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Karakoy Gulluoglu

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Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 09 10
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I can still taste the sweet honey on my lips

Gulluoglu's was recommended to me by the front desk of the hotel at which I was staying as the oldest/most authentic/best place to go to enjoy baklava. When entering the shop, I was a bit overwhelmed by the selection and everything seemed to be moving so fast that it was hard to jump into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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355 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gulluoglu's was recommended to me by the front desk of the hotel at which I was staying as the oldest/most authentic/best place to go to enjoy baklava. When entering the shop, I was a bit overwhelmed by the selection and everything seemed to be moving so fast that it was hard to jump into the counter line to place an... More 

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Greece
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading all these nice reviews we ve decided to visit this place. Its self service and you can choose from different types of filo pastry. Just grab a mix plate and a tea and enjoy. Very nice :)

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Thank Yiannis K
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What special about Karakoy Gulluoglu Baklava , it so delicious and not much sweet that upset you , this combination is awesome i ended up bringing 8KG of Baklava home , and my family loved it

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Thank Fahad A
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

gulluoglu is the best place for visiting after a long walk in all historical sites around and for a good break... they have best sahlep and turkish baklava... staff is very profesional and they are so kind... I will come again soon....

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have tried other gulluoglu stores but this is really the original one as they say. If you ever pass by Karakoy, dont miss to give a try even you dont feel like eating dessert.

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Thank MemoHawthorne
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get duped into buying your baklava ANYWHERE BUT KARAKOY GOLLUOGLU!! (pronounced gollu-ollu) This is the best of the best of the best. It is located in the Karakoy neighborhood near the water. Here is how it works STUPID TOURIST (just kidding) (but that is how you will be treated, but politely, if you don't understand how it works): 1.... More 

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Thank Emily W
Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eat baklava there and you will never enjoy baklava at any other place. The best baklava ever. Don't miss. The store "gulluoglu" has other branches all over Turkey but the one in Karakoy is the original one and does not have any franchise and/or branches. So, don't be lazy and go to Karakoy to taste the real thing!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This one is a little intimidating. First go to the pay counter and tell them what you want, this can be done by pointing at things and pulling out some lira. The guys there are super friendly, and very helpful, and the baklava is absolutely to die for.

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Stockholm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is the most popular place in Istanbul for Baklava. They do not have branches; the stores with similar names are owned by other family members, there is an ongoing disagreement. We bought a box of baklava as a present and ate a piece each. I thought that was a lot of sweet to be eating in the middle of... More 

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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Definitely the best Baklava in Istanbul, always crowded, friendly staff and good service, make sure to buy some to your family and friends, savour it with Kaymak and tea in turkish cups " Esteacan"

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighborhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 09 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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Staying in Karakoy

Neighborhood Profile
Karakoy
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, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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