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Karakoy Gulluoglu

#24 of 11,372 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Dessert, Tea Room
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Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 09 10
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
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
Most recent review
The most amazing baklawas and the most awful service

I did not eat better baklawas in Istanbul when I was there, yet I also did never get so awful a service. I wanted to buy for 1kg of mixed baklawas: pistacchio, walnut, almond, or chocolate baklawas, with differents numbers of filo layers. The choice in the shop is large, the prices are reasonable... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
shruti7
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Augsburg, Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Augsburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I did not eat better baklawas in Istanbul when I was there, yet I also did never get so awful a service. I wanted to buy for 1kg of mixed baklawas: pistacchio, walnut, almond, or chocolate baklawas, with differents numbers of filo layers. The choice in the shop is large, the prices are reasonable (56TL for 1kg) and the baklawas... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A local woman told me that the best baklava house in Istanbul (and perhaps all of Turkey) is Karakoy Gulluoglu. Finding the place was a bit tricky so here are my directions: From the Karakoy tram stop, go down to the road closest to the pier. Once on that road, go left so that the Bosphorus river is on your... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were told this is the best baklava experience in Istanbul and boy! was that right. They don't have a huge range of sweets as some of the other baklava places and they are priced much higher than many other baklava places too but with good reason. Best place to carry back baklava when he head home too. They know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you think you have had baklava then think again. this place has been making the stuff for centeries and BOY are they good at it.... Don't be intimidated by the locals as this is not really a key tourist location and it can feel like the crazy ordering experience you get in a Subway of Mc Donalds. But take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Amazing Baklava full of locals that says it all. A must 1kg mixed for c58TL which is probably 50% cheaper than the airport boxes. This is the cafe bit there is a store about 5 mind away too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

After several Turkish friends and acquaintances told us that this place had the best baklava in Istanbul, we decided to try it. They were right. We went on a Saturday afternoon and the line was around the block, cars were double parked everywhere, etc. Do yourself a favor and try it. It is in Karakoy, close to the Galata Bridge.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Was literally dropped off right in front of the door by locals I had met, who insisted that this was the best baklava in Istanbul. They were right! Packed with locals, so if you're looking for an authentic experience, this is it. The baklava itself is delicious, and there is plenty to choose from. I was recommended the Kare Baklava... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Just as Haci Bekir is known for their Turkish Delight, Gulluoglu is known for their amazing baklava. On all three of our Istanbul trips, we have picked up baklava to eat in our hotel room and to bring home - and it never disappoints. I can only speak for the locations in the Spice Bazaar, and Sirkeci, but the service... More 

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Ios, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It s the top shop to buy delicacies ..best quality best service the kindest staff speaking all the languages !!! JUST GO ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was recommended to us by our taxi driver for having a great selection of baklava and we were not disappointed. We tried a few of every flavour and they were very moist, not too sweet and full of nuts and honey. Delightful, with a cup of Turkish tea. Head to the self service counter if you want takeaway. Reasonably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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