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Arnavutkoy 1. Cad No:109 | Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 265 2629
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Istanbul, Turkey
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509 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I was skeptical at first, but the ice cream was unbelievable. It felt like eating the ingredients wrapped in ice milk. The pear flavor was inbelievable, so fresh. Pomegraine and caramel also made my list

Thank Corrado_foodpasha
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We found it by accident as we were walking along bebek sahilde and decided to stop by and drink something. Instead we eat the most delicious & fresh ice cream with different natural flavours. It was a real joy to us before we go back to our hotel. If you want to taste different ice cream in Istanbul you must... More 

Thank intisar A
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is a tiny ice cream shop with one of the first and best 'After Eight' ice cream I have ever had.The choccolate ice cream was also very tasty. The price was on the high side. Definitely recommended for all passer bys.

Thank nkohen
Strasbourg, France
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

This small place offers a wide choice of different flavours, some were originals and not seen anywhere else, as soon as I have tasted I was amazed it's so flavourful, fresh and delicious, you feel the real taste of the ingredients. The salewoman was very kind as she offered to make us try several flavours to make sure that we... More 

Thank Rim D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

If you want to enjoy healthy-made Italian ice cream in Istanbul on the shores of the Bosphorus during summer, this is your little shop-just be prepared for the price and the impossibility of the parking. Flavours include After Eight (highly recommended), watermelon, apples and cinnamon, yogurt, lime and lemon; among others. Cups and various cones available. Scooper guy spoke fluent... More 

Thank ttravellingreviewerr
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Everybody loves ice cream and everybody has a favorite. My favorite has always been mint chocolate chip ice cream which is almost impossible to find in Turkey. However, recently I was introduced to this small ice cream shop in Arnavutoy which actually makes mint ice cream. Ok, it's not actually mint chocolate chip. They only have a bit of after... More 

Thank Seda E
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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306 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

It’s not a huge ice cream place with lots of different flavours but their ice-cream is unconventional and simply good. It’s just a pity that they don’t have signs written in English as our Turkish is weak. On the other hand, it’s obvious that Arnavutkoy is not a touristy area and we had a chance to experiment with various kinds... More 

Thank Stepanka40
Istanbul, Turkey
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This tiny shop near the Arnavutkoy pier becomes an instant favorite, once you spot it. Perfect place for a refreshment on a hot day. And it's not just about ice cream - it's an incredibly creative selection of ice cream tastes ever, and the possible combinations of the different tastes are oddly successful too. Talk about pumpkin-mulberry-mastic-mojito mix and the... More 

Thank MileRay
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429 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

I used to rate Mua Ice Cream as the best ice cream in town but Girandola is much better in terms of creativity of its menu and freshness of ingredients. I love ice cream versions of traditional Turkish sweets like Güllaç or Kazandibi. My favorite fruit selections are Fake Mojito and Satsuma. My wife loves Caramel while our daughters are... More 

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  • Address: Arnavutkoy 1. Cad No:109 | Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 265 2629

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