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New Galata Imperial

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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Go Fish!

With so much fishing going on on the Galata bridge, fish seemed the most appropriate menu in the restaurant under the bridge. Our choice was not regretted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lagos, Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With so much fishing going on on the Galata bridge, fish seemed the most appropriate menu in the restaurant under the bridge. Our choice was not regretted.

Thank Jydeoo
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We enjoyed an exceptional lunch at this indoor/outdoor restaurant under the Galata Bridge in beautiful Istanbul. This was a catered, group luncheon, so we did not see or order from a menu, but we ate VERY well. The meal started with several delicious mezze dishes, including spiced prawns, and other fish and veggie dishes, bread and yoghurt. As an entrée,... More 

Thank wanderlust_karen
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank 22david55
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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249 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 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 

Thank Paul_CNX
Naxxar, Malta
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank SonyaMicallef
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

1 Thank moyenan
Odessa, Ukraine
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142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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 

Thank lubitelj r
Toowoomba, Australia
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63 reviews
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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.

1 Thank PeterB4350
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

Thank shahsampler
Middleburg, Florida
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8 reviews
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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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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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Staying in Karakoy

Neighborhood Profile
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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