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Karakoy Lokantasi

Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
90(212) 292 44 55
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Ranked #267 of 10,971 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $38
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
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Antalya, Turkey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Turkish authentic menu, friendly service, nice atmosphere with unique design, moderate prices...Ideal for lunch and dinner...Would be back soon...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The area where the restaurant is will not blow you away but the food is amazing . The restaurant is beautifully decorated in royal blue and turquoise tiles and even on a Sunday night was packed . There is a large selection of starters and you might well decide to only eat that . We shared taboloue salad, zucchini fritters,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Mezzas were terrific, so was liver and lamb. Getting another basket of bread or a glass of wine was painfully difficult. Maybe we just need to relax but nowadays everybody wants everything immediately. Very pretty interior

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Auckland, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We (4) decided to walk from Sultanahmet over the Galata bridge and up the Galata tower. Deciding to lunch first before the climb up the hill, we chose this restaurant based on reviews. The restaurant is not on the harbourside but in an unassuming street and I could have walked right passed it. I loved the tiled interior. Very modern.... More

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Sydney, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Arrived without a booking and even though they were completely full, they were so kind as to materialise a table for us within 10 minutes. The restaurant decor is beautiful. The food and service was delicious. Reasonable priced for high calibre food. Great waitress. Highly recommend!!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I just walked in without any recommendation and it was great! They have menu printed fresh that day. Many small mezes to choose from. Simply exactly what i was looking for ...

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a res to dine here but ended up walking out and having an excellent dinner next door at Lokanta Maya. Wanted to come here because of the new Autobahn design but that's about all it has going for it. They wanted to seat us upstairs in a bad corner despite most of the restaurant being empty and when... More

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london
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Having had delicious meze for lunch with very efficient attentive service we decided to return here for dinner. The menu is the same as lunch time but no specials as the lunch menu had which was disappointing . We had usual meze followed by organic chicken skewered and served with rice chilli and tomatoes which was nicely flavoured but just... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was terrific - crowded enough to be buzzy, but not so much service suffered. Food was very good quality & pricing fair. Far superior to an 'everyday' restaurant, but a little noisy for a date night. Smoking verboten, but this is becoming more common in Istanbul. 10 minute walk from Karakoy tram, but beware roaming gangs of youths floating... More

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Istanbul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautiful interior design, nice people serving, always very tasty food. I recommend liver, hunkar begendi and mezes. İrmik helvası was also a good choice as dessert.

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