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Karakoy Lokantasi

#165 of 11,106 Restaurants in Istanbul
#181 of 11,551 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
New City / Taksim
Turkish
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Kemankes Cad. No : 133 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
90(212) 292 44 55
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Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Memorable evening

We were so fortunate to get a table at this amazing restaurant on Friday evening - thank you to Ickmed. The food was excellent - we had the rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection. The price was very reasonable for the quality of the food.This restaurant has a great feel to it - lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Caroline1026
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were so fortunate to get a table at this amazing restaurant on Friday evening - thank you to Ickmed. The food was excellent - we had the rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection. The price was very reasonable for the quality of the food.This restaurant has a great feel to it - lovely decoration with blue tiles... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is well worth a visit, the food, service and ambience all made this one of the highlights of our trip to Istanbul. The prices at lunch were reasonable and the food was of high quality. The stuffed artichoke was a delight. It is a busy place obviously loved by locals so booking is essential.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This brasserie does an excellent job! Staff are friendly and efficient. The menu is small and simple, allowing fresh produce to be prepared well. Prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is convivial, with a good mix of locals, expats and tourists. Istanbul's equivalent of London's "Wheelers" or "Bentleys". Well worth a visit, but it gets full most nights so reservations are... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is sort of a place that makes you feel that its different than the most just after you enter it. The whole decoration is outstanding. Food is amazing. Make sure you made your reservation!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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132 reviews 132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had the crazy taxi ride across town to enjoy some wonderful Turkish food. Service was bit slow as the place was very busy. Only complaint is that U.S. Was very noisy but other that that all dishes were excelkent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very cool restaurant and every dish was delicious. My husband and I shared 4 cold and 3 hot meze and skipped the entree. This was perfect for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great ambiance. Excellent food. Slow service. Highly recommended. This is real Istanbul local restaurant not a tourist trap.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Would highly recommend this old school Turkish gem decorated with lovely blue vibrant tiles. Turkish mezze were all excellent with a reasonable wine list.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My friend and I were extremely lucky to get a table without booking. Given how busy the restaurant got - I don't imagine this happens a lot! The food was simply delicious. Lovely little plates of cold and hot Turkish food. We went away extremely full and extremely happy.

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Treviso, Italy
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We arrived at this restaurant with a friend of ours from Istanbul, and I must say that maybe it was the place that most surprised us in terms of atmosphere and food. Typical Turkish cuisine, attended by Turkish people in a chic but relaxed environment. The interior design really pleasant…blue tiles, wood and metal fixtures…a simple deco style with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 38
  • Cuisine: 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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?