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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

Quite a short menu of Turkish standards, all pf which (except possibly the pumpkin dessert: poor; and the baked rice pudding: excellent) were perfectly edible without being in any way remarkable. They have a pleasant tiled room and good staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

Last night as it was raining we went to this restaurant Had a fried calamari which to our surprise was a small plate The dried tomatoes in olive oil just came but we were charged 6 per person and 12 for 2 We were given...a big bottle of water which we were not chargeable but as we had beer thank goodness we didn’t open it Then we ordered a veal steak And instead was served hashed veal good to place into a sandwich Veal steak means a flat peace of veal steak into which we cut and consume Complete rip off 4 local beers around +100 2 sundried tomatoes in olive oil 12 The horrible mashed veal steak 59 Calamari 10% service charges Totally 247 TL Ridiculous Tourists have an option to avoid this restaurant If you go from the back door of JW Marriott there are some tiny eateries and also fine dining which tourist should explore ThanksMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

I had heard good things about this place for local friends so headed there for a meal. No complaints about the food but the way my food was billed was a total rip off, there is no way they would get away with treating locals...like this - A cover charge of 6 lira 12 lira for a bottle of water which I didn’t ask for, a waiter brought it, served water from it and left it there A 10% service charge on the total bill In typical critical fashion, once I paid, waiter took the bill with the cash and brought back change without the invoice. Very Shameful and disgraceful!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

Very nice food and a warm place to have your dinner. Totally recommended to people who love fish plates! Reservation needed.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020

Worst service I Have ever seen. They don’t know what they have in their menu. Terrible place and worst place

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020

We came here because it was recommended by a local but it felt rather touristy and trendy for sure. The food was very good but the service was subpar and the menu prices are on the more expensive side. They forgot some of our orders...and were over all a little slow. After dining out at a number of restaurants in Istanbul during our trip I definitely felt like there are plenty of other spots where you get more value for your money.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

An amazing experience, the food awesome served with passion exceeding all expectations! We were fed to fullness and our palates were even better satisfied! Îbrahim was our super host that tried the most! A definite must!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Managed to score a dinner table on NYE, the place was busy preparing for diners coming in for the NYE celebration and still took time off to honour their staff by taking a group photo. The menu has a good selection of salad, cold and...warm starters, mezze and the main seafood stuff, would highly recommend the grilled seafood, they are all reasonably priced. The place is nicely decorated, you will be greeted by a bronze spiral staircase upon entry and can marvel at the colorful Turkish tiles/mosaic. Love the food.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

best of All types of the turkish food. excellent service.. start with the fresh daily made mezes mainly with olive oil. Do not miss the koftes and the blue fish as main dishes if you are drinking Raki. finish with a selection of classical turkish...deserts with the fruits and a turkish coffeeMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in Karaköy. We went there for lunch, all the classic Turkish dishes were done so perfectly and price is also super reasonable. I love the fried silver fish and Sultan Delight and the desert. It is not easy...to get a spot for dinner so I advice to book ahead but you can walk in for lunchMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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of the Horn where the views of major 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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  • Karakoy Lokantasi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4