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Karakoy Gulluoglu

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Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
+90 212 293 0910
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Amman, Jordan
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a great variety of fresh baklava is offered in a somehow busy environment. taste is lovely. chay is a must and ice cream is optional. should visit this place at least once if you are around. nice gifts to take home too.

Thank jirsheid
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Distinguish sweet store, the staff were very friendly, their product really good. Even though the owner was there and welcomed all of us. Highly i recommend to visit the place

Thank Mansoor M
San Ramon, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the locals favorite place for baklava. One of my husbands colleague in Istanbul recommended us . This is hands down the most fresh, melt in your mouth baklava. Try the baklava with their Kaymak Yum! The only regret is we should have bought more boxes to bring back home.

Thank suncle73
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really GGood there was a bit of a language barrier though as we only speak English but ended up with a great meal and some not so great coffees but all in all good experience.

Thank TanyaCrampton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice good specially Kibap and the kunafa for desert was amazing really. They speak English and Arabic available. I highly recommend it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our pilgrimage to this dessert spot is a must on each trip to Istanbul. The baklava is crispy and moist in the right proportion. Maybe a bit too sweet for some but if you are a baklava fan then you must drop by.

Thank Yasir M
Astana, Kazakhstan
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know about this place until our Uber driver told us. He said if we wanted the best Baklava according to the locals - then this is where we should go. I have to say this was definitely the freshest Baklava i have ever eaten - it was still warm and i could taste the richness of the pistachios... More 

Thank UKtoAST15
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My fried took me here while on a trip to Istanbul, i think there were only about 5 flavors of Baklava but they were well worth the trip. Absolutely delightful, I just had to take some home.

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Izmir, Turkey
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Top class baklava, in my view comparable only with Imam Çağdaş in Gaziantep. There are several other baklavaci in Istanbul using the name of Gülloğlu but this is the one and only real Gülloğlu. All the others are fakes with quality nowhere near Karaköy Gülloğlu. It is huge place and always crowded, so take-away seems better option then trying to... More 

Thank Maya K
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Karakoy might not be famous for tourists but it is for locals recently. Gulluoglu by far has the best Iskander kebap in Istanbul. Simple place with very good service. Waiters dont speak English but the head waiter does. Appetizers and salads are lovely as well.

Thank Mayadaeid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Halal
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mumhane Cad. No:171 Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 0910

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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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