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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A small cafeteria with decent menu. In the middle the city. No open area. Surrounded with better cafes.

Thank Mustafa Kemal C
New York City, New York
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the European side and close to the Bosphorus port from the historic district, this Sweet spot will satisfy every and any craving of baklava that you have or ever had in your life point blank period. I'm not joking when I say that this baklava had me at hello. I dived right into the freshly made baklava. It... More 

Thank Ahmed M
Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karaköy civarındaysanız mutlaka baklavalarını ya da su böreğini denemeniz tavsiye edilir. Personel yardımsever ve profesyonel. Hafta sonları çok kalabalık olabiliyor; sakin günlerde gidilince kahve/çay-tatlı keyfi bambaşka. If you happen to be around Karakoy, tasting the baklavas or the special pastry called "su böreği" is highly recommended. The staff is helpful and professional. The weekends can be quite busy, so it... More 

Thank ZuleyhaTULAY
Athens, Greece
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88 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really the best baklava in the city and many have tried to imitate Gulluoglu without success. My favorite one is baklava with green peanut. The prices are a little high but it worths it. Avoid visiting it in the weekend it is very crowdy.

Thank Christina Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Turkish friend brought us here and said they make the freshest baklava in Turkey. She explained the different kinds and we tried a variety. They were all good, sweet and savory kinds. We actually made two visits here while we wee in Istanbul.

Thank Sherry M
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 

Thank berenice r
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 

Thank Shweta A
Charlotte, North Carolina
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256 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

Thank 4historyandculture
Istanbul, Turkey
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114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 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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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.

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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
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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 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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