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Ciya Sofrasi

Caferaga Mahallesi, Gunesli Bahce Sk. No: 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 330 31 90
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“turkey” (112 reviews)
“kebab” (179 reviews)
“stews” (25 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Caferaga Mahallesi, Gunesli Bahce Sk. No: 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was extremely recommend but we find it not so special. Good food and good prices but nothing extraordinary. The staff was ok. Nice central location in Kadikoy.

Thank sariemme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime we come to asia region of istanbul we eat in here. This time we tried cia kebap and of course visne kofte which is a stew containing sour cheries and meatballs. Cia kebab is sililar to beiti kebab in europe region of turkey. Next...More

Thank Beh N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a delight. We ate like kings for 180TL (inclusive of hefty tip). The stuffed dates, weigh and pay salad, kofte and babaganush kebab were particular highlights. The waiting staff were attentive without being obtrusive. Thoroughly recommended!

Thank Nima T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ciya Sofrasi is a must go restaurant if you are visiting Istanbul. Food is phenomenal and very unique. Turkish cuisine is very rich and Ciya is a great example of Turkish cuisine. Can't wait to go back!

Thank cemilovich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place I would suggest to everyone who’s visiting the Asian side for the first time. It’s a great way to try different dishes. The prices aren’t cheap, but it’s worth it.

Thank Cemre E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went from Sultanahmed to Kadikoy just to eat at this famous restaurant. One of the staff explained to me all the dishes in the buffet area, one by one. You could tell they are very nice and friendly. The food was good, and the...More

Thank Irin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are ate here twice. The first time we had some of the home cooked stews and vegtable dishes, all were delicious and well spiced without overcoming the flavour. The second time we eat across the strret at their other restaurant and had kebab. The...More

Thank aquabell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend who used to live in Istanbul told me about this place and it didn’t disappoint! It has a great selection of vegetarian appetizers that you buy by weight (I got a whole plate for only 13 lira) on one side and delicious meat...More

Thank Natalia B
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Ciya is very famous on the Asian side of Istanbul. Once you happen to be at Kadıköy, it feels like a must to have lunch or dinner here. However, it's just an ordinary kebab house, with ordinary dishes, ordinary service and ordinary ambiance. It really...More

1  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We got here by taking the ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul. Here the salads and Mezzes are awesome, as are the lamb kebabs which are cooked on charcoal.

Thank andrewdixon78
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Juan E
18 March 2018|
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Response from Rim D | Reviewed this property |
no need to make a reservation bit try to come before 7 or 8 pm because it's getting easily crowded, I don't know if they take cc
8 December 2017|
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Response from Bill&Carl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I haven't thought about that because I don't eat meat. Turkish food is awesome and has lots of options for vegetarians.
10 November 2016|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
You can choose from the food on display inside and point!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: Caferaga Mahallesi, Gunesli Bahce Sk. No: 43 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Kadıköy
  • Neighbourhood: Kadıköy
  • Phone Number: +90 216 330 31 90
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