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Karakoy Gulluoglu

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Dessert, Turkish, Tea Room
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Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 09 10
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Perfect for baklava.

Normally I'm not a baklava lover and not prefer to eat sweat things but, they are really perfect. They work fast and their employee is very kind.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Furkan P
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Normally I'm not a baklava lover and not prefer to eat sweat things but, they are really perfect. They work fast and their employee is very kind.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of locals and tourists alike visit this store to get their baklavah fix. Definitely a must to visit if you're in Istanbul, and it's great for souvenirs! I tried a variety of baklavah, all delicious, especially when complemented with a Turksih cay. I believe there are two locations - their HQ in Tophane and their shop near Karakoy pier.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Tremendously delicious baklava, sweet honey, melting in your mouth...a unique experience!! And I've tried a lot of baklavas in my life so I know lot on the subject! Go there as soon as possible!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We hunted down this place during our last day in istanbul as we heard it was the best baklava to be had in the city. It's an easy walk from Karakoy metro station. Now we are usually no fans of baklava, at least not the (one or two) versions we have had elsewhere, and consequently are no experts on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Trust us. We tried many different places. This is outstanding! Only slight complaint is that prices have become a little steep and the syrup is a tad on the sweet side. Had some from Gazientep - less sweet and richer. But if in Istanbul only, this cannot be beat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The best Baklava I have every had by far. I am not a fan of Baklava at all but this place is simply fantastic. They make nothing else. And it shows!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Did not like the place so much but aparently they have the best baklava in the city.we tried baklava somewhere else did not liked much.the best one we ever had was karakoy guloglu

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

If you love baklava, a visit is compulsory. Fantastic vibe within which to enjoy baklava, Turkish ice-cream and tea. Place is frequented by both locals and tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best baklava I have eaten in whole Turkey. Try the ones with pistachio and buy a doggy bag to be taken home.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This desert shop is known for the Turkish sweet Baklava and the shop is very busy but there Baklava doesn't taste like what I heard it tastes like it's taste is "ok" but always eat it fresh but I have tasted better baklava in Istanbul

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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, Turkish, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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