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Yaka Balik Restaurant

#472 of 11,148 Restaurants in Istanbul
#515 of 11,603 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 1111, Turkey
90 212-5273889
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We chose Yaka from a number of similar restaurants under the Galeta bridge because we negotiated with the greeter for 2 free glasses of wine. We were given a good table overlooking the water and our order was taken. The waiter was very keen to upsell us to the fresh fish and other products. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Nick M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice well prepared food...mmmmmmhhh just try their rice! Professional staff. They give free shuttle from and to your hotel. So dont worry about getting back late they got you covered. I love their fish as well. Free wifi as you dine. Beautiful view of the bosphorous bridge, blue mosque, topkayi palace and hagia sophia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Staff are energetic, dedicated and with a sense of humor, in particular Kenan. Food are delicious, with a good seaview under Galata Bridge, and excellent service, we had a meal with good value for money.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was our final day in Istanbul, and we wanted to eat some seafood before leaving. We ventured on the Galata bridge, and after being harassed by locals wanting our custom, we settled on Yaka Balk. The guys at the restaurant entrance were friendly and welcoming, and offered us free baclava and tea/coffee after our meal. We decided to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We chose Yaka from a number of similar restaurants under the Galeta bridge because we negotiated with the greeter for 2 free glasses of wine. We were given a good table overlooking the water and our order was taken. The waiter was very keen to upsell us to the fresh fish and other products. We chatted for a while before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Amazing fish restaurant under beautiful Galata bridge! Best service and tasty, very fresh fish! A special thanks to Tugray Ugurly, lovely and friendly owner of the Yaka, he told us a lot of interesting stories about his business and life. I think it is very special and cool when so busy and big person can spend evening with you!) Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

The seafood was delicious and the waiters were nice and polite. Even the non seafood also nice like pepper steak. Will come and visit again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife and I met the owner (Turgay) and head chef (Hassan) the day before and decided to try their restaurant.... Best decision we made. The reception upon our arrival was very warm and courteous, the views were beautiful, the service was great and the shrimp and fish was fantastic. We truly enjoyed our time .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We went there last week and found it just for me and my husband and two kids under two quite expensive and food wasn't great either. Paid 350 Turkish lira. Sea bass was very overlooked and mezzes was over charged. Highly not recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We went there today to find out that the rating in TripAdvisor is absolutely misleading. The view is of course amazing (but this I can have from the bridge anyway) and the price is ok, but the food is nothing but ordinary. When in Istanbul, you sure expect more flavour in your plate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stumbled upon this cute little restaurant at the bosporus, immediately we were greated with a polite smile by Veysi. We got offered the fresh catch of the day and it was absolutely scrumptious. Definitely a fit for the upper class without making your credit card weep. Two words: most delightful!

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Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 1111, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 212-5273889
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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  • Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 1111, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 90 212-5273889

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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