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Karakoy Lokantasi

Kemankes Cad. No : 37/A Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 292 44 55
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“grilled octopus” (23 reviews)
“liver” (14 reviews)
“fish” (30 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kemankes Cad. No : 37/A Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a modern Turkish restaurant with a nicely decorated interior. Once you step in you know you are in a Meditteranean restaurant. Food was delicious and prices were reasonable. One of the must-try places in Karakoy area.

Thank Jonathankent07
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are for ottoman food with a contemporary twist then this is the place. It is in a great neighborhood and the place is just beautiful!

Thank Elma_Tsarajevo16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marinated fish meze were gorgeous (sea bass and mackerel), the grilled calamari was meltingly soft and the meatballs were fantastic.

Thank scitrone
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is situated in a not so inviting corner of karaköy but is definitely worth a visit. The food is very good, the design of the restaurant is really nice, only the service could be better and friendlier. If going there on Friday or...More

Thank babs75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great restaurant with great Turkish food. Love the upscale but cosy atmosphere. Great place to get a dinner with friends. I went there to meet a friend from College. Food especially the mezes (Turkish Tapas) are great. For some reason they did...More

Thank jetsetterphoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. Visited twice in a week as the experience was excellent. Charming staff. Great food selection. The restuarant was quite busy but the friendly staff found us a table. I would recommend booking ahead.

Thank DevineVine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

True hidden gem in Karakoy area! The atmosphere was very nice as well as the food. We enjoyed a selection of hot and cold meze. We would recommend the grilled octopus as well as the aubergine with yogurt dip. We had fried zucchini with garlic...More

Thank EliseD897
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Hunkar begendi - roasted, pureed eggplant topped with slow cooked beef is only served at lunch. It is a dish from the Ottoman era. It was good. But my husband's grilled meat balls was even better! It came with a bean salad. We ordered the...More

Thank sunflowii
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had lunch here and we all loved it. Its location is pretty easy to find right next to the ferry boat shore at Karakoy district. The food is pretty good. Sizes are kind of small but the prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank edvin77
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Pouting waiters who don't understand you are saying the humus is disgusting, useless menù: octopus unavailable, the bill includes dried tomatoes in olive oil i haven't ask for.. what else? Not unforgettable experience... I will never come back.

1  Thank Maubauitaly
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy
is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at
the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most
historically significant area, it’s currently one of
the most happening parts of town as well. Here street
vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks
of the Horn where the views of major attractions
across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions,
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September 1, 2017|
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Response from Maya K | Reviewed this property |
Just call them, but make sure you do it at least 2-3 days in advance. No way to get the table without prior booking.
June 7, 2015|
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Response from GokhanTercan | Reviewed this property |
Phone number of Karakoy Lokantasi is +90 212 292 4455
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $38
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kemankes Cad. No : 37/A Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighborhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 292 44 55
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