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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of a kind place for Turkish delights and sweets. Baklava Sandwich is their specially with three scoops of ice cream. Loads of calories loads of fat yet loads of fun.

Thank Hossam A. F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was some of the best baclava's that I've had in my life. I was in Turkey and looking for a good place to take some home. Asked a good Turkish friend, and he took me here, without hesitation. Excellent choice, outstanding baclavas! Pick and choose your own assortment, I especially love the pistaccio ones :-D

Thank Manuel T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Istanbul, you must visit Gulluoglu, one of the great Baklava Place/Cafe. You can try all sweets and If you are hungry before sweets, try Su Borek'i (Turkish pastry with cheese) It's so light and tasty. complete with Lemonade or Turkish Tea. Don't leave without Baklava.

Thank Ercan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love baklava. We make at home and we try it when we find it. We tried every bit we could find in Istanbul. This was our favorite Simplistic shop with great baklava. -Food quality : outstanding -Service : you line up and they plate or package your order for you. -Atmosphere : not much to speak of. There are... More 

Thank ZanderDubbs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Any kind of baklava at gulluoglu is tasteful. My recomandation is to get a combination from each of them

Thank Volkan B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't leave Istanbul without eating baklava here!! When I came here I literally saw different versions of baklava that I swear I have never seen living here in the US, I even had one such type of baklava and regret that I could not taste the other types.

Thank Shaikh H
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The places for "baklava". If you enjoy from the sweet, you can go diretly to karakoy gulluoglu. If you can be diabetic or you need to eat gluten free subjects it can satisfy you. I don't prefer sweet and light milky sweets are preferable for me at the most of time. When i am at karakoy , it is the... More 

Thank Serdar U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say! When one goes to Istanbul you dont miss the desserts and trying all the baklava that you can. This place is the best place I have ever tried. It's a self service café. You chose your dessert, order your coffee and then enjoy it by the cafe trottoire. Do not miss on the ice cream filled... More 

Thank Racha H
Kusadasi, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many people recommended this place to us we were there and we wanted to try.We did not use the place we ordered some Baklava and took away.We asked kuru baklava which means dry baklava the difference is they are not using pure syrup in it I think,but didnt like it very much .This place was very crowded maybe because of... More 

Thank sadunalp
Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...and only there ;) Probably the best in the world. Traditional, freshly made, delicious. It's a pity they don't have more stores across Europe.

Thank Retniok

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Turkish, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Karakoy

Neighborhood Profile
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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