Fodor's Expert Review Çiya
Chef-owner Musa Dağdeviren, who hails from the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, is something of a culinary anthropologist, offering truly unique dishes made using recipes from around Turkey. This restaurant, Çiya Sofrası—the original of the three no-frills branches along the same street—is known for its seasonal meat- and vegetarian-based daily specials that feature unusual flavor combinations. Nearby Çiya Kebap serves top-notch kebabs along with home-style dishes; Çiya Kebap 2 offers just kebabs.
Güneşlibahçe Sok. 43
Istanbul, Istanbul 34710, Turkey
- Innovative cuisine from different regions of Turkey
- Seasonal ingredients
- Unique desserts, including candied olives, tomatoes, or eggplant