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Yaka Balik Restaurant

#157 of 11,896 Restaurants in Istanbul
#163 of 12,261 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Neighborhood:
Grand Bazaar
Mediterranean, Turkish
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Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü, Istanbul 34500, Turkey
2125273889
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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 enough - fabulous view

My husband and I ate here the other night while we were visiting Istanbul. We had a lovely dinner. It was tasty, but nothing particularly special. Interestingly, our hotel strongly advised against eating at any of the restaurants under the Galata Bridge; they said others had reported that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AndieKBoston
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here the other night while we were visiting Istanbul. We had a lovely dinner. It was tasty, but nothing particularly special. Interestingly, our hotel strongly advised against eating at any of the restaurants under the Galata Bridge; they said others had reported that the prices were too high and non-Turkish speakers were charged more. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's was amazing real music and atmosphere there and also beatiful food , the best kalamar food , and turkish helva dessert is wonderfull actually i certainly advice to visit this pleace

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Thank Batuhan D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yaka fish Galata under the bridge. Communication with customers is very good. You will be side by side with the sea. You won't find a better place than this place in Istanbul. I'd recommend it.

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Thank emre y
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my friand i go this restaurant many time.They have very nice service and staff specialy Serkan hi is very help full and friendly. When i want to eat fish definitely i will go there again. Best pleace for romantic dinner.

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Thank Kocak68
Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I recently went here with my mother and were delighted to find that this place is a fantastic restaurant. We had amazing scenery of the Bosphorus Bridge all lit up at night time. It was really beautiful along the waterfront. We had the Sea bass and Calamari, which were both extremely good. Really fresh food and some of the best... More 

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Thank kristen9999999
Shubenacadie, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

First time to this restaurant under the Galata Bridge.The baked fish was just fantastic with all its flavours kept inside the shell of salt.The calamari was the best we have ever had anywhere !The service was very professional. Oktay is the best. He is so attentive to your needs. All staff look their best in black suits and the atmosphere... More 

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Thank Helika2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Thank you very much gentlemen for their service Serkan 🎀 was super hot sweet candy. Presentations were presented with the most fantastic shape. I strongly recommend it. I love 🎀👑

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iran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I went there with my family , it's fine for seafood not other food with meat and chicken , we ordered different kind of fish and they were very delicious and fresh

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Thank sareKM
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Nice and testy food. Professional personnel. Highly recommend for all my friends. Hope to visit this place again. Thank you Oktay for excellent service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Thanks to our guide, Sebahattin of Turkish Tours, my friends and I experienced a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. The calamari was some of the best I have ever had and my entre of sea bass was excellent. Enjoying our meal at this waterfront restaurant certainly added to its appeal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children

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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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