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Istanbul Balik Restaurant

#425 of 11,915 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Yeni Galata Koprusu AltI, Karakoy Bogaz tarafI No: 15 | Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 2346
09:45 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there the Manger was called as nicely thats why we choose here and also servis stuff and food was so great absolutely we will go back there soon again /// (thanks for İlhan)

Thank remzi b
Lagos, Nigeria
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This place was recommended to me by the reception manager at my hotel. I'm glad I visited and wish I knew about it earlier. The waiter I met, Roberto- by name was quite charming. I was shown an assortment of starters and a choice of fish(es) available. I had a blue fish grilled. It was superb with my salad.

Thank ManRash2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The best place and best staff in the istanbul good food for lunches and dinner and best view thanks for all of things

Thank Mahban J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We been in the this place really awsome we liked so much and thanks for the free tea and friut and nice baklava mr ılhannn and osman ı hope we will Come back here again soon)))))))))))))

Thank Veysi Y
Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Veysi was our waiter at this seaside restaurant. He welcomed us showing a super large assortment of starters. He suggest a little of a few. Best idea ever. Then Veysi came to our table showing us a wide assortment of fresh caught local fish. We ordered turban fried. It has to be the best fish I ever ate. I would... More 

Thank Marialarocca
Oakham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Staff over pushy in promoting more expensive menu, not clear about how much service charge was etc, food quality very poor. A lot of money for a mixed fish salad which contained mainly very rubbery octopus or squid and sparse amount of prawns. Ridiculous charges for water etc.....Still reminded me how important it was to do my homework first..

Thank 176michellel
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were warm to welcoming you in, then we found the food was average. The staff was push to sell the dishes on the menu with no price on it. Starter was too oily compare to other local restaurants. They also have the hidden service charge on the menu so be careful!

Thank Nick C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The place is nice if u looking for a nice view but the food is very avrage and very expensive too ....

Thank Mohannad M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I like this restaurant really so much. Foods are delicious and not expensive. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Cleaning of the restaurant very important to me. and it was clean. I can recommend.

Thank scout_78
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The views and the 'buzz' are very good. Currently with tourist numbers down the competition for custom is intense and can be a little irritating but it is all done with a smile and good grace - in fact it is almost a game. We succumbed when one of the staff made my wife a flower out of a napkin... More 

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:45 - 01:00
09:45 - 01:00
09:45 - 01:00
09:45 - 01:00
09:45 - 01:00
09:45 - 01:00
09:45 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu AltI, Karakoy Bogaz tarafI No: 15 | Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 2346

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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