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Çiya Sofrası

Turkish restaurant

Travel Tips

Join a street art tour to learn about the artists and their stories. 1

Follow the colored boulders for an explorative walk through Kadikoy's main attractions. 2

Take a ferry or cruise to explore this unique part of Istanbul split between two continents. 3

Explore the fish market for fresh seafood. 4

Visit the markets for unique finds like Mr. T pajama pants, and don't miss trying local delicacies such as lamacun. 5

Don't miss the chance to taste local delicacies at the seafood market. 6

Sample olives, pastirma, and pickles at a local sarkuteri. 7

Great area for people watching and enjoying Turkish coffee. 8

Explore the area in the evening for the best experience. 9

Enjoy wandering and cafe-hopping. Don't miss the Kadıköy Lighthouse. 10

Introduction

Location

  • 📍 Address: Güneşli Bahçe Sokak 43, Kadıköy, Istanbul, 34710 Kadıköy.
  • 🛒 Market: Located in the vibrant Kadıköy Market, known for its lively atmosphere and variety of food stalls.
  • 🌉 Asian Side: Situated on the Asian side of Istanbul, offering a different cultural experience compared to the European side.
  • 🗺️ Nearby Attractions: Close to other attractions like Beylerbeyi Palace and İskele Camii.

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Menu

  • 🍲 Daily Changes: The menu changes daily based on seasonal ingredients and supply.
  • 🍖 Meat and Fruit: Known for pairing meats with fruits, such as lamb with quince.
  • 🥗 Meze Bar: Features a self-serve meze bar where dishes are weighed and priced.
  • 🌿 Vegetarian Options: Always includes a variety of vegetarian dishes.
  • 📜 No Fixed Menu: Ordering is done by pointing to dishes that catch your eye.

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Unique Dishes

  • 🍖 Lamb Shoulder with Quince: A signature dish featuring lamb shoulder with quince, onion, garlic, and spices.
  • 🌿 Mumbar: Stuffed lamb intestine with lamb, bulgur, onion, and spices.
  • 🍕 Lahmacun: A thin and spicy Turkish pizza.
  • 🍢 Kağıt Kebap: Spicy hand-minced lamb and hot chili pepper kebab.
  • 🍲 Keme: A mushroom found in central and eastern Anatolia, grilled on a skewer.

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Atmosphere

  • 🎶 Vibrant: The atmosphere in Kadıköy Market is electric, with buskers and lively cafes.
  • 🍽️ Casual: Çiya Sofrası is not the fanciest restaurant but offers a memorable dining experience.
  • 👥 Local Feel: The Asian side of Istanbul feels younger and more hip, with contemporary bars and cafes.
  • 🛋️ Seating: Spread out over three locations, with options for indoor and outdoor seating.

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Getting There

  • 🚇 Metro: Take the T1 tram to Sirkeci, transfer to the Marmaray line, and get off at Ayrılık Çeşmesi. Then take the M4 metro to Kadıköy station.
  • ⛴️ Ferry: Take the T1 tram to either Eminönü or Karaköy, then take a ferry to Kadıköy.
  • 🗺️ Directions: From Kadıköy metro station or ferry terminal, walk to Muvakkıthane Caddesi, then turn right on Güneslibahce Sokak.

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Contact Information

  • 📞 Phone: +90 216 330 31 90
  • 🌐 Website: ciya.com.tr
  • 📧 Email: [email protected]
  • 📍 Address: Caferaga Mah. Güneslibahce Sk. No:43 Kadiköy – Istanbul, Turkey

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Travel Information
📞   Phone: +90 216 418 51 15
🌐   Website: http://www.ciya.com.tr/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Caferağa, Güneşli Bahçe Sok, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Türkiye
🔗   Profiles: Instagram

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