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Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Reviewed 28 November 2021

We stopped at this restaurant during our guided tour of Istanbul with recommendation of our guide. We ordered small portions of several dishes and really enjoyed the true flavor of Turkish lunch. If you every head to Kadhikoy during your stay I would highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021 via mobile

Beautiful location , delicious food 😋😋 ( traditional Turkish and Ottoman ) , excellent service and an average prices.. 10/10 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 July 2021

They service the best lamb kebab in Istanbul. Everytime I'm in Kadikoy, I eat there. Not a cheap place, the prices is above average.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 April 2021 via mobile

And I am right 😀, the owner Musa Dağdeviren Bey is from Gaziantep, the gastrocity in Turkey! The cuisine is really delicious and very Gaziantep or Southeastern Turkey taste. I went to enjoy my lunch with DE enigma2007 and his idea to meet in Çiya...Sofrası was superb. I love the vegetarian dolma and mezzeler. Fantasic!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2020

If you want to taste the traditional Turkish cusine this is the best place you must visit. It is situated in the Asian side of Istanbul. You can take a twenty minute boat trip to get to Kadikoey.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

The food is completely traditional and delicately clean. The staff can speak English and are very knowledgable. You cant find such a meticulously designed salad bar anywhere in İstanbul, trust me. There are courses, starters, appetizers, desserts and even salads pertaining to every kind of...Turkish cuisine (Aegean, eastern, etc.) It is less crowded during the week days after 7:00 p.m. You must pay a visit if you are keen on tasting every common type of Turkish delicacy.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2019 via mobile

After a week in Istanbul i can say that the dishes i find in Ciya are impossible to find in other places. For a dinner or a lunch forget kebabs and pitas, and try something different having a trip in autenthic turkish cousine. Menu change...every day. A lot of care in details. Prices: in my experiences, 35€ for two persons for: 4 starters, 3 main course, 2 desserts, beverages at dinner, about 20€ at lunch for a lot of different tasting.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

The place is amazing, the area is beautiful and packed with people. The food was really good as well, but not necessarily special.. We ordered the vegetable kebab and shish kebab, both were really good but a bit over priced in comparison to other areas,...but the ambiance must come at a priceMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

I have been told repeatedly that if one has visiting guests to Istanbul, in particular Kadiköy in the Asian side, this is the place to go. The name is actually Çiya Sofrasi (not Ciya). This time was the second time to this restaurant, famous for...the Anatolian food. Most people opted for the hot table (pre-prepared food in hot trays) rather than ordering from the menu. As usual we ordered too much food, including the Wedding Rice Dome (Perde Pilaf), various stuffed eggplant, grape vine leaves etc. Like the first time, I did not find the dishes better than many other restaurants in Istanbul. But no matter, people still flock to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 17 October 2019 via mobile

Staff is very nice and friendly. But the food...the food is real turkish food. The location is very original, in a nice market where you can feel you are in Istanbul. We enjoy the food and the atmosphere. And yes is a top restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Ciya Sofrasi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4