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Shaft Kadikoy is big brother of Shaft Olivia in Ayvalik. It is a nightclub in Kadikoy. They especially play rock and blues. There are some regular groups taking the stage on regular nights. Also they give opportunities to new bands and young musicians.
I have been there only once. It was last winter and there was a live performance of a band that I do not remember the name.
It was very crowded that night and the club is poorly ventilated. Everybody (or just a few person) smoked all night (or smoked one or two cigarettes). So I could barely breathe at the end of the night.
Even though, they have many good bands like Bluesaint, Soul Stuff, Acil Servis... I want to go there often. But I request better ventilation. :)
Updated Sep 14, 2006
Address: Serasker cad. Osmancýk sk. No 13 Kadýköy
Phone: +90 216 349 99 56
You can go to Kadikoy by ferry (from Eminonu, every 20’) . Near the port you can find many buses and dolmus for touring around but you can also walk easily most of the main area (market is 5’ away from the port)
Haydarpasha (pic) is also in close distance, a popular train station with interesting architecture style and main depart point for other turkish cities. Visit the station even if you don’t have to take a train. You can take the ferry in front of the station to return back to Eminonu from there.
Updated Apr 29, 2011
The best lokums in Istanbul as suggested by a local friend. We tried some here but you can also find a sister store at Istiklal No:129 but also at Eminonu.
They supposed to open the first store back in 1777 which means this is one of the oldest trademarks! In our days they even export their products outside Turkey way down to Japan and New Zealand!
Inside the store if you manage to take your eyes away from the lokums you will see a lot of signs that refer to the awards that they won over the years since the beginning of 19th century!
They specialize on the famous Turkish delight of course which is the lokum. It was produced in Turkey since the 15th century. At Haci Bekir you can find the lokum in many different great flavors (plain, rose, pistachio, hazelnut, walnut, almond, coconut, cream with cinnamon, mint, mastic, fruit, ginger, clove and coffee and so many others. They are available in boxes of 200, 250, 325, 500, 1000 and 5000gr
They also have caramel candys, nut pastes(with various fruits and nuts), halva(famous dessert in Balkan countries, usually with sugar syrup and sesame oil) but also biscuits, cakes, jellies and sherbets!
Updated Apr 28, 2011
When you arrived Kadikoy from Besiktas with ferry, you can encounter them. They are a bunch of kids, playing darbuka. Darbuka is a percussion type musical instrument.
These kids wait for ferry to aproach and when people start to leave the ferry they start to play. They are really good and they deserve a few "lira"s.
Updated Nov 21, 2006