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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Lovely view

Ortaköy is a lovely place facing the sea, a place full of energy and good vibes, plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, accessories shops are located at that side of the shore, I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ortaköy is a lovely place facing the sea, a place full of energy and good vibes, plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, accessories shops are located at that side of the shore, I likef the baked potato, it's a traditional food in this place.

Thank Lina K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located within the district of Beşiktaş, Ortaköy used to be a small village. There is a lot to do and see nowadays. Ortaköy has everything - wonderful cafés and restaurants, a beautiful view of the Bosphorus bridge (especially pretty at night) and the Bosphorus itself, the Ortaköy Mosque and great night clubs are also nearby. I like to come here,... More 

Thank AnBe1986
Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didn't like the restaurants and cafe's at all, noisy and expensive with no value The good thing is that you can buy some accessories and eat delicious kumpir, also staff of the kumpir kiosks!!! They were so funny really

Thank SaraFadel92
Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ortakoy sea side is good place for sea view .. but not distinctive place. You may enjoy the same view in other areas like Eminonu, Galata Bridge, .. etc. You may go there and set in front of the sea and enjoy if you are already in the area around.

Thank HarrazCairo
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked there from Besiktas and was pleasantly surprised. First of all, it's a place lots of locals go to for 'kumpir' - a baked potato with a whole host of fillings which go far beyond the tuna, cheese and beans common in Britain - cafes and tea places. There's also a huge Mosque in the area, so no alcohol is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're passing by ortakoy take a moment to go and the byside view of the bosphore. Many shops will serve you hot potatoes and waffles. This is not a must to do in Istanbul but worth the try.

Thank Moez K
Tabriz, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach perfect for walking There are many typical restaurants and seafood The best place to eat Kumpir With small shops Under the Bosphorus Bridge Perfect for dinner and spend time after it

Thank babakjx
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ortakoy is a little neighbourhood not far from the Besiktas district. Noted for its 'kumpir' places as well as cafes and tea houses, it is located right by the seaside with a great view of the historic Buyuk Mecidiye Mosque, a.k.a the Ortakoy Mosque, built in 1854. It is crowded at all times of the day, but the best time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a place u should have on your list if u go to Istanbul.... the view is breath taking especially at night.. went for potato waffle and drink must go👍🏻

Thank Ola C
Shiraz, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this place you can find various restaurants which serve fresh sea foods and fast food and .... do not forget to get there and enjoy fresh foods.

Thank Alireza-Sharifi7270

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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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