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Yaka Balik Restaurant

#448 of 11,108 Restaurants in Istanbul
#483 of 11,552 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Yeni Galata Koprusu No:6 | Eminönü Merkez, Eminönü, Istanbul 1111, Turkey
90 212-5273889
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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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
Great local atmosphere

A couple of turkish friends and I came across this restaurant and we were glad we stopped to eat. The whole evening was an awesome experience in the true turkish style. The food was to my taste very well cooked, mainly seafood. But the main idea in this restaurant is to sit with friends, drink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Lontanicus
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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400 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this cute little restaurant at the bosporus, immediately we were greated with a polite smile by Veysi. We got offered the fresh catch of the day and it was absolutely scrumptious. Definitely a fit for the upper class without making your credit card weep. Two words: most delightful!

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Szentendre, Hungary
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went to this restaurant not really sure of what I wanted to eat. The staff were very friendly and gave me lots of suggestions. I felt very welcome at Yaka Balik. I asked for a recommendation, I got the Seabass. It was cooked beautifully! While I was eating my meal I had a front row seat to the Bosphorus... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We just find it by chance but it was beautiful service , we tried the fish it was fresh and very delicious, the place is ader the galata bridge and looking at a magnifisent view of Topkapi palace, Bosphorus and yeni cami. We even had the pleasure of meeting the owner who took time to welcome us . Thank you... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A couple of turkish friends and I came across this restaurant and we were glad we stopped to eat. The whole evening was an awesome experience in the true turkish style. The food was to my taste very well cooked, mainly seafood. But the main idea in this restaurant is to sit with friends, drink infinite glasses of raki (a... More 

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

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