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Karakoy Gulluoglu

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Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 09 10
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The King of Baklavas

We tried many other Baklavas in Turkey- Hafiz Mustafa 1864, other "Gulluoglu" dessert places which by the way are not related to KARAKOY GULLUOGLU. Funny thing- all the Gulluoglu dessert shops look the same from the signage. DO NOT be confused. KARAKOY Gulluoglu is simply the BEST!! This baklava... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We tried many other Baklavas in Turkey- Hafiz Mustafa 1864, other "Gulluoglu" dessert places which by the way are not related to KARAKOY GULLUOGLU. Funny thing- all the Gulluoglu dessert shops look the same from the signage. DO NOT be confused. KARAKOY Gulluoglu is simply the BEST!! This baklava topped the charts on flavor, flakiness, crunchiness, and overall taste. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Go here if you are coeliac/gluten intolerant and want to try baklava while in Istanbul. It tastes great and is well worth a visit. Very close to the Karakoy pier area. Tip: order first then take your receipt to the staff to serve you, not the other way round!

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is one of the best places in the world where wonderful and delicious baklava is served and I enjoyed its taste :) While eating it you can feel how beautifully it is made.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I found this place by searching "Best baklava in Istanbul." Is it? Maybe! It is very, very good and the number of varieties is unbeatable. The baklava we had was truly delicious, and we tried a whole bunch of different varieties... Each one tasted very distinctly different, some with more nuts, some with less, some with floral notes in them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I'm definitely sure that you will enjoy one of the best baklava ever, you would realize this the moment you get in and try it, do not miss this experience :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Maserati of Bakhlava. I used to not like bakhlava when first tasted in Germany at a Turkish joint, that on my stay in Istanbul, bakhlava was not on my mind of things to eat here. Found it TOO SWEET as a dessert. DB feeding me was like making a kid drink cough syrup. After the first bite, I craved... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is reportedly famous throughout Turkey that it has the best baklava. SInce I haven't eaten all the baklava inTurkey, I can't quite make that claim but I can say it's pretty darned amazing. This family has owned this shop for quite some time - very Mom and Pop-ish. There are no franchises despite knock offs with the name... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As usual they have The best baklava in istanbul. Pastries also very very good. Little pricy but absolutely worthed it. Do not miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

These are the best baklavas in the world. Period. We tried almost every variety, and they were all great. The ingredients are super fresh and the baklavas are just perfect. I personally have a soft spot for their chocolate baklava, because I've never eaten such HEAVENLY choc baklavas before. I just wanna note that the address listed here is their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As I'm not a baklava connoisseur, I'm not qualified to opine on whether this is or isn't the best in Istanbul. But, what I ate was delicious. Karakoy Gulluoglu is one of those old school big city places that has its own quirky system. It's pretty much self-service. Just ask. Don't get flustered. You'll figure it out. It's all sticky,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighborhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 09 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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Karakoy
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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