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Ciya Sofrasi

Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 330 3190
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“turkey” (106 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ciya is well known & established Kadikoy restaurant. The food is typical Turkish but their are several dishes made from the Hatay region. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Service is fast and efficient. There is no beer or alcohol available. There are many places...More

Thank ChristineY1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by friends and travel guidebooks as a must try when crossing over to the Asian side, but we found the quality of the food rather underwhelming. It wasn't bad, just rather plain tasting. We had the Ciya kebab, which was...More

Thank isaacl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was tasty, but service was inattentive, hurried, sometimes unavailable. The artichoke dish is excellent, as is the stuffed onion.

Thank Anna5455
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an expensive restaurant for most of the locals and I won't eat here normally. But I sometimes have to eat here with my foreign colleagues from Europe. As it's kind of popular for tourists. They have local traditional food but the staff is not...More

Thank BayramErk
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It was my first time ever to try an Anatolian cuisine. In fact to be honest I had never heard of such a cuisine before. The cuisine as usual begins with a starter but the difference is that you can select your starters from a...More

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Food quality is good compared to other restaurants in Istanbul I have had a meal in, but the service is terrible and the staff can not handle three tables at the same time. We had to ask four times for a cup of tea and...More

Thank Nasrin N
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Returned to this place on my recent holiday to Turkey. The donner really is a high quality work of art. The meat is so succulent and we'll cooked and is served with rice, bread, cherry tomatoes and thin slices of potatoe. They sell out pretty...More

Thank K77SHC
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was our go-to restaurant whenever in Kadikoy. So we had 3 meals (lunch & dinner) and all were really good. I liked their special herb juices, grilled meat in general was extremely good. And the Anatolian lamb-head soup was great.. just make sure you...More

Thank jirsheid
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If you're in Kadıköy and you're looking for some brilliant local food, this is your best bet. Sitting amidst thousands of other restaurants, this one simply takes the cake. Pick up a plate and indulge in the beautiful cold mezzes.... you pay for them by...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Kebaps or different meals from different parts of Turkey available. Herbs and vegetables are bought from the city where they grow and cooked according to its season. Salads, different kinds of soups and kebaps! They are both healthy, tasty and prices are quite normal. Different...More

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Hi , I was here(Ciya sofrasi) but I didn't know how to order to have salads and ... and staff didn't say anything ! just I ordered soup because in their menu I didn't see any meze ... I'm wondering how shall I order next time to have salads meze ... ?
11 November 2016|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
You can choose from the food on display inside and point!
What happened on Saturday night? You took our booking, but there was almost nothing left on the menu. We had some meze - which were not out of the ordinary - paid and left. Very sad not to have experienced the amazing cooking we had been promised.
17 February 2015|
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Response from Meryem I | Reviewed this property |
You are disappointed at Çiya,İ am sorry about it.İ can understand You. İstanbul is a crowd city.every day a lot of people go to eat at Çiya. İ prefer to go there for lunch.,so I can find what I want.,but at night ? I am... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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