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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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Visited the ortakoy side (near the mosque) but felt this side offered nothing more than a nice view of the bosphorus bridge. Went there to eat the famous 'Kumpir' but was truly... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Visited the ortakoy side (near the mosque) but felt this side offered nothing more than a nice view of the bosphorus bridge. Went there to eat the famous 'Kumpir' but was truly disappointed by the taste and the cost. Yet to fathom how you can go wrong with a baked potato with cheese, olives, corns stuffing.....not worth it guys. For... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Relaxing area with a beautiful view. We tried the Kumpir (stuffed potato) and the waffles. It gets crowded at night but you will still enjoy it. Wide range of restaurants and coffee shops. You will also looove the craft market. Definitely worth a visit!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everything is great about Ortakoy except it gets way too crowded sometimes that you cant even take photos without being photobombed by other people! In ortakoy you should try KUMPIR and WAFFLE definitely. The scenery is really beautiful with the mosque and Bosporus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Represents itself very differently from the older parts of Istanbul. Enjoyed its local character, its European charm and its magnificent views towards the Bosphorous. I personally found that shop merchants weren't as persistent and radical as in the old city, and the food menu varied more so that the more traditional parts of Istanbul. Ortakoy, however, is more inaccessible to... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I loved Ortaköy... hmmm about 20 years ago. The last time I visited it I found it to commercial... and the artistic crowd had gone... to make place for restaurants, people selling cheap stuf (expensive) etc.... It is still nice if you are new to Istanbul.

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LLucmajor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This neighborhood on the European side of Itanbul is packed with small house , residences , bars and art galleries , the other main feaute of this attraction is its many locally restaurants , seriving locally caught fish , grilled meats and meze to die for !!! Popular with locals and foreigners alike this is an attraction steeped in tradition... More 

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Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

this area is some how like a flea market, sellers have booths to sell accessories shawls and other stuff. it is actually famous for grilled potatoes, the cafes in the area have a great view of the bosphorus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very busy and crouded area. It's the perfect place to try out traditional food or buy souvenirs. You can also enjoy a beautiful view over the Bosphorus, by the seaside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The fishmarket in Ortakoy is amazing, there was not a lot of tourist only locals, in the stands you can find only a few tipes of fish that they catch in the bosphorus. Between the stands you have a food stand where they grill you a filet fish and make you a sandwich, Defintely must try when in Istanbul

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Ortaköy Mosque is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier. It is one of the most popular areas visited by the local people on the Bosphorus. Many visitors relax around the mosque area or are busy eating the popular potato with a variety of fillings, ordered from the many vendors in the area

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