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“the BEST bakalava” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karakoy Gulluoglu

Karakoy Gulluoglu
Ranked #2 of 273 Dessert in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Karakoy
Charleston, South Carolina
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“the BEST bakalava”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

On the way back to our cruise ship we asked our guide for some ideas for dinner. He told us to walk here for dessert. instead we all stop so he could get some too. he told us it was the best bakalava in Turkey and he was right. the have lots of sweets (some pistachio roll thing that was awesome) and have real food too that looked good but we didn't eat there. The desserts were so good that we skipped dessert on the cruise ship and went back to our room to eat this.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
“The Baklava Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

I do not like baklava and I never eat it. After watching a documentary on Turkish Airlines flight I was so looking forward to my next Istanbul trip to try it. This place was recommended from a friend in Istanbul. The place offers numerous choices, it is cool to walk around and choose and chat with the staff. We tried few versions of baklava and tulumbas and surprisingly I loved it! I suggest walk over the Galata bridge to the Old City after the baklava to burn calories.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We read that this was THE place to go for Baklava, unfortunately we were sorely disappointed. On the upside, there were so many choices, it was fun to walk around and select what looked good and give it a try. We had one walnut thing that was absolutely delicious but it was the baklavas that tasted funny. I've tried them in the states and in Europe many times and Istanbul was the only place where there was a kind of a goat cheese taste to them. Almost like they used goat or sheep's milk for the butter. If you like that taste, then of course they would be kind of delicious, but I just don't think desserts and goat milk go together...but that's just me. They were also slightly on the expensive side in my opinion.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GulashGirl
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“To crauwded”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Yes it s popular place and baklavas s really good . The main problem is realy loud to many people around and price s in top . So expsive. There s better baklava cafeteria or baklava shop in eminonu area or taxim

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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“Best baklava in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

A bit out of the way but worth the trip. Most succulent delicious baklava. Must stop for tea and baklava

Visited November 2013
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Thank Simms327
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