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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 #707 of 10,976 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good food and excellent service with very friendly staff, good view from hotel and no pressure to leave when you have eaten .I went back a couple of times and was not disappointed.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went to this restaurant at the end of July, on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We should have known better - they obviously have some kind of deal going. The location on the river is OK, but the food ridiculously expensive (try 130 euros for a 1.5kg snapper). We did not enjoy the fish we ordered; had two... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The view and the quality of food was great. But they were way over priced. Even though the service was nice and friendly and it was easy to communicate with the waiters but what really bugs with this restaurant and with many other restaurants in Turkey are the push hustlers at the entrance of the restaurants. You can not have... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A month ago I visited this restaurant with family and ordered some fishes. Though I had already been sick of touting along the Galata Bridge, the restaurant’s service made us totally upset. I think the price was proper for the place and the quality of fishes. But, the matter was their service. I really don’t mind how much they set... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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