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Gala Pera Restaurant

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Karakoy
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Yeni Galata Koprusu alti Karakoy Bogaz Tarafi, Istanbul 34421, Turkey
252 85 51
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

If you want to keep your money and not to start hating Turkey and Istanbul for the rip off that you will experience, please stay away from this place. We should have thought twice after seeing that there were no people in this restaurant! They charge you for service fee that no where exists in the country and for things... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Unfortunately, I didn't read the reviews before I go to that restaurant. They convinced me to order 8 pieces of shrimps which wasn't on the menu, and then charged me more than 400 Lira extra for them other than our order. This resultant is a total scam.

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1 Thank ahmdul
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

First don't go there it's just very bad restaurant with very bad food and they are manipulative and want to steal from the customer as much as they can We went there 4 adult they where all over us and doing everything before we asked even!!! after we ordered food was just bad no taste at all and the bill... More 

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Thank Raed A
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Terrible Taste. Tremendous Price. Horrible Service. I can hardly imagine there is a restaurant at downtown of Istanbul by bay of Bosphorus.

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Thank Observerlai
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Don't go. As all the others review mention: they try to steer you towards stuff that is not listed on the menu and then charge tremendous prices for it. Horrible experience.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

The waiter was all over us and brought a weighing scales to the table to weigh the uncooked fish we had only one fish betwween four of us and three single chips each. Once the waiter knew we would not buy a four fish his attitude changed completely. The wine waiter closed the wine list and recommended the local Turkish... More 

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Thank frank2546
Bray, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Having read other reviews a clear pattern has emerged with tourists, like the party I was with, being brought to and from this restaurant by free transportation from the hotel they are staying in. (Surely the hotels should be aware of whats going on!) As soon as you arrive the deception commences with a disingenuous waiter ready to introduce you... More 

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1 Thank John42922
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Please avoid the place. Do not accept the shuttle they offer you for free. It is unpleasant surprise for my son and I. We end up paying 104 euro for a food which is unacceptably high for the two small fish we eat and one glass of wine. very very disappointing. Some intervention is needed against this robbery they do... More 

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2 Thank 158judi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

A disgrace from start to finish - similar to other reviews our hotel recommended it (Hilton garden inn) and we availed of the free shuttle bus. When we arrived despite my request for an outdoor table ( several available ) we were put inside hence we lost the beautiful city views. The waiter first pushed us for drinks, highly recommending... More 

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3 Thank Brian W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I am writing about my experience in summer 2014.. one night our hotel suggest us this restaurant with its free shuttle and convinced us that it will be a good and reasonable restaurant, so we tried it which I wish I had never tried it in my life! since neither for the food nor for the prices it can be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu alti Karakoy Bogaz Tarafi, Istanbul 34421, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: 252 85 51

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

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Karakoy
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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