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Eminonu Pier

near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #63 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 28, 2014 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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