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Address: near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Fish Sandwich for a lunch

We had a fish sandwich here which was ok, but the style of the people making it on the boat was awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TalhaAyub
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Karachi, Pakistan

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This area was so nice it reminded me of a little village , you are directly at the sea front and you see locals fishing at all times , there are plenty of street stalls selling chestnuts , corn on the cob and doughnuts as well as popcorn and simit and thats a traditional round ring type bread freash and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pier is filled with tourists, we were actually only here to catch our boat tour of the Bosphorus! We were hungry and saw a few boats making fish sandwiches with a decent line. What an experience! The men on the boat were super friendly, one even allowed for me to jump on the boat that they were cooking on... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fish sandwich here which was ok, but the style of the people making it on the boat was awesome.

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is super easy to find, you can see them from the bridge. We just got something to drink there, I wouldn't really want to eat the fish they catch from the bay, the water isn't the cleanest. None the less, its a pretty cool set up they have going on there.

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Thank eric F
Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked along the harbour front in Eminönü when we decided to take a boat ride to Üsküdar on the Asian side. The ride cost us 1,55 Lira with our Istanbul cart and was fantastic. There are literally dozens of destinations leaving from Eminönü Pier.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from the ferry is amazing. The 12 Lira I spent was the most worthy thing I did in Istanbul. But the pier isn't so nice. It was a little bit chaotic. I was initially confused about where I was when I got off the boat.

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Thank Mike0315
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been dropped off from the boat their. the area is so nice and crowded. we ate fish which was very delicious.

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Thank عبد الصمد ا
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Eminonu Pier is famous for being a busy transit area. Mode of transport are metro, tram, taxi, boats. Also a perfect place for photography especially the Galata Bridge portion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you come from Kadikoy this place is starting point to old Istanbul. Its very crowded. walk along sea side and take pictures. Eat fish in bread and drink salgam or pickle water. cheap and delicious

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is the central area where people take ferries , boats etc. So many people. So much food. So much activities. Awesome views and great food. Nice to sit and people watch and enjoy the cool breze

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