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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 #670 of 10,957 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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1 review
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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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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13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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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