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Ortakoy

Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
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Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
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Tallinn, Estonia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I love this palce in the evenings! You can go almost "under" Bosphorus Bridge, have nice views. Waffles they sell there are so delicious. Many people, nightlife etc. I like sitting on these little benches and just look at bridge and drink hot tea.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Never skip Ortakoy... lovely, Charming Quite & vital place at the same time, if you go alone, with your partner, your friends, or Family.. Ortakoy fits all of you... it has a nice view under the bosphorus Bridge, & the nice small mosque... for the best Kampir in Istanbul.. Ortakoy is the place to eat it.

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horsham
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39 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were staying 5 minutes away so we walked but the Bosphorous ferries stopped here. Beautiful setting for very small mosque. Quite touristy around the area with many dining options and tourist souvenir traders. Worth a trip with late afternoon reflecting on the Mosque

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Go there after 8 pm, It is crowded with bad traffic as no Tramvai nor Metro reach there. A lot of coffee shops, restaurants and clubs are there. Eat Kumpir from the kiosks while u r sitting on the sidewalk it is delicious and cheaper than the restaurants there. A nice cozy mosque is there also

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Chicago
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is nice area to be. It is close to the bridge. I smoked good shisha here. Many restaurants in the area and many fake products are being sold

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed in Ortakoy on a trip to Istanbul this summer. A lovely base to get away from the city and relax in the cafes and restaurants. It was very busy in tourist season but has a real holiday feel. We'd stay there again.

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kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

the best place where you can eat kumpir, nice location, nice restaurants, tasty shawarma, reasonable prices

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a suggestion of local turkish we came on the Sunday street bazaar! Such a wonderful place , really loved it! Tons of great shopping , local crafters bought beautiful knit hat and scarf! And you have to try the stuffed potato called kumpir, was delish!

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Kuwait
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice to see it , buy some accessory if you like but it's not high quality , the atmosphere is great , the Resturants have many many food choices , what ever you like you can get.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must visit area in the evening time where you can enjoy good range of food and the amazing view of The Bosphusur Bridge Its the same unique Turkish culture but with more smart use of the place with the traditional market and small restaurents and even add to it the different bars around

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