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New Galata Imperial

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Karakoy
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Yeni Galata Koprusu, Karakoy Bogazi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 292 6215
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We tried the fish cooking with salt. It was very tasty and new thing to see also. Many sea food but they don't have mid-size shrimp to grill and have full board sea food table.

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Thank Eyad N
Lagos, Nigeria
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189 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

With so much fishing going on on the Galata bridge, fish seemed the most appropriate menu in the restaurant under the bridge. Our choice was not regretted.

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Thank Jydeoo
California
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

We enjoyed an exceptional lunch at this indoor/outdoor restaurant under the Galata Bridge in beautiful Istanbul. This was a catered, group luncheon, so we did not see or order from a menu, but we ate VERY well. The meal started with several delicious mezze dishes, including spiced prawns, and other fish and veggie dishes, bread and yoghurt. As an entrée,... More 

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preston
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

What is there to say!! Another gem amongst the fakes. Many of the bridge restaurants want your money, the Imperial wants to to enjoy the food and be happy. Compared to some of the restaurants in Eminonu, it is reasonably priced. They will let you have a beer or just a tea. Resist (Rashid) will look after you and remember... More 

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Thank 22david55
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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327 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

This restaurant is now known as "Imperial Galata" since the signage of all restaurants under the bridge was standardised. We went here because it was the only place not having touts outside trying to drag customers in, and also did not have the dreadful live Turkish music as so many other places have. Manager was friendly, if a little pushy... More 

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Thank Paul_CNX
Naxxar, Malta
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

The food was excellent and the staff outstanding. The views all around us were stunning with all of Istanbul below us.

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Thank SonyaMicallef
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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94 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We were two adults with three kids, fifteen, twelve and six year. So we thought we will go see sunset on Galata bridge and have a nice meal. We asked the hotel reception for directions to get there and he told us they have a free shuttle there. That seemed convenient. It so happened that this restaurant had a pick... More 

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1 Thank moyenan
Odessa, Ukraine
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

We have chosen the restaurant because it was Turkish wedding party inside. And because all other restaurants were too laud and too insisting in desire to get us inside. Lucky I have read all bad reviews afterwards, otherwise I would never choose it! Our experience was great, food was tasty, service was very good and the Bosporus view was just... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

This is a quiet restaurant located under a bridge. Like other contributors have stated, they too reduced the menu prices to get our group's business, there were 6 of us. Overall, not too bad, but nothing really worth mentioning. Wait staff were keen to serve us and we drank free tea after dinner. All up, just OK.

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shepperton
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153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

on the galata bridge with lovely views so get a table at the front. the previous reviews are correct in that you get beseighed at every restaurant to eat there. so be strong and choose the one you're comfortable with! they reduced the menu prices to get our custom and kept to it. they'll try to flog you every course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu, Karakoy Bogazi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 292 6215

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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