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Karakoy Gulluoglu

#24 of 11,312 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • 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
Best Baklava in Istanbul

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
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254 reviews 254 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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59 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Ottawa
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53 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

A little difficult for a foreigner to understand the concept that you must pay first and then you get your food. I like to look at the food, choose it and then pay. Otherwise I don't know what to pay for! 😉 Wasn't so impressed with the tea - but chocolate baklava is divine!! Easy to find one of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Like the other reviews say..Great selection of food. The place has an old-school local vibe. Not many seats or places to eat, but take-away is just as good. Tried every baklava available. All similar and I couldn't tell you which one was better...but they were flaky and moist...bonus was the gluten-free baklava. It tastes like the regular baklava, but everyone... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Best place to taste "Baklava" but my favorite is "kadayıf with pistachio". Its fame is international so you can see lots of tourists

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You can believe locals and visitors alike when they shine praise on this baklava institution. After touring Turkey for two weeks, this baklava remains supreme. You can select your own, or go for a variety plate for around 7 lira. Seating is limited and is first come first serve, so try your best to stake out your spot. You order... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When in Turkey, we ate Baklava everyday. Then a restaurant patron told us to come to this place for Baklava and he didn't disappoint us. We bought 2 kilos of baklava to take back and it was all gone within two weeks (there are only two of us). It was still as good as the day we bought it and... 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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