are preferred by the tourists as well and this does not make us a non - authentic...More

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: YenicarsI Caddesi No 54 Galatasaray, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 252 80 99
  • E-mail
Dai Pera situated very close to Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, St. Antoine Church. Dai Pera is a small authentic restaurant presenting home style Istanbul Cusine. The Chef Arzu Gurdamar owns and runs the place and personally approaches and serves the guests explaining her dishes.
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