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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: Dessert, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Fab sweet indulgence

Loved this cafe- no problem with lack of English with staff - pretty self explanatory visually! Loved being adventurous and just having a tiny taste of different things. Returned then to compile a box to take home and share with our friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Vivien W
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Loved this cafe- no problem with lack of English with staff - pretty self explanatory visually! Loved being adventurous and just having a tiny taste of different things. Returned then to compile a box to take home and share with our friends.

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Q.C.
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

According to the owner of the hotel where I stayed, this is where I can find the best baklava in Istanbul. Being a first-timer in Turkey, I was surprised to see a lot of variants of baklavas. They all looked delicious. I just wish they had English labels on their display since communicating with the people behind the counter was... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The locals go here. It's a Turkish delicatessen-but here's the best bit. Pick what you want and they either put it on a plate OR cook it up for you, then eat it. It is very popular and the atmosphere and seating is second to none. I will be back!

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cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

You need to pay first, then go to the counter and get the baklava & then you sit down. I tried the mixed plate of 6 baklava which is a great way to see & taste the difference. Also has takeaway.

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the place to get the best traditional Baklava in Istanbul. There's a huge variety to choose from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

According to the national rankings, the best baklava in Turkey. Try going classic & eat the ones with pistachio or walnuts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Do not leave Istanbul without trying baklava and su boregi here! All kinds of baklava they have are amazing but i do not suggest gullac. They have the best baklava and su boregi by far

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San Francisco, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My local colleagues told me the story that this is the original store, but there are three brothers who have the same recipe from their dad who had the original shop, and there is a huge feud. So that is why you see the big sign that says "we do not have any franchises". Apparently, one of the brothers has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I read a review on here where someone was snooty about this Baklava - all I would say is ignore them. We are self proclaimed foodies who tend to spend more time planning out eating stops than our cultural ones, and we loved it. In fact, we loved it so much that we almost missed our transfer by going all... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is the place to go for the best baklava, it really is good. It is very fresh and filling, I couldn't finish all the pieces I had. The turkish tea that you can have is really needed, I do had sugar to mine though. The baklava is very sweet so you made need to drink some water afterwards. Great... More 

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

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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