Good little place
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 :)
All vegetarian, Impressively hygienic, Nice location