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Galata Restaurant & Bar

Istiklal Caddesi, Orhan Adli Apaydin Sokak No:5/A Beyoglu-Istanbul | No:5/A Asmali mescid mahallesi, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
+90 212 293 11 39
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (5 reviews)
“fish” (9 reviews)
“main course” (6 reviews)
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Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Istiklal Caddesi, Orhan Adli Apaydin Sokak No:5/A Beyoglu-Istanbul | No:5/A Asmali mescid mahallesi, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We had a private room away from the louder part of the restaurant. They had life music and it was very busy. The food and drinks were great!

Thank peter f
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This restaurant is located at the top of the Galata Tower. The cakes and coffee are good and their prices are reasonable. The view from the restaurant is really amazing.

Thank Zulm0hd
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We came across this restaurant while wandering around istiklal street and we are SO glad we gave it a go. There is no menu; we were told that its a set price and you get sharing meze to start and then a choice of fish...More

1  Thank cardinalg
Reviewed April 9, 2018

My friends and I had a fabulous night at this Meyhanesi (turkis h restaurant\ bar with traditional live music). This makes for an enjoyable night with a traditional Turkish atmosphere. There is a live band and you can dance if you like. The good is...More

Thank 007Worldtraveller
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We were walking from our hotel and happened to look in and thought this place looked cosy and warm. Went in and decided to have the set menu. We had a mezze starter of approx 10 salads and then could choose fish or beef for...More

Thank Keri D
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We happened there totally randomly and just fell in love :)! The stuff is great. So polite, notice everything and even spoke pretty good english. The food was great and if you take the fix menu (125.- liras for one person) you get to eat...More

Thank EvaL1276
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We as a family wanted to experience an authentic Turkish “tavern” dinner on our last night in Istanbul. After checking many other Meyhanes decided to go to Galata based on location and other reviews and the place did not disappoint- we were seated immediately although...More

Thank PSriprak
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Stumbled in and it was very very nice. Live band playing Turkish music, with all the tables singing along! Our waiter Melih was great, and brought us extras, such as coffee at the end. Well priced, and the nicest white fish I've ever had!

Thank Paul A
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Best place to have an enjoyable evening between friends eating mezze and drinking raki. Nice atmosphere with traditional Turkish live music. The menu is fixed and you can choose between fish and beef as a main. Menu price includes raki and water.

Thank TOUrban
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

If you want a traditional Istanbul experience of drinking, singing and often dancing, you need this "meyhane" (tavern) experience. The music (fasıl) is performed by 4 older gentlemen and as the evening progresses, the audience joins in. Most often from tables but in our case,...More

Thank TheEduCarter
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istiklal Caddesi, Orhan Adli Apaydin Sokak No:5/A Beyoglu-Istanbul | No:5/A Asmali mescid mahallesi, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 11 39
  • E-mail
Surround yourself in a world of live Turkish folk music while eating the very best of Turkish cuisine. This is a restaurant populated, by and large, by locals, but they love it when the occasional tourist stumbles in. Spend the first hour or so listening to amazing voices, basking in the joy all around you and filling up on exquisite food and drink. Before long you will be up and dancing with the Turks. Ideal for families, couples and groups of friends, if an authentic night on the town is what you're after, then you won't find a better option than Galata Meyhanesi.
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