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Istanbul - Ciya Sofrasi - a couple of quick questions

c oliver Jan 28, 2013 11:45 AM

Hi. We're going to be in Istanbul for a couple of nights in March and I have a res at Ciya Sofrasi. Their website, in English anyway, is pretty sparse. Could you tell me if they take credit cards? Also what should we expect to pay for a dinner for two? Just want to be prepared. TIA.

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    Piodor RE: c oliver Feb 2, 2013 02:46 AM

    Not sure but most likely. Would try Hamdi. Book table at top floor.

    Hamdi Restaurant
    Rüstem Paşa Mh.
    Kalçin Sk No:17, Fatih, Turkiet

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      gatilgan RE: c oliver Feb 4, 2013 11:09 AM

      If I remember correctly, they take credit cards. I think you should be OK with spending 120 Turkish Lira for 2 people. If you're interested, read my review from my meal from the summer of 2010.

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        c oliver RE: gatilgan Feb 4, 2013 11:38 AM

        Thanks for including the review. Perhaps we should try some place else. I'll do some more reading and would welcome your comments.

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          gatilgan RE: c oliver Feb 5, 2013 11:06 AM

          When you'll be going and which neighboorhood you'll be staying?

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            c oliver RE: gatilgan Feb 12, 2013 11:02 AM

            We'll be there in early March and we'll be in the area of Sehzade Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, and Grand Bazaar. Not looking for anything approaching grand but rather typical Turkish cooking. TIA.

      2. myturkishjoys RE: c oliver Feb 14, 2013 06:32 AM

        Ciya is always one of my favorite spots in Kadikoy! Just went there again about 2 weeks ago and had a Turkish kebab dish cooked with quince! Delicious! I'd say 100 tl max for 2 people if you do the salad bar and select mezes, soup, main course and dessert. I've only paid cash, but I'm fairly sure they take credit cards.

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          c oliver RE: myturkishjoys Feb 14, 2013 08:02 AM

          Thanks for the feedback. The chef/owner sounds so interesting. And I think the ferry ride sounds nice also. Actually I found on Tripadvisor the info that they DO take credit cards.

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