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New Galata Imperial

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Karakoy
European, Turkish
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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
One of the better choices under Galata Bridge

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Paul_CNX
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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preston
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

What is there to say!! Another gem amongst the fakes. Many of the bridge restaurants want your money, the Imperial wants to to enjoy the food and be happy. Compared to some of the restaurants in Eminonu, it is reasonably priced. They will let you have a beer or just a tea. Resist (Rashid) will look after you and remember... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

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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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