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New Galata Imperial

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Yeni Galata Koprusu, Karakoy Bogazi, Istanbul, Turkey
90 0212 292 62 15
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice views on water

This is a quiet restaurant located under a bridge. Like other contributors have stated, they too reduced the menu prices to get our group's business, there were 6 of us. Overall, not too bad, but nothing really worth mentioning. Wait staff were keen to serve us and we drank free tea after... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2012
PeterB4350
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This restaurant is now known as "Imperial Galata" since the signage of all restaurants under the bridge was standardised. We went here because it was the only place not having touts outside trying to drag customers in, and also did not have the dreadful live Turkish music as so many other places have. Manager was friendly, if a little pushy... More 

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Naxxar, Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food was excellent and the staff outstanding. The views all around us were stunning with all of Istanbul below us.

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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were two adults with three kids, fifteen, twelve and six year. So we thought we will go see sunset on Galata bridge and have a nice meal. We asked the hotel reception for directions to get there and he told us they have a free shuttle there. That seemed convenient. It so happened that this restaurant had a pick... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We have chosen the restaurant because it was Turkish wedding party inside. And because all other restaurants were too laud and too insisting in desire to get us inside. Lucky I have read all bad reviews afterwards, otherwise I would never choose it! Our experience was great, food was tasty, service was very good and the Bosporus view was just... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a quiet restaurant located under a bridge. Like other contributors have stated, they too reduced the menu prices to get our group's business, there were 6 of us. Overall, not too bad, but nothing really worth mentioning. Wait staff were keen to serve us and we drank free tea after dinner. All up, just OK.

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shepperton
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55 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

on the galata bridge with lovely views so get a table at the front. the previous reviews are correct in that you get beseighed at every restaurant to eat there. so be strong and choose the one you're comfortable with! they reduced the menu prices to get our custom and kept to it. they'll try to flog you every course... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

The come on guy promised us grilled fish with mashed potatoes and vegetables, live music, and complimentary coffee and dessert. He wanted us to be happy eating there and promised we didn't have to pay if we weren't.. On the menu the grilled fish was 18 lira, but we had to buy by the kilo at 80 lira for two.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We crossed the Bridge one evening and were practically eaten alive by all the Restaurant owners promoting their place. Some of them were really agressive. The guy at New Galata seemed nice enough and we wondered if we should try it out, as we were in Istanbul for a number of nights. So we went back the next evening. Several... More 

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norfolk, virginia, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

we loved the restaurant, and the wonderful view. the manager, ahmet, is wonderful. I have never had such a fabulous birthday dinner in my life. we have friends who will be in Istanbul this month, and we have already recommended the restaurant. turkish hospitality and relaxation is like no other in the world.

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aTH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2010

Been in Instabul for XMas. New Galata Resto is really sth. Fresh and nicely baked fish, really nice wine, sensible prices, extraordinary view I could not ask for more. Make sure that you find this one though! There are a lot under the galata bridge!!!

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Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu, Karakoy Bogazi, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 0212 292 62 15
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
Cuisine: Turkish

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  • Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu, Karakoy Bogazi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 90 0212 292 62 15

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Turkish

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