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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many...

This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.

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Best place in istanbul! Eat baked potato & waffle! Walk by the sea! Check the mosque it's wow! Have tea on the bouf on the street! Nice relaxing area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mariam E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place in istanbul! Eat baked potato & waffle! Walk by the sea! Check the mosque it's wow! Have tea on the bouf on the street! Nice relaxing area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many cafe at the base of the throat, the restaurant, the bar is a fun challenge. Baked potato dish is very famous here.Baked Potato Pancakes and rows of tiny current. There are street between installer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visted ortakoy during my trip in July. Had kumpir & waffles there must try + cruise ride on bosphorous one hour just 25 TL per person. You can buy some soviner from there. Excellent tourist spot. Must visit. !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places in istanbul especially for evening and night time hangouts. there are lots of nice bars, restaurants, and a bazaar. It also has the best night clubs in istanbul. There's also an excellent view of the bosphorus bridge and the bosphorus sea

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the Sunday market which was a disappointment. Expect cheap trashy trinkets and fast food restaurants. The one restaurant that is good is called the House Cafe linked to the hotel near the ferry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view and the ambience of the city centre is beautiful so it should be a must see for everyone wishing to travel to Istanbul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to take a break from the beautiful mosques, and the traditional cultural sites. Lots of Turkish fast food booths selling baked potatoes you can load up with many diffferent and colourful toppings. Ice cream and candy places. Souvenirs, sun glasses, scarves and mementos. Great people watching. Lots of happy families. And then there's the walk by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk thru the cool street with lot of fast food options & souvenirs to buy. At the end, there is bosphorus with a nice view of it. The ortakoy masjid is typical of ottoman architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner at Hobo Cafe which is on the Bosphorus on the third level. It has beautiful views with a very friendly owner. We had delicious sea bass and salmon. There are little shops to stroll through and many restaurants or take away places to chose from. We took a ferry to Besiktas and then a bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ortakoy is one of many gd places in Istanbul, what makes ortakoy special variety of delicious food available all over the place with a lot of local stores that you can amazing gifts for your family and lover Located directly on the sea which give the place a romantic view with many cafes available where you can food and sheesha... More 

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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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