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Yaka Balik Restaurant

#435 of 11,346 Restaurants in Istanbul
#471 of 11,814 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 34500, Turkey
2125273889
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lovely staff, food and view - fresh seafood are showcased on a trolley for you to choose, the waiters are friendly and the view is the best! White table cloths, clean, navy blue and white theme, professional

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The wait staff was excellent and very attentive, since we were all foreign travelers they took great care to explain things, how their pricing worked (very reasonably priced) and how their dishes are prepared and served. They cooked to perfection and even arranged for transportation to and from the restaurant.

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A fitting way to conclude a brilliant 4 day trip to Istanbul! I was initially impressed by the spectacular views across the Bosphorus and the beautiful New Mosque in the background. We were drawn to the restaurant owing to the polite charm of the staff and I felt that the trip wouldn't be complete without sampling the city's seafood. This... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

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

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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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