Sabri Köz said the following about Çiya: 'The adventure of Çiya is actually a journey from a modest kebab shop to a world of food woven with enthusiasm, research and love.
Çiya... Like its name, it evokes high mountain tops and mountain flowers. A 'Sofra' with the brand name 'Çiya' was born from this home, which used to be visited only for a good kebab and a good lahmacun, and where even those who knew the name could only learn what it meant by asking. A second specially designed 'kebab shop' has recently joined this richness. Three Çiya's just a few meters away from each other...
In these places in Kadıköy Fishermen's Bazaar, you will find a rich cuisine that comes from the wisdom and cuisine of Çiya, or more precisely from the hands of its 'food engineers', Ms. Zeynep and Mr. Musa, and that takes us on a tour of 'a vast geography stretching from Mesopotamia to the Ottoman Empire, from the Balkans to the Caucasus, from Asia to the Arabian Peninsula'.
'I think Çiya's is not just a shop, but a research and application center...'
Çiya Sofrası was founded by Musa Dağdeviren in 1987. Çiya is famous for serving the forgotten and lost flavors of Anatolia. Although Çiya defines its culinary culture as Southeastern and Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine, there are many dishes from Azerbaijani, Georgian, Turkish, Arab, Armenian, Ottoman, Assyrian, Seljuk, Jewish cultures in accordance with the traditions, customs and beliefs of the region.