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Ciya Sofrasi

Guneslibahce Sokak 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 330 3190
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“kebab” (129 reviews)
“turkey” (106 reviews)
“stews” (24 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 2 days ago

An incredible dinner that stimulated the taste, sight and smells. Staff was very helpful in guiding us through the evening's choices. The stuffed artichoke hearts with lamb mincemeat and mint was most memorable.

Thank DEflorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded only by locals and great authentic food! I was told - by that time - that the cousine was kurdish. In any case, it was great of every aspect!!!

Thank Dimitris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place! Ciya has three locations: two on the sea-side of the alley and one across the street, on the land-side, which is where I ate. There's a meze bar where you can fill your own plate and then they charge you by...More

Thank TravellerJack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ciya Sofrasi is an upmarket restaurant neighbouring other similar restaurants in Kadikoy. This place is one of few places we found in Istanbul that served true authentic Turkish cuisine, akin to the food you would at a natives house. The food was beautiful, and definitely...More

Thank IbnBatutah5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there a couple of days ago, the menu is very rich: millions of dishes, kebabs, koftas, stews.... the salad bar is by weight, which I find very awkward!!!! I ordered an eggplant kofta dish and my husband ordered Adana kebab or Kofta,...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 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 6 May 2017 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 4 May 2017

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

Thank Anna5455
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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
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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, Highchairs Available, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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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