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Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
90(212) 292 44 55
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Ranked #226 of 11,160 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $38
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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NE US
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429 reviews 429 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and enjoyed our dinner here. Sadly as I write the review I can't remember what we ate. Since we were in Istanbul I am sure we had nice mezze and some meat. Seriously I erred by ordering the kafte meatballs. They were fine, but nothing special. My wife had an excellent slow cooked leg of lamb dish. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I am not sure what all the hype is about. I was recommended this place by my hotel and apparently it's very difficult to get in without a reservation in advance. The best way I can describe this is that's it's a safe option to take your parents to - both atmosphere and food wise. I did enjoy the meze's.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Difficult to get table in the evening but arrive early for lunch table. Simple food with excellent fresh ingredients. Elegant and simple.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Service is kind and friendly. Appetisers and cold meze is ok. Main dishes for luch changing daily, serving fresh. "Lahana sarma" cabbage stuffed roll was really good. "Manti " is turkish meat ravioli was not as real one. Must be more aldente and more stuffy, it was empty. Bean in the pot is ok. Grilled Lever is good. Evening is... More 

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I ate this restaurant in a late saturday night. I was rushed by waiter to chose my dish quickly. I believe that he wondered to go home. Foods were cold and portions were small. If you have another chose please try the other it!

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Bogota, Colombia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The place is beautiful and it offers the best mezze in a non-touristy atmosphere. We showed up without a reservation and the sat us no problem, though my friend did say that was rare. The octopus was amazing, the smoked fish with onions is heaven, everything is delicious!

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Ciudad de México, México
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This Autoban designed restaurant is very nicely planned and takes inspiration in the Turkish mosaics and brings it to a modern twist. The food is really good and the service is wonderful. The owners are there all the time to make sure you leave very happy indeed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went for lunch (apparently it's quite busy for dinner). Blue & green tiles, marble floors, white table cloths, traditional mezze and lokantasi food. The menu changes every day - we tried their stuffed veg (dolma), the aubergine salad with yogurt (atom) and other mezze dishes. Everything was delicious. The atmosphere was calm and elegant.

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26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Our dinner at Karakoy Lokantasi was trully enjoyable. We were surprised (being Greek ourselves) to find that there was Greek music playing all night and most of the menu was based on Greek specials, so we naturally assumed the owners are Greek. At first I was disappointed because it was our last night in Istanbul and we really wanted to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

This charming and elegantly tiled restaurant serves more traditional Turkish food, but to high modern standards. My grilled kalamari starter sported excellent flavours of thyme with a seared undertone. The grilled chicken on a bed of rice was unfussy, cooked to perfection and delicious. We have booked to back there. Very friendly service. I recommend booking 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>  > Beyoğlu
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

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