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Galata Olympos Restaurant
Ranked #7,301 of 13,815 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $5 - $60
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Karakoy
Description: Galata Olympos Restaurant ; Get ready for unforgettable moments with our fresh sea foods and large range of wines in elite ambient with your family and friends with the excellent view of Topkapi Place and the Bosphorus.
Reviewed April 15, 2012

We went to this restaurant expecting a nice dinner, but it turned out to be a horrible night. Let me list all of the problems we had:
1. The waiters gave us a special "tourist menu" that was priced higher than the regular Turkish menus - we figured it out when we saw non-tourists eating things not on our menu.
2. My child ordered a chicken fillet. When the food came, they "accidentally" brought him a steak that cost us 20 Lires more than the chicken.
3. We ordered a large fish platter. The waiter suggested it to us, and told us that "1 serving feeds 3 people." However when he brought the dish, it was enough food to feed 9 people! We asked the server about it, and he told us "that we ordered 3 servings," which would cost mean we would be paying triple as much for already overpriced food we weren't going to eat. We realized they had scammed us, so we started arguing with them over it, which lasted about half an hour. We refused to pay the full 300 Lires that they expected us to. After the manager had shed his kind, friendly appearance and started yelling at us, we promptly payed only for what we truly ordered, and not for the extra things they added on, and left.

I am warning you now. Avoid this restaurant AT ALL COSTS or you will be sorry. What a horrible experience. And to top it all off the food was not even good.

Espanol:

Fuimos a este restaurante esperando una buena cena, pero resultó ser una noche horrible. Permítanme enumerar todos los problemas que hemos tenido:
1. Los camareros nos dio un "menú turístico" que estaba a un precio superior al de los menús regulares turcas - que lo imaginó cuando vimos que no son turistas de comer las cosas no está en nuestro menú.
2. Mi hijo pidió un filete de pollo. Cuando llegó la comida, que "accidentalmente" le trajo un bistec que nos costó 20 Lires más que el pollo.
3. Pedimos un plato de peces de gran tamaño. El camarero nos sugirió, y nos dijo que "una porción alimenta 3 personas." Sin embargo, cuando trajo el plato, que era la comida suficiente para alimentar a 9 personas! Le pedimos al camarero acerca de él, y él nos dijo "que pedimos 3 porciones", que costaría decir que tendría que pagar triple de lo más caro para la comida ya que no íbamos a comer. Nos dimos cuenta que nos habían estafado, así que empezamos a discutir con ellos sobre el mismo, que duró alrededor de media hora. Nos negamos a pagar el costo total de 300 Lires que esperaban a nosotros. Después de que el gerente había derramado su tipo, el aspecto amable y empezó a gritar a nosotros, nosotros pagamos puntualmente sólo para lo que realmente ordenado, y no por las cosas adicionales que añadido, y se fue.

Te lo advierto ahora. Evita este restaurante a toda costa o te vas a arrepentir. Lo que una experiencia horrible. Y para rematar la comida no era ni siquiera bueno.

Turkiye:Biz güzel bir akşam yemeği bekliyor bu restorana gittim, ama korkunç bir gece olduğu ortaya çıktı. Bana geçirdiğimiz bütün sorunları sıralayalım:
1.Garsonlar bize Türk düzenli menüleri daha yüksek fiyatlı bir özel "turist menüsü" verdi - Biz olmayan turistlerin bizim menüsünde şeyler yemek görünce bunu anladım.
2. Çocuğum bir tavuk fileto emretti.Yemek gelince, onlar, "kazara" onu bize tavuk 20'den Lires daha pahalı bir biftek getirdi.
3. Biz büyük bir balık tabağı emretti.Garson bize önerilen ve bize söyledi "1 porsiyon 3 kişi besler." Ancak o yemek getirdi, o 9 kişi beslemeye yetecek kadar yiyecek oldu! Biz bu konuda sunucu sordu, o da yediğimiz vermeyecekti zaten fahiş gıda için üçlü kadar ödeme tutulacağı anlamına mal olacağını "biz 3 porsiyon, emrettiğini" söyledi. Bizi kandırdı anladı, bu yüzden yaklaşık yarım saat süren bitti onlarla tartışmaya başladılar. Biz onlar bize beklenen tam 300 Lires ödemeyi reddetti.Müdürün tür dostu görünüm döken ve bize bağırmaya başladıktan sonra, derhal biz gerçekten ne emretti sadece ödenir değil, ekstra şeyler için onlar da eklendi ve oradan ayrıldı.

Şimdi sizi uyarıyorum. Bu restoranın kaçının veya üzgün olacak. Ne korkunç bir deneyim. Ve gıda dışı tüm Başa bile iyi değildi.

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Reviewed December 21, 2011

expensive for its offers,despite that their driver came and get us from the hotel and get us back.

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2  Thank Thanasis S
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

I echo previous reviews that this place is a ripoff. While the food is good, the bill when presented is a SHOCK to the system. The food and view is not worth the exorbitant price when there are many fine restaurants nearby. Please be careful and avoid this place!

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2  Thank Willythek2000
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Reviewed September 23, 2010

Visited this restaurant three weeks ago. it offered free taxi from hotel and back again. but not free at all. we paid in other ways. Picked Sea Bass at 20 TL each, the manager showed us the fish he had to offer including the sea bass, came with veg . the fish was nice, veg was sliced tomato, but the price for the fish and bottle of water was 170TL when we asked why, we were told the fish was weighed and priced by the kilo. What a con, we protested but got nowhere, he then added on 10% for service at 22 TL which is not 10% of 170 TL., by then all we wanted to do was get out. Do not go there unless you price everything carefully before hand..

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3  Thank retiredcoupleBath
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

on 22 of may 2009 it was my birthday and we were with my wife and a couple of friends walking on the Galata Bridge. We were hungry and we stop at the "OLYMPOS RESTAURANT" to eat. I don't like fish so I hardly find something else to eat. But this was not the problem, the others enjoyed there meal that was not so bad. We asked for the list of wines but they said that they don't have it , but they will serve us a decent 2008 white wine at a decent price. We drink 2 bottles (700ml each) and when I asked for the check it was 340 TL (around 170 Euro= 226 $). They charged us with 90TL (45 Euro) for each bottle of wine and other 16% commission for the service (like a tip). Never the less they also made mistakes adding the prices on the check with a plus of 7 Euro. I asked for the manager and he correct the "mistake" like he was doing me a great favor. I payed with my credit card and I didn't tip them at all. They already take the 16%. I was angry enough to ruin my day because it wasn't the first time for me in Turkey. I like the people, the food and I am used with there customs.
So, my advice for other tourists is to ask for the prices before ordering wine or whisky in a restaurant.
They treat us like "stupid tourists" and take maximum advantage of the situation.
My Best Regards to all,

2  Thank Goodkat
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