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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many...
This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
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The best place to spend night in it

It's s public place , you can eat the most delicious potatto ' combair ' Enjoing the lights of bisphor And breathing the fresh air of the sea

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's s public place , you can eat the most delicious potatto ' combair ' Enjoing the lights of bisphor And breathing the fresh air of the sea

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

By far the most picturistic mosque in istanbul take the tram to kabatas and then a short bus ride to this lovely little town with narrow bylanes filled with various eateries resturants and shops ....had fish sandwich,,, some molluscs and variety of ice creams and different salads....

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Enjoy the small market, a boat trip on the Bosporus and a lovely lunch after an early visit (09.00) to the Dolmanbache palace. Ortaköy is a 3 km walk from the palace.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I stayed in Ortakoy for 10 days, it was amazing. Location is great, not far from Taksim and much less noise. near to bosphorus bridge. Make sure to visit Yildiz Park in Ortakoy, it is fabulous. At night, take a walk to kumpir street, buy a kumpir, then get a turkish coffee, sit in front of Ortakoy Mosque, and enjoy... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Please visit this location. It comes alive on weekends. Local merchants sell jewelry, clothing, toys and handicrafts. There are also several stands to purchase loaded baked potatoes (a local staple) and Turkish ice cream. There seemed to be a festival going on on Saturday as there was a moon bounce, balloon animals, and a children's entertainer. It's about a 20... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Ortakoy is a great area to visit but time it when it won't be rush hour type traffic. The mosque is beautiful and its setting below the Bosphorus Bridge makes for a great photo op. There's some great food around here too.. Grab some kumpir at Beltas Rest Cafe right on the Bosphorus and enjoy the view on a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

On a recommendation from our hotel, we made the trek to Ortaköy. What a beautiful surprise! The weather was gorgeous and the day couldn't have been better. Enjoyed watching the ships and ferries on the Bosphorus. I had one of the famous baked potatoes but was not impressed. This was at one of the cafes facing the Bosphorus. Afterwards, I... More 

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful little village but the traffic to get to it is horrible! It took us 2 hours to get there from the historic center... What a waste of time... The food around there is good but I could do with more variety... Almost all the stalls sell the "kumpir" a type of jacket potato and waffles. That's it...

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Loved this fishing village area, lots to eat and explore . A visit to the Mosque is a must and explore the side streets and sit down and have a waffle . This a calm , vibey area

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Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can get to Ortaköy from the city centre by bus or ferry, but as far as I understand, the only way to get back to the city centre is by bus and the road can be very very crowded. So make sure you have enough time and nerves to sit in a traffic jam if you don't want to... More 

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