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Karakol Restaurant

Topkapi Sarayi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 5149494
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“topkapi palace” (35 reviews)
“bosphorus” (8 reviews)
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Turkish, European, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Topkapi Sarayi, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Following a visit to the Topkapi Palace which included the Harem, we sat down at this restaurant for lunch. The view of the Bosphoros is spectacular and on a beautiful day weatherise there is no better place to be. Service was excellent and food delicious.

Thank Heather F
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

If you visit the Topkapi Palace, you must eat at the Karacol restaurant where you can see the whole Bosphorus panorama and you can serve Turkish dishes!

Thank Mateescu A
Reviewed August 7, 2017

The atmosphere is great,really nice waiters!They have the best baklava I ever tasted!you can try it with tea or with vanilla ice cream

Thank Mahtanik
Reviewed July 19, 2017

In the garden is very nice ti sit. Food is ok, deserts too. I love turkish food and i liked this restaurant. There is lovely view too

Thank Aysun A
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Dull menu, standard food of no originality though exorbitantly high pricing. Clean and friendly ambiance spoiled by uninteresting dishes.

Thank Dogan S
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Good turkish food, that else do you need in your life to be happy? This restaurant is a very top quality.

Thank Inga E
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Paris, France
Reviewed October 28, 2016

I had very good lunch here with very reasonable price. Nice restaurant with nice view. Service very quick. Coffee is nice as well. Staff friendly and professional.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 6, 2016

I visited this restaurant with my girlfriend in November and it was not the best choice. The food was dry and the prices are high. Howver the location is good and the staff is friendly.

Thank Anastasios A
Reviewed August 26, 2016

If you are visiting Topkapı Palace you caqn stop by this restaurant and have a good lunch viewing a good panorama. Watching the ships go and come by.

Thank eumsrenan
Reviewed May 31, 2016

Nicely located in the garden of the Topkapi Palace, the Karakol Rastaurant offers an opportunity to the visitor to rest and have a real meal during an often long visit. The environment is pleasant. The menu is varied but the dish I had was average:...More

Thank Marylene S
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Topkapi Sarayi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 5149494
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