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Yaka Balik Restaurant

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Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 1111, Turkey
90 212-5273889
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 212
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
"Fantastic place!"

I do not know what I liked more. The food, the view from the restaurant, friendly staff! The restaurant provides a free shuttle from the hotel. The atmosphere is excellent. Every person in this place can find exactly what they want. I strongly recommend. Elma

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Elma P
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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I do not know what I liked more. The food, the view from the restaurant, friendly staff! The restaurant provides a free shuttle from the hotel. The atmosphere is excellent. Every person in this place can find exactly what they want. I strongly recommend. Elma

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Friendly personal! great atmosphere, Hakim is really cool guy, who made us very good offers, strongly recomended, if u want to eat goid fish, u have to try this place. Thank u Hakim, for lovely hospitality!

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The restaurant specializes in a fresh fish. I tried the fish called lyufal. It was prepared good enough. The wine, that was recommended by the waiter, matched with fish well. The hot appetizer of aubergine and cheese was also delicious. The dinner was accompanied by excellent national live music. I recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Yaka fish restaurant is amazing experimentation..absolutely to visit this is yaka..I came later firstly time..good job..

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Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Before we decided to try this place, we had checked some online portals. Well the reviews sound ok n we'd prefer to save time for looking around. As most of the spots under the bridge are quiet nagging (n begging) I became suspicious and more suspicious as the guy at the door mentioned about good reviews on Tripadvisor. While waiting... More 

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Istanbul
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

First they show you decent prices outside then once they have you inside they will try to sell you "sea" fish which costs 10x. Terrible food all together, they charge you cover charge (2tl) for water and bread AND 10% service. When approached waiter to understand better what all the charges meant he turned rude and defensive. Total trap/rip off...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very nice people and excellent food (i had jumbo shrimp and scorpion fish) i recommend :)

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very delicious and humorous service! It is fantastic Plz come with your lover and friends and family.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place as a group of friends based on a recommendation. The ambience is nice being under the bridge by Galata. The fish selection was nice and the quality all seemed very good. The style of cooking is somewhat bland when you compare to other European seafood experiences. Prices are honest. I've heard many horror stories of foreigners... More 

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Bahrain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food is absolutely outstanding and the service is very good and fast. The staff were extremely kind with us...the manager, Mehmet Yasar Akyel, was very professional and kind, Jihan, another staff member, was very helpful, social, and friendly. Overall, the night was special and perfect, lovely restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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