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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good sweets!

Good baklava, very popular with the locals. Was a recommendation from 2 different local sources. Very nice little square close by to look at the beautiful skyline while you savour the snacks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Good baklava, very popular with the locals. Was a recommendation from 2 different local sources. Very nice little square close by to look at the beautiful skyline while you savour the snacks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful desserts and you can almost find any kind of dessert you want! The service was kind although was also extremely slow at times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My tour guide from Daily Istanbul Tours took me here at the end of our tour as he knew how much of a foodie I am and was looking for the best baklava in Istanbul. Well, he lead me right! This place is AMAZING! He ordered a little sampling for us to try and nothing disappointed! Make sure to also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A smell of fresh butter will drill your nose and fire your imagination to taste all kind of baklava that you can find in the most famous "sweet" place in Karakoy region. Combine baklava with a cup of Turkish Coffee or Salep (in winter is preferable). Fresh lemonade is an alternative refreshment for Summer season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

if you are in the area and looking for tasting what a real BAKLAVA, this is the place to go. The original. Yes, loads of sugar, calories but excellent taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was some of the best baklava I had in Turkey. It is super fresh and delicious. I was told all the Gulluoglu are owned by brothers who each makes their own baklava and that this was the best one. Any Gulluoglu will be good (Karakoy is just the area).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Delicious homemade baklava with a diverse selection to choose from. Can choose a mix plate of 6 pieces for 14 TL. Tea was 2.50 TL. Turkish coffee was 6 TL. Nice cafe to socialise and enjoy treats. Would recommend the pistachio baklava which was an all round favourite for us. Complementary water provided. Would 100% recommend to anyone travelling to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

When you are in Turkey you probably want to try their famous baklava. There are several places where you can buy the baklava, but only one place serves the best; Karaköy Güllüoğlu. It is the perfect place to buy "take-home" baklava; they can seal the boxes for you so that you can take them back in your suitcase. You also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really glad I treated my sweet tooth with such great flavours. I could just eat most types of baklava this store has to offer. Trust your instincts and go for it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I am so glad that this place does not have branches because the temptation to indulge would be impossible to handle. They offer three basic baklavas - pistachio, walnut, and chocolate. They are THE purveyor of choice in Turkey and have a factory located close by in Karakoy. They are pretty close to the Galata tower near the golden horn... More 

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

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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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