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Eminonu Pier

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Address: near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
Activities: Dining

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Eminönü Pier is a crowded place, boats to Asian side and other ports sail away from here, also this is the place for taking the Bosphorus Tour. The view at night is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Eminönü Pier is a crowded place, boats to Asian side and other ports sail away from here, also this is the place for taking the Bosphorus Tour. The view at night is wonderful. Be sure to try Balık ekmek - a traditional turkish sandwich, filled with salad, onions and grilled fish - delicious, but be careful with the fish bones!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A must see place in Istanbul.. It reminds of a small folklore fish village. Always full of people eating fish sandwich (Balic ekmek) from the small fish boats that crowds the pier. Nice experience that makes you feel like Turkish.. Also, the port is the starting point for boats to Bosporus and the Asian side, Galata bridge and spice bazaar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Your trip is not complete if you've not been in Eminonu. It's wonderful. It's quite a sight! There're floating boats selling fish sandwiches. On the other end of the Galata Bridge, there is a small fish market and small fish restaurants. You have to go there! Take the Bosphorus tour.. it is a 2-hour ride. The view is spectacular.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Eminönü is a kind of public place in Istanbul. People come together, they sit down and eat, talk (and of course make phone calls. :) If you say "Eminönü", I say "balık ekmek". This the Turkish name of the fish sandwich which I recommend to try! It is the best in all Istanbul and it's nationwide famous in Turkey. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Located between Sirkeci and Eminönü tram stations right by the water, eat a freshly grilled fish sandwich and drink a çay to wash it down for a little piece of authentic Turkish heaven. Huddled around a tiny table under a tent in a snowstorm, sitting on mini barrels watching the ornate boat bobbing on the water while grilling your fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A mackerel sandwich grilled straight off the boat..simple. Put in a roll with salad leaves. If you want pickles they are available from one of the side stalls. Nice lemon juice to wash it down too, all for c9TL/€3. Very popular with locals, grab seats and tables as they come available it is a high turnover place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fish sandwich which was not really anything special in taste. What was different is that they make everything on the boat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Eminönü Iskelesi is one of the good starting points to see some parts of old city in Istanbul.Here you can start to walk down through Galata Bridge, or you can go through Spice Market and then to Grand Bazaar or walk up through Sirkeci to Sultanahmet touristic area with lots of museums and mosques and other historical monuments.Very much recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Night market is a must visit for me as it presents a different sight to the local's nightlife. The night market here offers cooked seafood and beware of the stalls situated in the inside with dim lighting (supposedly romantic ambience). The man quoted me 15lira for 8 pieces of calamari, but I was charged 20lira. 5lira for "service fees", which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a place when you can get that genuine street good of Istanbul - mackerel sandwich. Mackerel + banquette + lettuce + onion = smelly but super yummy snack on the cheap. You need to try that while in Istanbul. Definitely - it is not a date food... Enjoy your meal.

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