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“Leaves a long lasting taste in your mouth” 4 of 5 stars
Review of G By Karaf

G By Karaf
Suada Club-Galatasaray AdasI, Istanbul, Turkey
90-(212) 327 07 07
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Ranked #2,010 of 11,076 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $80 - $150
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Jordan
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“Leaves a long lasting taste in your mouth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

Amazing location, atmosphere, and food in the middle of the sea. One tip, make sure that you have the right address and name of the restraunt on you when riding a cab, because you might end up having your dinner in sketchy fish restaurant called Cibalik especially if you werent aware of the details of the restaurant being in the middle of the river. but phewww..that passed!

Although expensive, it was one of those rare moments when paying for such an expensive meal accompanied a smile given the taste and good service that we recieved in return. We started with the Sea Bass soup which was a good way to jump up the appetite for the rest. Followed it by appetizer of Sultan Ibrahim fish. The main meal was SeaBass fish cooked with salt, the fish will be covered with a thick layer (cacoon-like) of salt looking like a ceramic cover, a way to preserve a certain degree of heat and steam through cooking. At the beggining when served, you will freak out thinking that the size of the fish is the size of the salt cover. Was scary to even imagine that we will be eating that much after the soup and the appetizer. Then the waiter starts a fire on the serving plate to weaken the thick layer of salt and break it through hitting hooks and nails into it. once broken down, a big fish will be laying with a great smell of moistured meat. This was served with rocca salad and grilled potatos. It didnt stop here, the strawberry dessert soaked with wine and served with ice cream was a great closure for the whole experience. It takes you to heaven and brings you back with how it melts in your mouth. All of that was served with a white bottle of wine of which i cant remember the name.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Greece
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Don't miss it! Excellent location, excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

Yes... this is a restaurant worth going... The food is very nice ,the location even better and I have to say that we got the best service than any other Istanbul restaurant we went to. Don't miss the shellfish and scalops as well as the buttered shrimps. Highly recommended to book a table even if this is a big restaurant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
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86 restaurant reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Dining in the middle of Bosphorus on floating island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

This place is amazing. A complimentary boat taxi takes your from the shores of Ortakoy out to Suada Club which is a floating island or barge right in the middle of the Bosphorus Channel to Galatasaray Island. The restaurant has both outside and inside dining each having a beautiful view. The food is reasonable for the location. I would stick with the menu instead of the fresh fish, if you are watching your budget. After visiting here 3 times, it is a must stop each time I am in Istanbul.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vail
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“Suada Clup, Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

Suada Clup is a seafood restaurant located on a small island in the middle of the Bosphorus. It is about 8 miles from the Spice Bazaar and located opposite the Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lamborgini dealers of Istanbul. You take a small ferry from the mainland to the island. It is about a 3 minute journey. Located on the island are multiple restaurants. The food at this restaurant was probably one of my top 3 lifetime experiences. The food is very simple, pick your just caught seafood out of the display case, choose which way you would like it cooked, grilled, baked, fried, salt encrusted etc and then sit back and enjoy.

The Octopus appetizer was out of this world. A grilled octopus tentacle that was melt in your mouth tender, The grilled jumbo prawns and fish served with arugula and choice of starch were amazing. Don't miss the fruit. You have never tasted fresh fruit like this in the US. WOW. Amazing service and friendly staff.

A definite must when visiting Istanbul

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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Excellent location for the best scene of Istanbul. Located on the island and you eat next to sea with amazing view of...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

Excellent location for the best scene of Istanbul. Located on the island and you eat next to sea with amazing view of Bosphorus bridge. Mezes(starters) are great.But the fish was big disapointment with the size of the portions. The bill was also not so pleasent.

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