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Karakoy Lokantasi

Kemankes Cad. No : 37/A Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 292 44 55
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kemankes Cad. No : 37/A Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hunkar begendi - roasted, pureed eggplant topped with slow cooked beef is only served at lunch. It is a dish from the Ottoman era. It was good. But my husband's grilled meat balls was even better! It came with a bean salad. We ordered the...More

Thank sunflowii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and we all loved it. Its location is pretty easy to find right next to the ferry boat shore at Karakoy district. The food is pretty good. Sizes are kind of small but the prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank edvin77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pouting waiters who don't understand you are saying the humus is disgusting, useless menù: octopus unavailable, the bill includes dried tomatoes in olive oil i haven't ask for.. what else? Not unforgettable experience... I will never come back.

1  Thank Maubauitaly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great decor, super delicious food and quite affordable as well. The red wine by the glass was just sublime. The waiters speak English and are very friendly

Thank Michel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need reservation for that empty restaurant, limited menu selection only four courses, two of them are not available.

1  Thank Abdulrahman S
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious meal here and it had a wonderful busy atmosphere. Our waitress was charming. Only complaint is that the vegetarian options are very limited, but what there is (dips and salads) was divine. Would go back for the buzz let alone the...More

Thank Scarlet O
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This was our favorite meal of our trip to Turkey! A trendy ambience with excellent food and service, it was an enjoyable evening all around. I’m not surprised that it’s always crowded!

Thank CStraveler123
Reviewed August 19, 2018

very nice place to be, food looks promising but is average. Go there for Parisien Ambiance (or just go to Paris for the food:-))

Thank PDScholten
Reviewed August 3, 2018

They must be doing a lot of things right. And those things are lots of mezze plates. Lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong, but book ahead. Service was occasionally challenged, perhaps because they are so busy. You're not in a hurry, are you?

Thank b0b202
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. It has a large range of hot and cold meze starters - including a number of fish dishes. We had three cold and three hot which were all delicious and were then too full for...More

Thank Sue R
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,
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Harold S
September 1, 2017|
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Response from Maya K | Reviewed this property |
Just call them, but make sure you do it at least 2-3 days in advance. No way to get the table without prior booking.
June 7, 2015|
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Response from GokhanTercan | Reviewed this property |
Phone number of Karakoy Lokantasi is +90 212 292 4455
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kemankes Cad. No : 37/A Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 292 44 55
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