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Yaka Balik Restaurant

#449 of 11,197 Restaurants in Istanbul
#488 of 11,653 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Grand Bazaar
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Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 34500, Turkey
2125273889
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Seafood

Yaka Balik Restaurant is one of so many under the Galata Bridge with a Bosphorus view. Real good grilled fish and the waiters were pleasant and helpful. The service was a bit slow but in the end we were satisfied with the good food. We recommend this place for clean good food and the view of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Amman, Jordan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Yaka Balik Restaurant is one of so many under the Galata Bridge with a Bosphorus view. Real good grilled fish and the waiters were pleasant and helpful. The service was a bit slow but in the end we were satisfied with the good food. We recommend this place for clean good food and the view of the Bosphorus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I liked its location. Friendly welcoming staff and I loved it's grilled fish. They brought us too dessert on the house. Highly recommended :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Thank you Turgay and Mehmet for a wonderful and delicious dinner. We were recommended to Yaka Balik restaurant by our local guide, the amazing Ziekye! Turgay, gave us the VIP treatment. We felt so welcomed as if we were having dinner at his home! Mehmet is a wonderful person and exceptional waiter. We were made aware of the prices and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After being hassled by various restaurants along the bridge for your business we settled in this restaurant which is slightly quieter. Staff were friendly and food was nice! Value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I liked this place very much, so kind and respectful people, working here! Food is very delicious! It is easily to find Galata bridge right side from Eropian part of Istambul!

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our sea bream was delicious! Also, the restaurant was out of lentil soup which our vegetarian grandson had ordered. Going way above and beyond, our waiter got some for him from another restaurant! The stasis was friendly, and the views were lovely as sunset approached.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great setting ,great service from friendly staff, food nicely prepared and presented at a reasonable cost .Owner helped me sort out a few problems and sent his son out to get me some things from the local bazaar

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Istanbul has so many restaurants you could eat out at a different one every night for a year but Yaka Balik was the best one we went to, the food was excellent and the staff were helpful and friendly. If we return to Istanbul this is where we will go to eat.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The best fish I have ever tasted at Yaks Balik Restaurant which although one of many restaurants on the bridge all have great views of the new mosque .the staff were friendly & helpful as well as knowledgable about the seasonal seafood ,we were picked up from our hotel & returned after the meal

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lots of Great seafood, fresh desert, drinks, friendly staff, clean resturant and fabulous view. Nice summer night.

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Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 34500, Turkey
Phone Number: 2125273889
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 34500, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighborhood: Grand Bazaar
  • Phone Number: 2125273889

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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