Hipster Asian Side /Walking&Street Food

Kadıköy, Turkey

Experience hosted by İrem

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Turkish

What you'll do

!!!All of my tour is outside so we can less worry about Covid.
!!! This is NOT a professional tour in which only historical information is delivered. It is an airbnb experience in which you will feel the area from the eyes of a local (me:)

Kadıköy is the name of the neighborhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, is the cultural and art center of the Asian side of Istanbul.
We will meet in Kadıköy and will be using Nostalgic Tram to see around. We will be tasting great street foods (mussel dolma, fried mussel, kokoreç, Turkish beer) in Kadıköy open bazaar where locals eat and shopping (optional). Then I will show you murals, hidden cafes, bars, antique flea market, historical neighbourhoods and local life by walking. I am a sociologist so I can inform you about Turkish people and society. I am interested in photography so I will show you the best spots for photography in Kadıköy. Hope you will like the tour and feel like local :) See you

**Please contact me for your available dates for this tour and I arrange it if I am available!
**In Turkey, street food is mainly red meat or sea food so if you are vegeterian we will buy vegeterian food from kadıköy bazaar.
** The tour ends in Moda neighbourhood, I will help you (ferry schedules,etc) to find your way back your accomodation.
!!!All of my tour is outside so we can less worry about Covid.
!!! This is NOT a professional tour in which only historical information is delivered. It is an airbnb experience in which you will feel the area from the eyes of a local (me:)

Kadıköy is the name of the neighborhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, is the cultural and art center of the Asian side…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Turkish Tea or Coffee
  • Equipment
    Hand sanitizer

Meet your host, İrem

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 100 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I am İrem. I am working as a sociologist in an international company dealing with social responsibility projects and volunteering. I am passionate about music and interested in making a rock music broadcast in an internet radio. I am deeply in love with Istanbul and feeling lucky to live especially in Kadıköy. My motivation to make this tour is to meet great people like you and share experiences. I think we are not just sightseeing but touring between our souls:)
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Where you'll be

Kadıköy Open Bazaar
Antique Street (Flea Market)
Moda (Historical Neighbourhood)
Seaside
Moda Tea Garden
Churches (optional)

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 100 reviews.

Lutz
January 2022
Irem is a super nice and friendly host. The street food tour is great, and even for picky participants like me (neither like seafood nor intestines) there is always an alternative. there is Turkish coffee and Turkish delight and there is even a chance to buy various stuff from the market. I enjoyed it and I recommend it to anyone.
Kasey
January 2022
She was a wonderful host, very nice and easy going. I was hoping for more storytelling and historical information. We all met at the ferry dock in Kadakoy, then took the tram and walked around for a few hours. But the tour ended far from the dock and I had to walk 25 minutes back to the ferry. I thought that the tour would end where we started. Coffee was included in the price but not the tram ride, ferry, or lunch. It was a nice experience but it could be structured better.
MaryAnn
December 2021
A great experience. What we got to see I wouldn't have ventured off to see on my own, which would've been unfortunate. Irem was a wonderful guide, very informative and warm. I had such a relaxing and wonderful day! Thanks Irem!
Suet Jing Jane
December 2021
irem is super friendly and knowledgeable in the that area. Also it felt like meeting up with an old friend. I have enjoyed my tour with her and she made it very easy for us tour around . I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wishes to know more about Kadikoy :) thank you again
Christopher
December 2021
irem was a great guide. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the area. And thanks to her insight I prefer to stay on the Asian side of Istanbul for my next trip there.
Russell
November 2021
We had a great time with Irem walking around the "Asian" side of Istanbul. She is an excellent host and communicator. You feel as if you're walking around the neighborhood with a long friend.

Choose from available dates

4 available

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Comfy Travel Clothes
Cash (Turkish Lira) for street foods
Umbrealla (If it is rainy)
Hat (in summer)

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.