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Eminonu Pier

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

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Fish sandwich

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... read more

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

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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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Boras, Sweden
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Vibrant place. Lots of tourists and lots of Turkish people. The fish sandwich (Balik-Ekmek) prepared on the traditional boats on the Pier are a must. Tasty and simple. Grilled fish With lettuce and onions in a sandwich. Just add salt and lemon juice and you will be ready for a special experience you won't find elsewhere.

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Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

After cross the Galata Bridge don´t forget to eat a fish sandwich at Eminonu Pier. There are several restaurants boats selling a fish sandwich in the middle of a crowded place of people . The taste is much better than i expected and you can eat seated on a little bench and see the big organized confusion ! Highly recomendable... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Beware of taxis parked at pier During my visit to Istanbul I took a cab from Eminonu Pier to Galata Tower and witnessed first hand the Istanbul taxi scam. First the driver kept asking me if I was paying in Liras and if i was traveling alone and insisted I sit in the front seat. After driving like a mad... More 

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