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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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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by sooo far the best baklava I've eaten in Istanbul, I love baklava so much and I've tried so many from different cities in Turkey and this one omg! The best! When I'm eating here I feel like in the baklava's paradise for real :P, my fiancé knows i love it so when I moved to Turkey this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thats it if you want to eat bakhlava then this is the Chitale Bandhu (Ppl from Pune, India will know what I am talking about) of Istanbul. There is a nice seating area you can order turkish tea and enjoy the varieties of bakhlava that they serve. There are other shops as well that serve this sweet and they give... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a self service outdoor, indoor cafe attached to the most popular and known Turkish baklava and dessert establishment. One can order a single serving baklava from numerous selections and types, or buy by the kilo to take out. There is a free water dispenser inside. The place had a turn of the century decorations with pretty chandeliers. The... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is best place to it baklava in istanbul. It is historical place and you can still find same taste for years. It is under the big car park.

Thank fkokol
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I tried baklava throughout Turkey during my month stay and you cannot beat this place for quality and service. Absolutely devine.

Thank sainttrout
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

You can find the best baklava in Istanbul here. They have different types of baklava that all of them are so delicious. I went there several times and I suggest hazelnut baklava. This is the best 😃

Thank Nasrin N
Istanbul, Turkey
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

If you want to have the best "baklava" in Istanbul, you should have it in this place definitely. Every sorts of fresh and delicious traditional Turkish sweet awaits you here flashily. The only thing that i do not like about this place is just the staff. Whenever i go there i simply observe the staff not acting so humanly. No... More 

Thank Tansel G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I went to lots of Baklava places, and this was THE BEST!! I got a 1/2 kilo of fresh pistachio baklava for 30 TL - that's less than some shops, and the quality here is the best. The Trip Advisor map shows the correct location - it was easy to find and was just a few minutes walk from the... More 

Thank expat_mbk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This shop is too overcrowded and looks like canteen.Takeaway service is terribly slow. However,baklava is good.

Thank Daria I
Istanbul, Turkey
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91 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Although it looks like it has chains, it actually doesn't. Owner and his brother (I think) decided to go their own way and opened up 2 different shops. 1 of them is a chain which is not as good, and the other one is only 1 shop, which is at Karakoy. Baklavas are great. If you will take them with... More 

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Restaurant Details

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