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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” (115 reviews)
“kebab” (184 reviews)
“stews” (25 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
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 5 days ago

Traditional turkish food at a good price in the center of Kadikoy. The rice in pastry and soups are a must.

Thank Edu V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Çiya is THE place where I say "ok, let's go" always without hesitation. The menu is changing according to the season and almost every day. You can find there for everyone something. Mostly serving the south east and Antakya cuisine; but you can also eat...More

Thank burcayc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome selection of traditional foods Good quality and value for money. In addition to the Sofrasi menu you can order from the sister kebab restaurant across the walkway.

Thank Ashraff C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

be it the "original" Ciya or be it the Kebab restaurant on the other side of the street (actually, there are two of them), they are the first places I visit when in Istanbul. When there in wintertime, try to slow cooked meat with quince,...More

Thank HansM1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should not be missed on any trip to Istanbul. There is an amazing variety of mezes, all delicious, and the service is friendly, helpful and attentive.

Thank wendyws
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with mu husband and it was our third visit to istanbul We ordered 5 or more dishes , all of them were amazing and it was one of the best traditional restaurants we have been at. Highly recommended.

Thank Sama S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ciya is one of my favorite restaurants in Istanbul. I would travel to Kadiköy just for this specific restaurant. They have traditional turkish food on a high level, prepare on big pots, for reasonable prices. The waiter asked to a poor looking guy from the...More

Thank Amrabat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was referred to this establishment and it did not disappoint. Sampled a wide variety of local and regional cuisine that tantalised the taste buds. Fresh, tasty, and filling. You pay by the portions/weight that you choose. So I was quite liberal and adventurous. The standout...More

Thank LimG19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were referred here by several Turkish friends of ours, unaware of his profile on Chef's Table until after the meal. Surprising because compared to most restaurants profiled, Ciya is absurdly unassuming. The food was as colorful visually as it was tasteful. A confluence of...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Little place in the Asian part of the city, in this restaurant you can find many traditional (and delicious) dishes. The only issue is about the tea, probably not the best of the city but don't worry in this place you can find many and...More

Thank AdrianoTorri
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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 celikp | Reviewed this property |
No restaurant in Turkey serves “haram” food because it’s a Muslim country. Therefore you don’t even think about whether the food served at Ciya Sofrasi is halal.
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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: 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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