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Karakoy Güllüoğlu

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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just so good, absolutely delicious. And such a speedy delivery. To the Highlands in Scotland. Thank you to all the staff and Mr. Nadir.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I made us go here out of our very precious time in Istanbul. Kudos to them to having had a vegan option at all! Also I'm glad because I now know what a #1 rating on Google for "best baklava" leads one to across the...globe; it was teeming w/ people! However, I was told by a vegan source that this was one of the only places in Istanbul for "traditional" baklava - i.e. made with oil and not butter and therefore VEGAN. Indeed, it did have a vegan option for only baklava and nothing else, it was neither said to be traditional nor particularly popular. In fact, while I wanted to love it, I did not. They've got to work on the additional stars/points, in my opinion. Three is because 2 were earned by having a dedicated vegan option and 1 because I felt bad giving it two while it had a dedicated vegan option.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic gluten free baklava. Tastes the real thing. A paradise for a gluten intolerant lover of baklava.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

Wow! What a choice of baklava. Every piece we tried was just perfectly made and presented. Complimented by our Turkish coffee a great stop and refresh point. I will find their importer in the UAE and buy plenty more!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

Well, we have discovered that there's ok baklava and there's fantastic baklava - the latter being that of Karakoy Gulluoglu. Arriving for the first time at the cafe/shop it's a little overwhelming, both in terms of number of people and working out how to order....First step is to grab a pamphlet, work out what you want, pay at the till and then go to a service counter where they will give you your order. Fyi, they offer pistachio baklava and walnut baklava as well as gluten free and vegan options. In case it's of help, it's here that they also do beautifully presented boxes of baklava. Ideal as presents - though note that they should be eaten within 10 days. Indeed I'm shortly off there again to take several boxes with me to France! Cannot recommend highly enough. PS. When I first came to Turkiye, I had assumed that I would be able to buy Gulluoglu at Istanbul airport. I was wrong - so be forewarned.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

After a dinner at Karaköy (usually at the 'Olimpyat') I take friends or family for dessert to the Güllüoglu in a rather ugly modern building at the back. Baklava, one of the best known oriental sweets, has been consistently excellent here and the place is...quite famous. Even in Athens I once happened near Syntagma Square to pass by a 'Karaköy Güllüoglu' baklava shop. There is a counter for take-away and one for sit in orders, but it was so incredibly crowded on this August evening - with to a great part people from Arab countries - that it was not much fun to eat in here, although we had ordered for each of us a plate of different baklava, which were naturally good.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2022

If you like baklava and also are a gluten-free person, this is a must-stop for you when visiting Istanbul. It's self-service. A lot of people go here. The gluten-free baklava is served after 10 am. I tried one since the other one sold out already.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

If you want Baklava, this is the place. Quite a selection catering for both dining in and takeaway. Very reasonably priced too considering it’s premium Baklava. They also do the traditional ice cream and both the pistachio and milk ones we had were nice. It’s...visited by tourists and locals alike so does get busy.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

This is a heritage outlet in Karakoy just next to the pier. We went there for a quick Baklava n Chai, love the atmosphere. They have a nice street cafe feel, very busy and frequented by locals and tourists. You will love the taste and...ambience here 👌😁👊More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022 via mobile

Baklava was a bit too sweet and not as fresh as other places. The tea is very affordable and the staff is very friendly and speak English well which was helpful

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

Their baklawas are a bit on the pricier side but they are super fresh and tasty. You won't regret it! If you go to the shop, do try their "cold baklawa" - absolutely divine!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

Went there as we were looking for a place selling gluten-free baklava, amazed at the expertise knowledge regarding celiac and no cross contamination, very good value for price for 1 portion!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

It was the best place for dessert(Baklava). It is very crowded but ok. Location is perfect. Close to ferry,bus and tram station. Price a bit high but it deserves.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 16, 2022

This place was recommenset and we seen the Reviews. Yes the Place is great. Nice fresh tasting Baklava, crunchy and we all know that there taste a bit sweet for some tastes, but thats the way they became famous.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 6, 2022

Delicious Baklava, dessert and tea. The place is great to enjoy Turkey's famous dessert with a lot of varieties. Outdoor seating available which is great when the weather is good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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babelini
October 15, 2019|
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Response from nevinsalman | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can mix them. But you better buy in kilos/kg.and not per piece. Also the original is pistachio or wallnut, chocolate baklava is not very popular and not original, maybe for touristic reasons. But maybe you can ask... More
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March 24, 2019|
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Response from twomartinilunch | Reviewed this property |
I can't respond as fortunately, it is not a thing I need to worry about. Even if you can't eat it, the Turkish Coffee is excellent.
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Yes, they deliver all over the world.
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Yes, Karakoy Güllüoğlu offers takeout services.

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Karakoy Güllüoğlu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4