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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

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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
Beautifully renovated Turkish theme with romantic waterfront views on the Bosphorus!

The atmosphere of this waterfront restarant is beautiful both in the decor, music and views of the Bosphorus. The owners and staff were very attentive. Food was good and very reasonable among all the various seafood places in the Galata Bridge. Great value in food and atmosphere at a more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
travellingf00dy
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The atmosphere of this waterfront restarant is beautiful both in the decor, music and views of the Bosphorus. The owners and staff were very attentive. Food was good and very reasonable among all the various seafood places in the Galata Bridge. Great value in food and atmosphere at a more affordable price!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Excellent Food and atmosphere. Great setting overlooking the Bosporus. Owners are friendly, helpful and speak English which is really helpful when ordering food. Menus are in English as well, but with authentic Turkish flair. My suggestion: The lamb chops grilled in an oven which some vegetables. Also, the only restaurant that has narghile on this patch of land. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We just find it by chance but it was beautiful service , we tried the fish it was fresh and lovely , the place is based looking at a stunning view . We even had the pleasure of meeting the owner who took time to welcome us . Thank you (Fatih ) and good luck and look forward to seeing... More 

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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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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
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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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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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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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