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“Delicious Turkish food”
Review of Ciya Sofrasi

Ciya Sofrasi
Ranked #80 of 13,594 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious Turkish food”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

The best food I had during my stay in Istanbul, wonderful Ciya "cheese" kebabs and we loved all the appetizers and main dishes we ordered.

Visited June 2014
Thank Cynthia73
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Farmingdale, New York
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not worth the price!!!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We went here for dinner based on the great reviews but it was really not worth the price. We spent $76 for 2 salads and 5 dishes. They based everything on weight and some of the dishes were heavy so it was nice to take a ferry to go here but I would not recommend based on the food.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank cszlaien
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Jaipur, India
Level 6 Contributor
597 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“A good recomendation”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We had a lovely lunch here. They have self service buffet for lunch and across the street in another of their restaurants one
can order the kebabs which are delicious.

Visited June 2014
Thank syan0vich
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Went to see whether it was worth the hype”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Having planned to spend a few hours in Kadikoy, this quickly made it to the list of places to try given all the reviews. Easy to find. We thought we explained what we wanted by pointing at items and saying a bit on 1-plate, but what we got was 8 separate dishes which didn't fit on our table, we even asked to cancel one as they had doubled up. The meze plates aren't big. Their standout dishes were the meatballs with crab apples that had a hint of cinnamon, their version of dolmades and their kibbe ( koftas ) . We would give the artichoke with lamb cubes and their lamb stew a wide miss. We were genuinely stunned to see that our bill came to 97 Turkish Lira for 7 meze plates. This was Kadikoy not Bebek. Perhaps we have been spoiled by our experiences of amazing Lokantasas in and around Taksim Square and Galata where one gets generous portions but for the quarter of the price. Would not rush back as it wasn't the highlight meal in Istanbul for us. Wouldn't quite say it was Average, would have rated this as a Good rather than Very Good

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank VTK8
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great mezze on the asian side”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Great mezze and delicious donner in the middle of the Kadakoy market. The mezze buffet was a wide and fresh selection. You pay-by-weight, so ensure to sample wisely then engorge yourself on what you really enjoy. The main dishes on the other side of the buffet are amazing and of generous quantity. The meats are set-price. The chefs are quite helpful in explaining the main dishes. You can sit outdoors to enjoy your meal with an Efes or a glass of local wine in the midst of the market which is a truly local experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank mraidfso
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