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Seafood, Turkish, Mediterranean, Healthy
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Waterfront
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

normal food, normal service, overpriced. Regular fried fish, one Levrek fish considered 2 meals. 950tl for 2 glass of medium wine. cozy place but no doubt crazy bill for a normal meal.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Excellent local cook-to-order fish and seafood restaurant. Attentive service and moderate prices. There, the local wine list is extensive to go with the meal. The waiting staff is well-trained to debone and serve the food at the table.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Very delicious and good food . The service was very good. the fish was daily. the service was good as well.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

They have different price menu, for different people.. please read carefully! Never recommend this place!!😶

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2023 via mobile

Excellent and very fresh seafood, alert and friendly waiters, willingness to cook according to the special wish of the customer, well-tended ambience, cultivated customers. Very nice place with excellent seafood. Hopefully we will come again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2022

Great hospitality, great atmosphere, delicious and healthy food, personal attitude to every client. It was like this in May 2022, it was the same in July 2022. We will visit it again for sure!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022

We are visiting this restaurant since almost 35 years and they never change delicious taste of their mezze and sea foods. We always feel in our family with my close friends . Or we invite our visitors from abroad ... They always improve their style...and quality ...More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

This 50 years old traditional seafood and fish restaurant under the carefully management of Mr.Yorgi is the best place to have lunch or diner. Delicious "meze"s are in rich choice and fresh. You can select from various wild fishes from Bosphorus. Of course a bottle...of "Raki" or wine is not to be missed. As desert you can taste the best "Chocolate soufflé " in town. The service is quick and waiters friendly, especially mr.Macit.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

One of the classic fish restaurants. Italian style. Spotless service, all fresh fish and ingredients. And.. pricey. But worthy of visiting with those praising good fish and wine/raki.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

I have never expericed this kind of attitude in any other restaurant. Ther were sistematically putting dirty dishes from other tables on my table while I was still at the table eating or drinking my coffee. The fish menu has no prices so I avoided...ordering something from this category just to avoid surprises. I had one piece of grilled squid with fried zucchinies and one cofee. They also have some kind of tax that no one tells you about when you enter the restaurant. I have the sensation that it varies very much. So I had what you see in the picture, and payd 80 TL. Food was tasty but I would't come here again.More

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

We have been to KiYi half a dozen times so much so it has become a ritual of our every visit to Istanbul. Without any doubt it is also our favorite fish restaurant. The menu has not moved an iota over the years but trust...me why should they need to change? Fresh fish in season like Hamsi Lufer & Mullet from the Bosporus cooked in the simplest way to show off freshness, sans any of the nouveau gimmicks .. voila what more does one need? I love their Mezze especially the baby octopus in a light lemon juice and oil dressing to wake your taste buds. As for fish what can I say ask for whatever is in season and leave the rest to the chefs who know best. That said the 3 mentioned earlier can do no wrong .. especially the Mullet .. a winner that never fails. Expensive? Yes in the broader context but it is well worth the money in my view. Raki is the drink by the way forget your obsession with white wines and seafood. It is slightly out of the way going north between the 2nd & 3rd bridge but a drive along the scenic Bosporus, even in traffic, is always a bonus. BTW we have never been to KiYi for lunch but that busy harbor on a sunny day must be another plus. This one is not to be missed.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 October 2019

Food is 5 star.Service is very good .Service crew doesn't exaggarate their service attitude to seem better and more proper.Menü is well studied and simple..Dont expect extravagant dishes.. Classical, tested for years, no surprise...Delicious. Ready to pay the price for fame and nice food .

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2019

We were pulled into the restaurant by the waiters. We were 5 people. they gave us menus with no prices on. we bought two fishes and 4 sides dishes. Our bill was 1,600 TL. a 265 TL (20%) were added as tax, when we enquired...about the tax we were told it should be 8% only. Service was average, iggerant waiters and a very expensive food. It cost more than £40/person. I'd never recommend this restaurant to anyoneMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

Very expensive TL 120 for one portion of fish TL 50 for VERY small portion of octopus salad TL 11 cover charge for stale bread Tl 461 for three of us with no drinks at all !!! Would not recommend at all

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

Food quality was average, price was expensive, taste was good , service was average, ambiance was good. Tapas was above the average.

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4