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Karakoy Lokantasi

Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
90(212) 292 44 55
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Ranked #250 of 11,015 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $38
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very good food, clean and good prices, recommended by a friend who is from Istanbul. The place is in Karakoy.

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atlanta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This traditional "meze" restaurant is in a cluster of good restaurants in Karakoy, an area which is in the middle of its transition from the passenger port of the city to a hotel/bar/restaurant district. Some side streets and alleys are slower to gentrify than others and are therefore fairly dark at night, but no heed to worry because they are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Really great food. Not cheap but very good indeed. Clear english menu. But the service was hilarious.. We were seated and then waited for ages to get a menu, then ordered beers which didn't arrive for 10 minutes, so we ordered them again. Took another 10 minutes. Food came pretty quickly but the initial incompetence was pretty funny.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurants strength is its mezzes which were very fresh and tasty and a great representation of turkish food ...the mains were bland...loved the space had this old world deco ish feel the service was below average which I'd been used to 2 days in Istanbul. I would return if only for the mezzes.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I had read great reviews so we made reservations. First, our waiter had too many tables so was very harried - not his fault but he could have been friendlier at least. The food itself was very good - fresh and tasty - the baked mussels were so good! The only real issue was the noise - we could barely... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant by accident. It was booked out but they nanaged to squeeze us in on a table booked for later in the evening. The staff were friendly and helpful. The Mezze selection was wonderful. Flavour sensations in every mouthful! We also had the veal cheeks which were excellent. The wine list was good as was the... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great food, lovely atmosphere, our best meal in Istanbul. Excellent meze, good wine, great desserts.

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Food was not as good as was touted but it was crowded, tourists and locals. Lots of beautiful tile work. Dinner was good but not memorable.

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Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A friend recommended this place. We stopped-in for lunch. Had ravioli and some sort of meat and egg-plant dish that our hostess suggested (Sultan's Delight?). It ranked among the best two dishes I have ever tasted. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The service was wonderfully attentive. Just a great dining experience.

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The place was recommended by our hotel's staff. We did not have a reservation, but as in most places in Turkey you can get in without it, even on a busy night, as it was. It is upscale Turkish type of a restaurant. It is quite big, on the two levels, but roomy, with enough space between the tables. Variety... More

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