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Eminonu Pier

near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #69 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: Dining
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We stayed close to the port, about three blocks, and strolled down one night with doner sandwiches in hand to sit and enjoy the sea. We did not eat at any of the establishments there, but sat on the edge of the water and just watched boats and ships come in. Just calming enjoyment after a long day of walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Small stools and tables a lovely atmosphere and a delicious bread with fish. A nice experience best to go in the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Eminou square have a a interesting cheap lunch experience Fish on Bread. A piece of fish with lettuce and onion is served on a bread roll. this is very popular with the locals and there are 3 restaurants serving the same so although you need to queue to be served it is fast. Only one thing you can buy, therefore... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

For me it was too touristy. Because of all the prey, I mean tourists hehe, every two steps I took hawkers tried to push over-priced cruises and tours which are not my thing and some were really pushy. If I asked for directions or tried to get a straight answer from one of them who should know, they only shrugged.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

A good place to go in the evenings.You can spend sometime walking and then eating.A good breeze in the evening.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Extremely busy as it is located next to the bazaar and fish area. It is also a main hub of Istanbul, close to other attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Here on the corniche, you see the working Istanbul side, with boats leaving into Asia and beyond, and people arriving from all over. The strong smell of fish reminds you of where you are, but other than that the sea breeze is refreshing. Here you can watch the world go by, whilst drinking a cheap cup of tea from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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