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Mediterranean, European, Turkish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

This was right by our hotel so lucky to have found it as in a very quiet location. It felt like walking into a little bistro in Paris. So quaint with the quirky decor. Jazz music playing in the background gives it an even more...chilled vibe. Staff are do warm and friendly. Menu is small bit what they offer is outstandingly good! Steak with fried potoates ( not fries but homemade slices of potato) and salad. Best steak I've had in a long time and only 50TL. Wine selection is super, had quite a few glasses of the merlot which is delicious. Would definitely return here on our next visit to Istanbul and make sure we stay close.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

I chanced upon this gem with my nephew who's an extremely picky eater and we both fell in love with the food and have come here 2 more times over our 5 days in Turkey. The portions are very decent and taste great. In his...and guy fieri's words, its 'flavourtown'.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020

It was hard to get a booking at this delightful restaurant close to our hotel. but we were glad we had persevered. The décor is charming and reminiscent of a European bistrot.A small but interesting Mediterranean menu and recommended wines. A lovely night out on...a miserable rainy evening.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 30, 2020

Nice, clean and little restaurant very close to Karakoy station, it reminds european style locals. Menù includes mediterranean typical food and turkish wine selection. A glass is around 40 liras, a bottle 180 liras. Staff is kind and service is quiet quick.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 17, 2020

walked into this place by chance to use the restroom and stayed back for food and glad we did. place is done up nicely and great vibe food was amazing, we were all vegetarian and ordered a bunch of salads, hummus, falafel, sandwich , pasta...and fries. everything was exceptional. it was a cold and rainy and the ginger tea was exceptional. had vegetarian options and a great find. such a nice placeMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

When you enter this restaurant, you find a cosy, nice atmosphere. It was very crowded even fir lunch. If you can catch a waiter and order a dish, the food is also good. They have a daily menu apart from the standard menu ( it...is only written outside the restaurant. If you don’t see it at the entrance, nobody mentions it. We ordered fried anchovies ( hamsi) with salad and it was a big and delicious option. Their desserts are average, the chocolate cake was better than the mosaic cake. But the waiters were very uninterested in the clients. As everyone mentions this, they must be given a training. Prices are similar to similar restaurants. Toilets are upstairs on the third floor. Türkçe not: garsonlarınıza mutlaka eğitim vermelisiniz. Son derece profesyonellikten uzak ve ilgisizler. Kötü bir şey yapmaları gerekmiyor, hizmet vermeyi bilmiyorlar.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

I think it was great option for lunch. I ordered manti and I enjoyed with my meal. I would like to come again.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

Lovely find a 2 min walk away from our hotel 10 Karakoy. Staff were friendly and happy to give recommendations. The fried seabass was a really decent size and overall a tasty, simple but well balanced dish. Prices extremely reasonable.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here. The food was delicious! The restaurant is an excellent space with really cool art work on the walls.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is excellent and we'll worth your patronage. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2019
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is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at
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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
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I have not visited both but from what I heard because I lived for a while in Istanbul there is simply no comparison.Try gumruk and you will not regret it!
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  • Karaköy Gümrük is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 5