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Galatali Balik

#288 of 11,908 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Karakoy
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Kemankes Mah,Rihtim Cad No 8 Kat 7 | Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 243 0485
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12:00 - 00:00
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Wales UK
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437 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Went to this place on the recommendation of a friend who had visited on her trip to Istanbul. We (despite) found it a little difficult to find despite having a taxi there not realising that the restaurants were under the bridge! So when the taxi driver tried to boot us out we refused to leave the cab, to be fair... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Located under the Galata bridge , menu had a list of fresh fish. Balik ekmek (fish in bread) king prawns, Red Mullet, Sea Bass , Turbot, Mussels stuffed in their own shell. Tried the red mullet and balik ekmek. very tsty. Enjoy the world go by

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Oslo, Norway
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had the most amazing lunch at this place, "hidden" above the Hotel Hettie, close to the Galata bridge. The fish and seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. Great sides and local wines. Very professional and friendly service. We loved it. Great view from the panoramic windows all around the restaurant. I'd love to go back!

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Thank stensveen
GALATALI B, Genel Müdür at Galatali Balik, responded to this review

Dear stensveen, Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience to us. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again! Kind Regards, Galatalı Balık More 

Seoul, South Korea
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The location is unpromising, as the pier side location has random bums and touts. You wouldn't know where it was unless you looked up and saw signage for "Galatali" above the hotel, and then you go thru the doors of the hotel and see a small sign in the back, by the elevator, again saying "Galatali". Once you get up... More 

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Thank HKdad
GALATALI B, Genel Müdür at Galatali Balik, responded to this review

Dear HKdad, We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and had a great lunch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Galatali Balik More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Quality fresh fishes and excellent view especially evenings.I recommend you try "istavrit" fish with corn powder.Restaurant is a bit pricy but reasonable due to area and service.

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GALATALI B, Genel Müdür at Galatali Balik, responded to this review

Dear Okan B, Thank you for your feedback. We love to be able to give our guests a memorable experience and we are so glad to hear you both enjoyed your dining experience with us. Hope your finger is ok and we certainly hope to see you again very soon! Kind Regards, Galatali Balik More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Perfect service, excellent food, wine suggestion ( Local ) . Will be back for sure. My 8 yr old had a few food restrictions and they went out of their way to please her. She was delighted, especially with the desert !!!

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GALATALI B, Genel Müdür at Galatali Balik, responded to this review

Dear O6282XDkarenw Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself and look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Kind Regards, Galatali Balik More 

Worcester, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Highlight of our Turkey tour. Food very very good and service excellent. Beautiful views of city lights and Bosphorus.

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GALATALI B, General Manager at Galatali Balik, responded to this review

Dear hnp111 Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Galatali Balik on Tripdavisor. We appreciate all the feedback that we receive from our guests as it helps us in improving the service that we can give to our future guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We ike the restaraunt. The fish was fresh, the service is good. It is pricy, but the prices are reasonable for the quality and the view at the Bosphorus. The restaraunt is at the top of the Hotel and is difficult to locate.

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GALATALI B, General Manager at Galatali Balik, responded to this review

Dear Sasha_v85, Thank you for your comments. We're glad that you enjoyed dining in at Galatalı Balık. Our authentic taste is praised by our many food lover guests! We look forward to welcoming you again at Galatalı Balık! Warm Regards, Galatalı Balık More 

Sinaia, Romania
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Got here after the place was suggested by the hotel we've stayed in. This restaurant is the taste palace! We've never eat such tasty food in our life. Don't miss the starters that are - maybe - the most fabulous things you ever have in your life. The service is excellent, the place is spotless clean and with a great... More 

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GALATALI B, General Manager at Galatali Balik, responded to this review

Dear vilasinaia, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. Hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Galatali Balik More 

Belmont, California
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A friend who was born and raised in Istanbul took us to this spot. We wanted seafood and this is where she recommended for us to go. The view was amazing and the fish was extremely fresh. I will definitely return to this spot when I'm back in Istanbul.

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GALATALI B, General Manager at Galatali Balik, responded to this review

Dear Kelvin C, Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience to us. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again! Kind Regards Galatalı Balık More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kemankes Mah,Rihtim Cad No 8 Kat 7 | Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 243 0485

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Staying in Karakoy

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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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