How To Get Kadikoy Fish Market Istanbul
Kadikoy Fish Market Things To Do, How To Get There
Known as the City of the Blind, Chalcedon, in the Ancient Greek Legend which tells the foundation of Istanbul, Kadıköy is one of the most beautiful districts of Istanbul.
If you are not one of those tourists who stop by Istanbul for a day only to visit, you should definitely add Kadikoy to your schedule for your second or third day. You can experience shopping like a local in Istanbul’s Kadıköy.
How to get to Kadıköy By Ferry From Sultanahmet or Taksim
There are a few ways to go from Beyoğlu (New Town) or Sultanahmet (Old City) to Kadıköy. The primary method is through a ferry.
In order to go from Taksim (Beyoğlu) to Kadıköy, you need to reach Karaköy-Kadıköy ferry dock and get in a ferry that departs every 20 minutes.
If you are coming from Sultanahmet (Historical Peninsula), you may reach Kadıköy ferry dock in Eminönü and get in a ferry that departs every 20 minutes.
How To Get from Karakoy or Eminonu To Kadikoy By Ferry Map
Kadikoy Fish Market Things To Do, Shopping 2018
Once you arrive in Kadıköy, you can easily walk to Fish Market or Çiya Restaurant which is one of the best restaurants in the Anatolian (Asian) side of Istanbul. You can also visit Tellalzade Street which is a street of antique sellers and Bahariye Avenue by walking. After half a day of tour, you may walk to Moda which is a beautiful neighborhood of Istanbul, famous for cozy cafes near seaside and its ice cream.
Map To Find Kadıköy Market From Ferry Station
Kadikoy Market Daily Life
Şekerci Cafer Erol – Baklava & Turkish Desserts
One of the most popular dessert shop in Asian side of the Istanbul. The shop is so busy that you can hardly find a table to seat.
Sekerci Cafer Erol Shop Kadikoy
Turkish Local Desserts Of Sekerci Cafer Erol
Some More Desserts
Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi – Turkish Coffee Shop
Here is Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, where you may find the best quality freshly grinded Turkish coffee. But we come here not to drink coffee but to purchase it.
Ali Muhittin Hacı Bekir – Turkish Delight Shop Kadikoy Istanbul
When it comes to Turkish delight, Ali Muhittin Hacı Bekir is the place to go. You can visit this oldest Turkish delight shop of Istanbul (since 1777) and taste many different variety of Turkish delights and candies.
Ali Muhittin Hacı Bekir Turkish Delight Shop
Kadıköy Fish Marketplace – Fresh Fish & Vegetables
Fish Market of Kadikoy Opening Around 9:00 a.m. until late evening
Shopping like a local in Kadikoy, Istanbul
Baylan Patisserie – Greek Desserts
Well-established Orthodox families from Istanbul’s Byzantine times still continue to exist. Here is the great patisserie Baylan, famous for its profiterole, which is run by one of the famous Rum (meaning Roman) families.
Kadikoy Street Market Where To Eat Nice Local Food
Tellalzade Street – Antique Shops
This is Tellalzade Street, known as the antique seller street. In this street, you will see small, cute shops selling antiques collected from old Turkish houses.
Kadikoy Street Market Where To Find Antique Shops
Çiya Restaurant – Best Local Food
Here is the best restaurant of Kadıköy, Çiya Sofrası. It is a place where you can find the most delicious local flavors. A delightful Turkish meze buffet and a great variety of Turkish kebabs will be waiting for you.
There is a rich Turkish meze buffet. You may fill your plate with any meze you’d like and the price is calculated according to the weight of mezes you choose. Even filling the whole plate will not cost you much. Mezes are healthy and delicious.
Don’t be surprised by seeing 3 Çiya Restaurants on the same street. It is such a popular restaurant that there are 2 Çiya Kebab and 1 Çiya Sofrası restaurant on the street. Çiya Sofrası focuses on regional flavors. Here you can find hot dishes and mezes. Çiya Kebap is a Turkish kebap restaurant as its name indicates. But the menus in all the three restaurants are the same so it would not matter which one you’d go.
Ciya Sofrasi Restaurant Istanbul – Recommended By New Yorker
Ciya Sofrasi Kebap Restaurant Local Turkish Food Kadikoy
Çiya (Ciya) Restaurant Local Food Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Map To Find Bahariye Avenue & Moda
Kadikoy Bahariye Caddesi (Avenue) – Clothes Shopping Street
When you finish with the Kadıköy‘s marketplace, you may walk up to the Bahariye Avenue to see trendy shops of Istanbul. You may come accross either international brands like Nike, Adidas, Benetton etc. or some local brands like Mavi Jeans, Deriden, Hotiç.
Kadıköy’s Moda – Best Tuskish Ice Cream
You can end your Kadıköy trip with a nice walk through Bahariye Avenue in the direction of Moda neighborhood. Moda is a cozy area to stop for a snack & coffee.
There are nice trendy coffee shops around as well as some local Çay Bahçesi (Cheap Tea Gardens for crowded families). Ali Usta Ice Cream shop is one of the best local ice cream shop around the city.
Hope you enjoy my hometown Kadıköy!
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- Shopping At Spice Bazaar
- Shopping At Grand Bazaar
- Istanbul Touristic Maps
- Istanbul Metro Maps For 2018
- Istanbul Public Transportation Tips
Kadikoy Fish Market Things To Do, Shopping Istanbul Asia Side Bazaar Blog By Serhat