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“When you have to go by water” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Eminonu Pier

Eminonu Pier
near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #68 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
Activities: Dining
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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“When you have to go by water”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Busy - a little confusing - but this is Istanbul.

If you need to take a ferry or boat to the princes islands - get there early as the schedule is not always reliable

Visited July 2012
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“Nice location and fresh fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Starting point for the boat trip along the Bosphorus and a location where you can eat fresh fish fast-food style prepared in front of you.

Visited January 2013
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“Turkish everyday culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Lovely to stroll along the top and see the people fishing everyday, under the bridge you will find countless fish restaurants selling the traditional fish sandwiches. Search for a bargain and choose the one full or locals, they are usually your best bet. Great if you want to experience real Turkish atmosphere :)

Visited January 2013
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“people meet people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The area is very animated all day long from morning to late at night. There are a lot of fish restaurants and you can see the fishermen on the pier.

Visited January 2013
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“Top tips for visiting Eminonu Pier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Tip 1: yes this is the must-visit site in Istanbul. You cannot miss it if you are visiting istanbul.

Tip 2: mind you, please do not go near the river if you are not a fish lover. There are several fish sandwich boats by the river and they are grilling fish 24/7, the smell of the fishy fish is quite strong.

Tip 3: i personally do not feel that you need to buy a Bosphorous ferry ticket. It is really not that spectacular. But if you are into river cruise or boat cruise, then go for it. There are ferry package like 65 lira for a Bosphorous sight seeing including lunch. We didnt take package because we went to Eyup and had a good look at the river view up on the hill

Tip 4: beware of your belongings because it gets very very packed.

Tip 5: if you are on a budget trip, have your meals settled near the bridge because there are tonnes and tonnes of push cart food sellers.

Tip 6: Yes! Last but not the least, like every reviews said, you have to try the very famous Eminonu fish sandwich that they sold on the boat parked at river bank. And also the infamous pickled drink which was quite refreshing even though it looks disgusting. It tastes very salty but worked very well by flushing the stinky fishy smell in your mouth after you finished the fish sandwich.

Tip 7: yes i will visit this location if i visit istanbul again. It has a very unique culture that no city has, especially the fishing scene.

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Visited November 2012
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