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Gezi Pastanesi

#929 of 11,846 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5 Taksim Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 322 4540
07:30 - 00:00
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gezi Pastanesi was one of my favorite places to go for meeting friends as its location is very central - in the middle of Taksim Square-. One could make even a business meeting while having some coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. After its restoration I cannot say the same. First of all the decoration seems very ugly. The caring personnel... More 

Thank Nettie2009
Istanbul, Turkey
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107 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Well placed in commercial city center, great food, pro staff and perfect service.. Delicious turkish food and also some western brasserie food.. Restaurant is a famous PATISSERIE with its esquize salted and sweet cookies and especially with its refined pies..

Thank Hakan S
Beirut, Lebanon
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167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful cozy atmosphere, lovely lounge music, friendly staff, delicious deserts using find chocolate.. We did it eat there but plates we saw seems tasty.. Highly recommended.. Go inside and check their chocolates but I warn you very tempting

Thank Christine E
Manama, Bahrain
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713 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We came to this cafe, which is at the edge of Taksim square, for deserts. They had a nice selection of locally made pastries, biscuits and chocolates. They had non of the famous Turkish baklavas. We had the traditional chay (tea) afterwards

Thank drjsaleh
Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Gezi Patisserie is actually a place where you can have your tea or coffee on your own while you are waiting for your friends or just spending some time.It is a cosy and also an elegant place at the same time to have lunch or breakfast. It has a nice open area by the road overlooking the Taksim square and... More 

Thank Alev Y
Neiva, Colombia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I travel heavily for work. I therefore have to eat in restaurants a lot. This was a walk up. It is excellent. On par with any great cafe in Europe. Try the veal tenderloin with a nice red wine. Bon A petit.

Thank Jason S
Tustin, California, USA
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Gezi Istanbul is a lovely little oasis at the corner of Taksim Square. If you are visiting Taksim Square, it is one of the best options if you want a proper sit-down meal with waiter service. The menu has something for every taste, including some nice salads. The chicken schnitzel is a reliable choice, too. You want pizza? They've got... More 

Thank Sandra S
Monterrey, Mexico
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389 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Service was a little slow but food was good, soup, burger and the turkish dumplings were very good, desserts are really good too !!!!!

Thank travellistics
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Great location; in the middle of Taksim square and near to Metro station. Great staff; friendly waiters + 7/10 service Great pastries; 9/10 But 7/10 meals...

Thank Mustafa Kemal C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

The best breakfast in Istanbul. Highly recommended. The coffee is nice and good quality. Friendly staff.

Thank khalifa_kuwari

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cafe, Turkish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Taksim Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 322 4540

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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