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Eminonu Pier

near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #54 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: Dining
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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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Farmingdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Its def a must to have a fish sandwich in Istanbul and it was only $6 which was not too bad but they do have bones. The place can get crowded but the lines move quickly and just find a seat nearby to enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

You can Go there to visit nice houses there by a shop from kabatash by only 15 lira and you can stop at this station and ride the next boat

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I had heard much about the fish sandwiches at the Eminonu peer, and I admit that the fish is delicious but everyone should be aware that if your not careful you could choke on the bones in the fish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Was told by a friend that the fresh fish sandwiches beside Galata bridge was a local favorite so I made my way here. For $6 Turkish Lira you get grilled fish with lettuce and onions on a bun. It was so good I came back twice. Nearby is the New Mosque and Spice Bazaar so at least there are other... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This area is neally always busy and is bursting with the aura of old Istanbul. You can buy fresh fish for pennies or sit down and enjoy an ice cream as the pleasure craft chug along the Bhophorus in front of you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

In my opinion,this is one of the nicest and busiest part of old İstanbul where you can come close to any nation fm any part of Turkey and the rest of the world.Very crowded and noisy! Here you will get the smell of the fish fried&grilled on the small boats attached to the shore which will make you hungry.Do not... More

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

There are several boats at the pier and they sell bread with salad, onions and grilled and filletted mackerel. Cheap and tasty. You sit on small stools at small tables and you eat between nearly all Turkish people.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Go here on a Saturday afternoon and you'll be faced with so many people it's overwhelming. There's such a buzz on this pier with the smell of 'balik ekmek' you can't help but eat this delicious fish bread in front of the fish boats as many of the locals love to do. A 360 degree view gives you spectacular sights... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I just love Eminonu. We went there one morning to take the Bosphorus ferry boat. On our arrival back in the afternoon we explored the area. There's a lovely book shop next to the pier. We visited the Spice Bazaar and then went around the back streets full of shops, street hawkers and people. There are many coffee shops and... More

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