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Eminonu Pier

near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #64 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: Dining
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

İf you are going to tour in İstanbul,we strongly recommend you to take a boat tour from any of available tour operators in Eminönü Pier.This is going to be fascinating as it will take you through Bosphorus and you are going to see the beauties of both sides during yr 2 hours trip.This is a must in İstanbul and you... More

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Cairo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Located behind the famous Galata Bridge at the Sultanahmet side, the Eminent Pier is a place full of shops, fish restaurants and great views of the Golden horn, Bosphorus, Galata tower and new mosque. If you are a fan of fish then you should have a Balik Ekmek (Fish Sandwich) which might smell undesirable then you can walk on the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Sorry - I know I go against the grain here - but I could not wait to get away from the area. Too crowded, full of tourists, and extremely strong smell of uncooked fish. Great views to Galata Tower and watching the fishermen made the visit worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A not-to-miss experience eating here! street food at it's finest .... more like street-sea food, as you get your sandwich off a boat decked out in Ottoman style. Grab it to-go and then eat sitting on seats that look like little barrels. Don't miss the Lokma also sold around here for a post-sandwich sweet treat! Authentic Istanbul fun.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Eminonu Pier is located along the end of the Galata Bridge. It is within a walking distance from the old city or you can take the tram to the Eminonu Station.It is always bustling with activity and has many docks for ferries cruising along or crossing the Bosphorous. It also has an Information Centre and they are very helpful.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One off Istanbul must go !! Attraction you can either sit on the side of the bousphrus enjoying your grill fish sand wish or take a 10 tl. Tour by a bout after 21:00 many

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I always wanted to visit this place and eat the famous Esqomry fish sandwitch, the sandwitch isnt really worth it but the experience is a must. Enrich it with a torsho (pickles) cup and freshly squeezed lemonade.

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Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The boats just rocked away on the water and the view was amazing. Thoroughly recommend the day cruise which departs from here.

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Antalya, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Fresh fish, directly out of the stove your bread. With some turkish shalgam drink it's a good snack before you move to your next location, sultanahmet side or to Taksim across the galata bridge considering which side you have covered first. Rather than having a fish meal in a restaurant under the galata bridge this place is a lot cheaper... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice little pier near Sirkeci. This is where you embark on your Bhosphorus cruises as well as get ferries and boat rides or a water taxi to various points in the city. They also have several restaurants underneath the Galata bridge. Beware of the many salesman that will try to sell you a Bhosphorus cruise for an overly inflated price.... More

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