Fodor's Expert Review Çiya

$$ The Asian Shore Turkish Fodor's Choice

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.

Turkish Casual Lunch Dinner Dessert $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Güneşlibahçe Sok. 43
Istanbul, Istanbul  34710, Turkey


Known For:
  • Innovative cuisine from different regions of Turkey
  • Seasonal ingredients
  • Unique desserts, including candied olives, tomatoes, or eggplant

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