We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Karakoy Lokantasi

#171 of 11,199 Restaurants in Istanbul
#186 of 11,655 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Karakoy
European, Turkish
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
90(212) 292 44 55
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 417 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
beautiful trendy , uspscale home food

whiile walking on the great personality streets near the port we found Lkantasi Karakoy. the blue decor inside and the stairs and local preserves make the decoration classic yet trendy. the food is preparede with feresh ingredients and tastes like upscale home food. this was full of locals we saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
kcanavan2010
,
Miami Beach, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

417 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
229 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

whiile walking on the great personality streets near the port we found Lkantasi Karakoy. the blue decor inside and the stairs and local preserves make the decoration classic yet trendy. the food is preparede with feresh ingredients and tastes like upscale home food. this was full of locals we saw very few tourists. Everything was natural and the service was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

typical local restaurant recommended by an istanbul resident. true to her word, the place proved to be excellent. they have a counter on the ground floor with a variety of mezze, veg, seafood, meat etc for you to choose from. the mains are few but apparently all great, although no poultry of any kind. the place is extremely popular so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place came highly recommended from a friend who is a native of Istanbul who said it was the best seafood in town, so we had high expectations. The restaurant did not let us down. The place is beautiful, lined all around with turqouise tile, and the food was delicious. We came for lunch, which was great, but I've been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went to the Karakoy Lokantasi for dinner during or visit to Istanbul. It was excellent. We had a variety of different dishes and all were very good. The wine list was extensive and included a great bottle that we had at a resoluble price. The service was excellent. Have the Hummus with Pastrami, it was excellent! Reservations recommended. This... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Set in a beautiful period building with lovely blue tiles covering the walls Karakoy Lokantasi is one of my favourite in what is a VERY competitive city when it comes to food. I send my clients, friends and family there whenever asked for a suggestion. Not once was the octopus chewy or the fish dry. They make all their mezes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level Contributor
100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Traditional Fish Restaurant with a variety of appetizers, freshh daily caughted fish, nice environment and good service. Portions are small and a bit overpriced but you will really be satisfied from tha quality of food. Don't miss to make a reservation before make an attempt to visit the restaurant. It is 95% fully booked every single day of the week... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was by far our best meal in Istanbul. The restaurant was packed but service was outstanding, and the food was original and tasted incredible. We had muammara, lamb liver, and stuffed mussels for our mezes, ordered veal cheek and the kofte for our mains, and the chocolate souffle for dessert. All were excellent, and the restaurant atmosphere was great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Istanbul
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This restaurant has been there since I returned to Istanbul. It may be even older.It survived the test of time and the local businessmen for a long while. The food is typical Trakya-Turkish (from Trace). There are traditional dishes that are hard to find in any other hip restaurant. The taste of these olive oil meze dishes (starters) are superb.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband's friend took us here for dinner while we were in Istanbul! The food was amazing and we really enjoyed all of the mezes. We were never rushed and had a leisurely meal- which is the Turkish style!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We just wanted to eat light in the middle of the day, so we could continue our visits. This was the perfect choice. The food was so fresh and flavorful ... I just wish we had gone there sooner so we could have gone back with a greater appetite. The choices looked amazing.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Karakoy Lokantasi also viewed

 

Been to Karakoy Lokantasi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Karakoy Lokantasi

Address: Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 90(212) 292 44 55
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
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: European, Turkish

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 38
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: European, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Karakoy Lokantasi and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Brisbane, Australia

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Karakoy Lokantasi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Karakoy

Neighborhood Profile
Karakoy
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
Explore this neighborhood