Kikero Falafel

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 10 Reviews
Falafel takeout and delivery shop with a few places to sit. Falafel, salads, and sauces are vegan. The toast and desserts contain dairy. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Salad bar, Fast food, Take-out, Delivery, Middle Eastern
Sahkulu Mah Galip Dede Cad Yoruk Cikmazi 5, Beyoglu
Istanbul, Turkey
+902122435070

Open 8am-9pm.

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  • Outdoor seating
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First Review by SG213
guraytezcan
guraytezcan
9

reviews

  • vegan

could be tastier and cheaper, still worth in ist

3 Posted on 12 / 30 / 2013

falafel wrap with hummus is now 9 tl. bad for turkish lira earners, still good for euro/dollar earners.

not the best falafel i have ever tasted, but hey this is istanbul, how many falafel places are there in total? so just go and support this independent small enterprise.

Pros: location, people serving, losts of ingredients
Cons: expensive, nothing special
kaisas
kaisas
1

reviews

  • vegetarian

Delicious!

5 Posted on 11 / 14 / 2013

I truly can recommend this place. Tasty falafels, cheap prices and good lokation.

Pros: tasty and fresh food
Cons: only few seats
mmcgauran
mmcgauran
8

reviews

  • vegan

Amazing falafel

4 Posted on 09 / 17 / 2013

This is a tiny little shop (only one little table inside or a few chairs outside) but makes amazing falafels! The staff have limited English but understand you saying yes and no to different ingredients. They basically just serve falafels (either in a sandwich, wrap or just falafels on a plate). Falafels are cooked fresh when you order. Delicious!


alx
alx
7

reviews

  • vegan

Great for a afternoon snack

4 Posted on 08 / 23 / 2013

The menu is basicly just falafel + something (i'd recommend the wrap), but it's really tasty and cheap (7 TL i think). Also sells sodas and such.
It's a really small place, but the staff is very friendly and also understand us vegans fairly well, which in Istanbul is a really big plus.

They also have no less than 3 super cute cats.

Pros: Lots of cats, Understands vegans, Cheap and tasty
Cons: Lack of seating
Smaik
Smaik
9

reviews

  • vegan

Great!

4 Posted on 08 / 21 / 2013

Small and good falafel! They make vegan falafel but be sure to tell them that you dont want youghurt sauce ;-)! I tried falafel all around the world and this one I will surely remeber!

Pros: Friedl stuff, Good location, Great taste
Cons: Not the biggest falafel in the world ;)
mickeythemystic
mickeythemystic
7

reviews

  • vegetarian

Wow! Fantastic falafel place. No meat served. Super clean.

5 Posted on 06 / 04 / 2013

Near the Galata Tower. Very reasonable, delicious, and clean. Friendly employees.

Pros: Tasty, Reasonable, Clean
xFaBx
xFaBx
3

reviews

  • vegan

BEST FALAFEL IN TOWN

5 Posted on 04 / 05 / 2013

very clean place, very healthy food!
Definitely worthy go there! If you visit the galata tower.

Pros: clean, healthy, not expensive
Cons: small
BradenPollock
BradenPollock
15

reviews

  • vegan

Excellent

5 Posted on 03 / 29 / 2013

When I say this place is tiny, I mean you better hope no one else is eating when you get there or you won't get a table. Order at the counter and keep moving as the food is wrapped to go. Very clean. Friendly woman behind the counter. The falafel was outstanding. Even our carnivore guided loved the food.

Pros: clean, fresh food, good location
Cons: just one small table, you can have falafel or falafel
volkan
volkan
3

reviews

  • vegetarian

Hygienic Falafels

3 Posted on 01 / 21 / 2013

You may associate falafel with middle east and expect to find it as a local staple food in Turkey, but make no mistake, falafel is basically unknown food in this country, especially in the western part. So it has been these type of newly emerging cafes that have been introducing falafel to Istanbul.

If you are used to having falafel in Lebanese or Syrian places, this cafe will surprise you a little bit. The first thing you will notice when you enter that place is that the place is basically spotless. The guy who makes the falafels wears plastic gloves and uses different tools for each food item. He carefully places tomatoes and uses a plastic spatula to spread hummus perfectly around the tortilla bread. Compared to your local labanese guy who puts everything together in thirty seconds and serves your wrap with his bare hands, this will be a different experience. It even made me question that having prepared that carefully if it would taste anything at all. But in fact, it did, it was not the best falafel I ever had and it was a bit dry, but I got a decent falafel and I was happy to be full.

Try the place if you are already around, but probably it is not worth to travel just for that.


SG213
SG213
31

reviews

  • vegetarian

Good little place

5 Posted on 11 / 05 / 2012

Kikero is a new little falafel shop just off the main street going past Galata tower in Istanbul. It's located on a quiet laneway near the upper end of the hill.

The main item on offer is a falafel wrap or sandwich (actually pita bread) with salad. Also you can order just falafels with tahini, special toast (cheese and tomato), or an interesting Tunisian dessert called Assida.

The falafels are pretty good, and the wrap with salad, falafels and dressing is quite tasty and good value for 7TL.
The only thing I would like here perhaps is more hummus or something like that to fill out the flavour a bit more. They do add some tahin sauce however. You can have a tea with your falafel for just 1 TL extra.

The assida dessert is unusual and not Turkish as I first though, but a Tunisian inspired hazelnut and dairy type of pudding. Really worth trying at least once if you're not vegan, and especially if you like hazelnuts :)

One other aspect worth mentioning is the cleanliness of the place, it's apparent when you walk in that the owners take a lot of care in this regard.

There is some limited seating inside and just outside, it's a bit restricted but does the job. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area and need a quick falafel fix :)

Pros: All vegetarian, Impressively hygienic, Nice location
Cons: Limited seating

 

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