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Karakoy Lokantasi

Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
90(212) 292 44 55
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Ranked #237 of 10,944 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Athens
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I come to this wonderful Lokanta. The food is "homey", fresh, greatly cooked. The atmosphere and decoration great! The service was very friendly. Really a must for Istanbul. Many locals for lunch break as it would be expected with the quality of food!

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great food, great atmosphere. Very much a locals' place. We were the only tourists there. Staff spoke English and were very professional. Good quality Turkish wine - Emir. I particularly liked the octopus and pan fried Sardines.

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of the seafood classy restaurants to remember: great location, fantastic building and ambiance, nice food and top service! What else you want? Reasonable prices? You have that one too! Tip: book before you go

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Sydney
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here - great food, wonderful service, fantastic atmosphere and very good value. Book ahead if you can.

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La Grange Park, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was one of the few restaurants that were recommended here, on the Food Network, by travel books...and now we know why. We had a long delicious dinner here, including premium raki that never was available any other place, fantastic grilled octopus, fish, salad, dessert, everything! Good price, too. Recommend reservations, though we didn't have any.

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lebanon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This charmingly decorated restaurant offers traditional Greek, Armenian, Lebanese and Turkish mezze in one location. Delicate and varied flavors compete: Armenian 'topik' and bean salad, Greek 'taramasala' and octopus, Lebanese 'humus' and 'tabboule', Turkish 'midya dolma' and local seaweed salad. Reserve your table if you wish to sit outdoors.

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NYC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I came here after recommendations from friends and food blogs. We were happy to get a reservation after 3 nights of the restaurant being full. We arrived on a Sunday evening when the restaurant was only half full and the service was horrible. It was unclear who the host was, we had no clue who our server was as no... More

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a mostly local crowd which enhanced the experience. We started with a nice bottle of local cabernet and raki with mezze of fried brain, calamari, humus, and shepherds salad. Main course of entrecote and fish of the day. Excellent dishes and well prepared. The place was packed on a Wednesday so be proactive and make a reservation ahead... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This restaurant in known with its delicious Turkis antipasti and specialities It can be a bit pricy but food is always good

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Being a Turk residing abroad, this is the first place I head to when I go back home. Great mezzes, kind/friendly staff and nice interior design. Given the quality of ingredients used, I find the prices reasonable. Great daily lunch menu as well. Their olive oil comes from the city of Canakkale, Adatepe.

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