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Address: Huseyinaga Mh | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Also know as the Flower Passage, the courtyard of the Cité de Péra...
Also know as the Flower Passage, the courtyard of the Cité de Péra building was once the favored spot for local flower-sellers. Today, the lively area is home to many restaurants, taverns and shops.
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Istanbul Food and Culture Walking Tour

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even though the atmosphere was very good, the quality of food is not that great, and also comparing to other good restaurants, it was overpriced. Definitely an experience, but a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

even though the atmosphere was very good, the quality of food is not that great, and also comparing to other good restaurants, it was overpriced. Definitely an experience, but a one time only just for the sake of it.

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Istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Doesn't sell flowers anymore, but great selection of restaurants in a fantastic environment. Just find a spare couple of seats and squeeze in. If you're lucky you'll get a seat under the glass atrium and cupola. Gets busy, but prices are faırly standard for Istanbul. Just off Istiklal right opposite Galatasaray High School.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you are looking for a great place to sample and buy Turkish delight at a good price, come to Cicek Pasaji. It is also a great place for a quick coffee mid-shopping day. When it comes to food, though, skip the pricey restaurants in Cicek Pasaji and head a bit further down Istiklal for some Turkish baked potatoes (kumpir).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited last night after flying in from AU. The area is alive,cosmopolitan with people everywhere. I would personally walk thru and not stop for food as the mixed grill was ordinary, the calamari small for 28TL . what really saddened me was the bill was nearly illegible and I had to pick up the boss on the 'extra' 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

İf you are in Beyoğlu area walking down the famous Istiklal Street,then it is always nice to stop by at this old historical building complex with lots of touristic restaurants.Ambiance is very good and here you can feel something different while dining with yr family or/and friends.Here many good restaurants are at yr service to cater yr needs at mostly... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's an unassuming little passageway that you may miss if you aren't looking for it. It's pretty to look at and sort of neat, considering it looks like the exterior facade of an old and charming building, except it's incorporated indoors. Great for pictures, but don't eat here or you'll be ripped off.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

impressive building We ate at the restaurant on the right (can not remember name), poor service, once you have booked forget you are there. Until you request an account. A small dose and high price, average quality food.

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Doha, Qatar
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nothing to see, it's just a very high price restaurant, the food isn't bad but it's very expensive, you can have much better food at half price in any another restaurant in the same street

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Muscat, Oman
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You can have much better food at half price in all the restaurants in Isteklal street. the restaurants there not suitable for children. Even there is know baby chair I Couldn't see any thing interested here except the worm welcome witch I paid for it at the end!!!

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Nice and bright galery on Istiklal Caddesi filled with restaurants. We ate at Kimene restaurant and had a perfect meal : fresh seabream.

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