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Karakoy Lokantasi

#179 of 11,151 Restaurants in Istanbul
#198 of 11,607 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
New City / Taksim
Turkish
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Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
90(212) 292 44 55
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice food

Eventought it is a bit loud restaurant, Location is great, the food quality is above the standart, good service, manti was great, strongly suggested if you are around

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Eventought it is a bit loud restaurant, Location is great, the food quality is above the standart, good service, manti was great, strongly suggested if you are around

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The restaurants we had been recommended by a friend were full but we told out hotel we'd like to eat on the other side of the Galata Bridge. This was the first on the list and luckily had a table. Very tastefully decorated and felt a bit more authentic and local compared to the other restaurants we'd tried. It's a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This Ottoman restaurant is unbelievably the best. Very simple menu yet the chef has done an amazing job at exceeding expectations in satisfying cravings. The food is spectacular. The breakfast which was served as part of our stay in the hotel was the best. Healthy choices of breakfast neatly arranged on a table and constantly replenished. Tasted and looked so... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

To start with ... you need to make a reservation ... crowded... service was very good but the most amazing issue here is what ???? everything tastes so good. Definetely its a restaurant we will visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

cosy athmosphere, noce restaurant. great food... the octopus was sooo tender, fish kebab very tasteful. The wine also top notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went here for our last meal in town after passing up the slightly obnoxious looking Lokanta Maya next door and loved it. Great interior, friendly staff and great food. Didn't need a reservation.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We dined here again just over 2 years since we last visited Istanbul. It's still great food and flavours always buzzy and vibrant.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our local friend, my wife and I had lunch here this noon. The venue is upscale and our waitress was professional and pleasant. My main dish of grilled meatballs (IZGARA KOFTE), my wife's chicken fillets wrapped in braised eggplant with a tomato sauce was judged excellent. Our friend scarfed his liver and onions dish. Our friend and I each had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We walked in off street to join locals at lunch. Very quick service, great turkish wine to accompany very reasonable priced main of chicken on eggplant puree. Husband had fish cooked to perfection. Absolutely delicious food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went for both Dinner and Lunch two days apart. The Dinner menu is three times longer than the Lunch menu but also dearer. Restaurant was very busy both times which reflects how good the food is, I would go again but would choose Dinner. A heads-up, book in advance.

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Additional Information about Karakoy Lokantasi

Address: Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 90(212) 292 44 55
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > New City / Taksim
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 38
Cuisine: Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > New City / Taksim
  • Neighborhood: New City / Taksim
  • Phone Number: 90(212) 292 44 55

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 38
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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