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Karakoy Gulluoglu

#29 of 11,445 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 09 10
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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
Great setting and Baklava!

Everything is great about this place :) The crowded shop is worth the waiting line! Dondurma and Tea as well as Baklava are delicious and for really affordable prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Hiba A
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Beirut, Lebanon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Everything is great about this place :) The crowded shop is worth the waiting line! Dondurma and Tea as well as Baklava are delicious and for really affordable prices.

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saudi arabia
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

To tell the truth, every time i visit istanbul, i go for this sweet shop and yave baklava there, after that i buy between 6-9 kilos gift for my family and friends. I strongly recommend you to stop by as it is the best delights in istanbul.

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Dubai
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited Karakoy Gullouglu on a Sunday. It was full of locals and tourists. It is a aelf service place. It might be confusing for a tourist but you end up with the best desert you could have in Istanbul. I guess it is better to visit it on a weekday. Highly recommended. And the don't have any branch.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The baklava is magnificent here, and there isn't much to add to the other reviews, except a tip about the location. You'll find more than one "Karaköy Güllüoğlu" marked on the map, but the shop and café is right near the waterfront, in the Katlı Otopark. If you find yourself walking deeper into Karaköy (which happened to us, following Google... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The choice of baklavas is great, but the classic pistaccio is the very best. I have tried them almost all, for we were three days in Istambul and had different mixed boxes every time we were out in town. The classic is crispy, juicy and not very sweet, which is remarkable for Turkey, where people have quite a heavy hand... More 

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New York
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had baklava at 3 different places during our stay in istanbul and this was our least favorite. My wife states that these are overly sweet. We do not remember the name of our favorite place but we also like the baklava from Gulane kebap house. So you are not confused when you visit you first order what you want... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Indisputably the best konafa and baklawa in town Nothing else to add, the best in the city of the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Many do not know that Karaköy Güllüoglu is the only branch run by Nadir Güllul, and isnt't affilliated with the many eponymous outlets in Istanbul and around Europe. The Baklava is heavenly. We had a choice of all types and topped it off with the buttery cream to soread on top. Come hungry if you want to indulge. We had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is where all the restaurants and high quality shops get their baklava in Istanbul. There are four kinds to choose from but I like the pistachio the best. They will wrap it for you to take back home but go ahead and get some to eat whilst in the city. You'll not regret it i

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have spent years in Istanbul and tried baklava in many places and so far I can say Karakoy Gulluoglu is the best baklava place in Istanbul. There are other places in Istanbul using the "Gulluoglu" name but becareful those are not the original ones. Original one is located at Karakoy.

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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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