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Yaka Balik Restaurant

Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 1111, Turkey
90 212-5273889
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Ranked #654 of 10,941 restaurants in Istanbul
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at Yaka Balik Restaurant under the Galata bridge. The food was excellent particularly the fresh fish; the view was outstanding; and the service was excellent. This is an excellent authentic Istanbul experience . Jack, Chicago

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have visited this restaurant for the last 12 years on business and always get a friendly reception unhurried and able to order just what I want.Looking forward to the next visit.

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Unknown
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Frankly, we were pressured (or persuaded) into going into the restaurant by the people who approach us when we walk along the bridge. The view is very nice, with all the boats going in and out. But the drinks and food were somewhat expensive and there wasn't much of the vegetables in our sandwich. Friendly s5aff at the beginning and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We ate balik ekmeks for a light lunch in this restaurant. The service was slow and not too friendly. The bread was dry and the fillings poor, yet the fish was excellent. Wouldn't visit again.

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Just wonderful. The proprietor and staff were lovely and the food was incredible, we would definitely recommend :)

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istanbul
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Yes l have had nice coffe in these nice fish restaurant and meze plate sas very fresh to and thanks to man in out side who recomend me here

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Rijsbergen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We visit here 30-5 but I wasn't happy with my visit. Our hotel give us a flyer when we asked for a good fish restaurant but after my experience I don't know why. They want to get you in and that's the most important thing but I expect a good quality service and food. This was not the case. We... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

From the first moment, almost everything about this place felt wrong: phony smiles hardly disguising impatient attitude, dishonest recommendations of the most expensive items on the wine list and menu, bland, tired appetizers, expensive grilled fish that felt like it's been defrozen, and to top it all up - outrageous bill of 298 TL (some 150 USD) for two. Avoid!!!

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Moscow, Russia
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22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We have had very bad experience with this restaurant. You will have only nice view an that is it... First of all there is nothing unusual in a menu which is completely same to all around. And when you see a lot of fish in a menu, that means nothing, because they bring you for a choice couple doradas, one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Good sea bass and free fruit salad. Also kind service and people. Offered free tea and fruit salad. Nice view over Bosforus. Close to Tram.

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