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Galissta Restaurant

Mimar Mehmet Cd. No. 28/30 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
+90 212 458 12 11
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Ranked #3,227 of 10,971 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
Description: Starting activity with, "Sultanahmet meeting points" motto and Galissta keeps on growing with its professional service approach, selected tastes of world cuisine to different tastes of its rich menu, warm atmosphere and modern design,high level of customer satisfaction...
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Six of us went there for dinner. The restaurant looked pleasant enough, and no harassing by street hustlers seemed refreshing. the place is around the corner from the main strip, therefore not busy. that was the warning sign we ignored. half the items we ordered weren't available. when the food finally arrived it was just terrible. my kebab arrived with... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I feel like we were in a completely different restaurant than all the other reviewers. Granted, this is not a gourmet 4-star experience. The food is simple, but overall very good. But what we found very enjoyable was the Happy Hour, which I think lasted the entire day! It's on a very lively street, so it's great for people watching... More

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

There are lots of choices for restaurants in the Sultanahmet area. Most are good to excellent this one was the worst of 10 we tried. The touting outside is annoying but acceptable inside it is not acceptable.The wine list was a choice of red or white (ok in regional villages not downtown) and they wanted my wine choice before we... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Food was luke warm and rather tasteless. Music although not loud was horrid soppy Englısh songs. It ıs İstanbul and should have a Turkısh flavour to the atmosphere. Not recommended even for the stavıng.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Lured in by the "friendly" gentleman out front .... should have checked tripadvisor before ordering, similar story to tell as has been reported here several times. The 10 % Tax showed up on the bill just as mentioned by someone else here; my friends fish was "exchanged" for a "better" one without asking, wine was a not even close to... More

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Very aggressive the treatment of the host. He offered us 20% of discount and it was a lie. Be careful!!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is exactly the type of place to be careful of in Sultanahmet area. Guy in front calling in customers was nice and we gave in (only time on trip we did) and we should have kept walking. First if you have the seafood, the price is negotiable. This surprised me, when out front observing the fish selection negotiated the... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Walked past this restaurant every day during our stay, and eventually gave in to the man on the door. We were going to order some food, but first thought we would have a drink. we ordered a beer and a Tia-Maria cofee. The beer came, and about ten minutes later the waiter came back and explained they had no Tia-Maria,... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stupidly seduced by the sales patter, we agreed to eat at this 'worse than average restaurant.' Sold a fish, that would be filetted and served with jumbo prawns, we had high expectations after an extremely good meal in the fish restaurant on the opposite cormer the evening before. However, the presentation didn't inspire, the service was slow and the fish... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The food here was the worst we have had in our entire time here in Turkey. Up to this point, the food we have experienced has been nothing short of fantastic. Not anymore, I had the yoghurt kebab which was basically just pieces of ground swimming in goat yoghurt atop the blandest piece of pita I have had in Turkey.... More

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