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“Nice shop in Istanbul”
Review of Tuncer Gift Shop

Tuncer Gift Shop
Ranked #9 of 542 Shopping in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tuncer Gift Shop is located in Sultanahmet since 2000s. At the beginning, we started working just on the street and just with one person who is our founder. After a while we expanded our job and we opened first showroom in 2008. When we came to 2012, we have five showrooms in Istanbul and nearly 15 team members.We believe that customers are special; so we made each showroom special by itself. We have two showrooms for ceramics, one shop for special home textile and carpets and one showroom is just for selling jewellery. Our products are also special only for our showrooms and you cannot find the same product in any other shops.
Boston
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3 reviews
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“Nice shop in Istanbul”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

We purchased a hanging lamp here. Honest prices right at the start, unlike all of the other shop owners we encountered in Istanbul. Ibrahim was really nice, welcoming and funny. I actually had a pleasant experience shopping here, felt great putting my money into this shop, and would highly recommend it to others.

Andrea from RI

Visited November 2012
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“Great ceramics, even better people”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stayed at the hotel next to Tuncer Gift Shop. We visited the gift shop on our first day in Istanbul to get an understanding of what types of things would be typically available at Turkish gift shops. The Wife spotted a few ceramics right off the bat that interested her, which we ended up purchasing before we left. After comparing the quality and prices to other gift shops in the city (Grand Bazaar, etc.), we didn't find anything better than Tuncer. Best part about Tuncer is the shop owners. Ibrahim and Our are extremely honest and helpful people who are interested in making sure you get what you want without pressuring you or making you uncomfortable. They are true gems. We went into the store everyday just to talk to them. I found them to be funny, engaging, and genuine people.

Their service was excellent. After making our purchases, they spent extra time to pack our fragile ceramics in many layers of newspapers and bubble wrap which they also dropped off at our hotel when we didn't make it back to their shop before it closed. I'm happy to report that all the pieces that we bought from the store (and we bought a lot) made it safe and sound.

The main attraction of the gift shop though is the store kitten, Aladdin. The Wife went into the store everyday to play with the playful kitten. He's also known by all the other shop owners and hotel staff on the street.

This is the only gift shop you need to go to for all your ceramic and gifts. With their friendly service and quality products, Tuncer Gift Shop is head and shoulders above all the other gift shops.

Visited November 2012
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Pulborough uk
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“TUNCER GIFT SHOP ISTANBUL IS FIRST CLASS”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

A very friendly owner. the products are very good and the service is superb
He is a really pleasant and helpful man who speaks very good english
Go and shop there!!

Visited November 2012
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