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Address: Hamidiye Cad. No.83 | 34110 Eminönü, Istanbul, Turkey
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Best Turkish Delight. Worst Service

The title sums it up - the Turkish delight is sublime, the service shocking. (We visited the branch on Istiklal Street to stock up on supplies to take home)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2016
Tauseef M
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Kyiv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tastiest loukoum you could ever try. Ask for fresh one not the one which is in the boxes. The tastes to pay attention are with different types of nuts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The title sums it up - the Turkish delight is sublime, the service shocking. (We visited the branch on Istiklal Street to stock up on supplies to take home)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

went here after seeing it on gettaway a couple of months back. service was average, but they were setting up for the morning trade. havent yet tried the delights

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

For the oldest sweets shop in Istanbul, this was rather disappointing. As some said earlier, it is overpriced. However, what is annoying is that you're not offered anything to try. If you're buying over- priced sweets, they should offer you small samples to try. They don't. They don't have their products on display except in pre- prepared packages. It gives... More 

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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This is perhaps the oldest sweet meats shop in Istanbul. It is located in the Serkeci area. Haci Bakir started selling Turkish Candy in this shop in 1777. His five generations have continued to make and sell a Turk's favorite sweets here. You can buy the best Lokum, Akide Sekeri, Halvas, Turkish preserves and sorbets here. The prices are a... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

The Turks’ taste for sweets have kept plenty of confectioners in business across the city - some of then for centuries. The oldest is  Hacı Bekir, named after its founder who came from the Anatolian town of Kastamonu in 1777 and set up his original Turkish delight shop in the Istanbul district of Bahcekapi. There are now several shops -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This was a cute little store (part of a chain) which had locals buying their 'Lokum' as well. The price was very reasonable for the fresh products and the giftboxes made great souvenirs. There is no cafe to go with it, but we just sat on the terrace across the road, drinking our tea.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

160 TL for 1 kg Kaymak lokum.At Eminonu market sell lokums from 10 TL per kg.No price tags at any product.A cold place..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Ok, I admit that the first time I saw and tasted Turkish Delight I was not impressed. But now I am crazy for it. This place has the best Turkish Delight and a great history. I bought small tins with 10 pieces, big boxes for a party and small boxes of my favorite flavors and some new ones. (Pistachio with... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

This place is known to be the birthplace of Turkish delight (lokum), so naturally I had to try it. I tried the plain, rose and cinnamon lokums and they were all fantastic. You can actually see very small pieces or rose petals in the rose lokum, so that shows they use real ingredients. However, my favourite was the cinnamon lokum.... More 

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