Dondurmacı Ali Usta Istanbul – Perfect on a sunny day

snacks
Snacks

"Dondurmacı Ali Usta" in Istanbul has a lot of ice cream flavors, and they even let you combine two flavors in one scoop. Also: very reasonably priced!

Dondurmacı Ali Usta offers a wide selection of ice cream flavors. Portions are generous and they let you combine two flavors in one scoop. You can also add chocolate sauce and hazelnuts as a topping. They have both cone and cup options. It used to be pricey but now that most ice cream shops raised their prices, the prices here in Dondurmacı Ali Usta may be considered even reasonable.

I like the almond and mastic flavors most along with the fruity ones. Especially the almond one with the roasted almond pieces in it is usually my first choice. On cold days, instead of eating ice cream, you can drink sahlep (a traditional winter beverage prepared with milk and orchid roots and generally topped with cinnamon).

Ali Usta is quite centrally located in Moda and you can walk to the seaside in 5 minutes after you buy your ice cream - or you can eat at the outdoor or indoor tables at the shop. On a sunny weekend afternoon, expect to wait in the queue. Thanks to the staff, the line moves fast.

About this spot

Moda Caddesi,No:176/A Kadıköy

Mon - Sun 10:00 - 03:00

One scoop:

TL

35

+90

2164141880

There’s so much more to discover

Discover more in Istanbul

Tarihi Karadeniz Döner – One of the best döner

"Tarihi Karadeniz Döner" in Istanbul is the only kebab place in the area which has a queue, and this should tell you enough. A bit fatty, but so delicious.

snacks
Snacks

By

Vildan

Ay

Grön Coffee Co. – Nordic taste

"Grön Coffee Co." is my new favorite place on Bagdad street in Istanbul: fresh coffee, plants inside, cool music, and the best cheesecake in town...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Yucel

Babadag

Van Kahvaltı Evi – For an authentic breakfast

"Van Kahvaltı Evi" in Istanbul makes all-day breakfast from Eastern Turkey. I always bring visitors to my city here. It's cheap and good!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Vildan

Ay

Haliç Line – Best way to reach Balat

The best way to get to the beautiful neighborhood of Balat in Istanbul is to take a ferry of the "Haliç Line" - just get off at Fener Pier...

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Cemre

Sandal

Cross Fingers – Street food

"Cross Fingers" in Istanbul's Bomonti used to be a food truck; now it's a very recognisable street food joint. I always get the chili con carne burrito...

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Seyda

Vardar

Turkish Tea – Enjoy a glass of tea

Turkish Tea is had after each meal, and it's a reflection of hospitality. When in Istanbul, have it at small local tea houses in Sultanahmet.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
relaxing
Relaxing
snacks
Snacks

By

Zekeriya

S. Sen

Forno Balat – Friendly cafe in the Golden Horn

"Forno Balat" in Istanbul has amazing breakfast -- the best scrambled eggs and open-buffet and homemade jams I've tasted in Turkey.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Emre

Kamar

Moda Nostalgia Tramvay – Ride On The Asian Side

Kadıköy-Moda Tramway operates as a clockwise circular route, departs from a point close to Kadıköy Pier, and goes to Moda Street.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Zeynep

Ozortac

Yell Coffee and Atelier – Cozy ambiance

"Yell Coffee and Atelier" in Istanbul has a relaxing vibe with its cozy, lovely ambiance. I love its smooth Ice Americano and tahini cookies!

arts&culture
Art & culture
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

By

Cemre

Sandal

Naif Karakoy – A touch of the Aegean

"Naif Karakoy" Istanbul I first discovered by having breakfast there, but I think their lunch & dinner are the best. It reminds me of the Aegean coast...

bars
Bars
music
Music
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Seyda

Vardar

Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque – Off the beaten path

"Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque" in Istanbul has a very characteristic entrance. I invite you to experience this lesser-known masterpiece...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Zekeriya

S. Sen

3rd Culture Store – Design store in Istanbul

From hand-painted items by women in India to collections that promote a global and inclusive design, they truly showcases the beauty of cultural exchange.

shopping
Shopping

By

Zeynep

Ozortac

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

Our local team in Istanbul

Get to know our Spotters from Istanbul

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.