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Address: Istanbul, Turkey

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Beautiful street but better at night

A wonderful peaceful street with lots of great little restaurants. we have been there numerous times but it can get quiet during the day, maybe during the summer or at night it... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Shahbaz K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A wonderful peaceful street with lots of great little restaurants. we have been there numerous times but it can get quiet during the day, maybe during the summer or at night it gets more lively. but still worth a visit

Thank Shahbaz K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A nice, cozy downhill street with a lively atmosphere. Each table is at a different level on the street and the colorful, comfortable sofas are ideal for a short break. Just sit down to relax, listen to the music and enjoy the original atmosphere.

Thank Roxana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Though the host spoke no English, we got on very well - he pointed to a picture of a multi-dish in the menu, spoke something that I imagine was explanation of the food, and I said, 'Sure - bring it on.' Hale (my guess on the spelling of his name) chose perfectly - SO good. Then he brought me stuff... More 

Thank Marissa S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

street is very steep full of steps up and down. the style of street is old Istanbul style. you may find very good restaurants here with alcohol. also live music of some restaurants are very nice. you may love it.

Thank Semih A
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

A downhill street,full of small cute cafes,bars and restaurants. The place is full of color so that makes it kind of romantic. There is also live music! Worth visiting in order to enjoy a different night, but be aware that prices are very high. It is located behind Galatasaray School.

Thank NeliDi
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

A very cute narrow alley , lined with tiny restaurants and bars . Kind of romantic place to skip from the crowd of the Istiklal Caddesi . Give a try ( not necessarily for dinning ) but be aware that prices are matching with the one in high end 5 star hotels . To get there ask for Galatasaray Medresesi... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

wonderful place but prices are very very expensive, not relaxed place , but you can buy a beer and you can walk into the small street

Thank edonacervadiku
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

I visited this street 2 times, one in the afternoon coffee, & it was quite & colorful.. The second time was for dinner with friends.. It was totally different, vital & the music surrounded the place.. I like the Turkish style to enjoy the night life.. To go there it's behind Galatasaray School in istiklal Street..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Taksim itself is a nice place to hang around and have some drinks. However, Fransis sokak (the French street), also known as the Jezair street (Jezair sokagi) is a more compact place with a more oriental vibe. Many cafe's around have live music unlike the Taksim bars/cafe's. The cafes on both sides of the staircase (street) going down a steep... More 

1 Thank Nishamanttey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Several years ago there was a street in Çukurcuma, a once lovely neighborhood that had seen better days. Some wealthy people looked at Cezayir Sokağı, with its pleasing curve and overhanging alcoves, and said, "Oh, this is much too nice to let poor people live here, let's make ourselves a little playground," so they got rid of those pesky poor... More 

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