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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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beautiful bosphours view.nice coffee and restaurant area.having Kumpir there soo nice becouse this food is famues there

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
tony m
Istanbul, Turkey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

beautiful bosphours view.nice coffee and restaurant area.having Kumpir there soo nice becouse this food is famues there

Thank tony m
mt pleasant, wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend showed us this neighborhood where his family grew up. Right along the riverfront and a nice view of the bridge. Little shops and places to eat in this area. And the little pink mosque where President Obama gave his speech during a recent visit to Istanbul. Great food, especially the hot potatoes stuffed with whatever you desire.

Thank wisconsinite2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortakoy is my favorite place. Beautiful cafes with a Bosphorus view of Bhosphorus and tasteful kumpir.

Thank Lauren R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the European banks of the Bosporus this is a small area, which is full of coffee shops, restaurants and cafes. There is also a number of market stalls selling up market souvenirs and gifts. There is no sign of any hard sell its all very relaxed and laid back. A great place to chill out or haggle for... More 

Thank Paul R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this city it's very nice shops restaurants people cafes I recommend everyone to visit or for your stay and don't forget to visit ortakoy mosque and the fish restaurant 👍🏻👍🏻

Thank hussein s
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is lovely place, I loved the view, I loved the bazar, accessories are so beautiful, most of them handmade. I loved the waffles and the potato they make

Thank haifa h
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an attractive place in Istanbul ! Lots of shops in the small paths/ alleys and looking over the Bosphorus. Hot potatoes with cheese and other topping is my favorite meal where you can find in many small booths scattered in Ortakoy, Also we may enjoy the waffles too.

Thank Khaled A
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

must be there almost every night. no more words to say, excellent place, enjoy eating the potato and waffle. not easy to find a car park near the busy area, parking available 5 minutes away.

Thank Hussain A
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice old area with the Ortakoy mosque built on part of the Bosphorus. Stunning views and you can do some shopping aswell. It's so relaxing to be there and don't forget to try the generously filled jacket potatoes.

Thank boat786
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very nice and simple place with all the tourist items such as hand made jewelry, carpets, etc. not far from the bisektas area.

Thank Ghazwan T

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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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