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Champions league fix in Istanbul

Quaint little bar just of a very hectic bar district, as was said previously next to a very loud... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David G
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A safe base

The James Joyce is a great home from home for Westerners. An easy to understand menu and favourite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nomadic S
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4 weeks ago
“Champions league fix in Istanbul”
4 weeks ago
“A safe base”
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Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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The food there is now being cooked by a professional foreign chef who prepares everything from scratch, no freezer to fryer meals. Sauces etc are made using home made stock, all the food is freshly prepared. You'll probably also get to meet the chef Mark,...More

Thank clivehaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A new fresh kitchen is in town! Nothing freezer to fryer! Weekly specials available. Good hearty pub grub! 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, set menu with a Roast Dinner. Either beef or lamb, reservations needed for Sundays. Lots of vegetarian options too.

Thank JJ G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little bar just of a very hectic bar district, as was said previously next to a very loud Jolly Joker, playing a very loud Boom Boom Boom, everybody say..... etc two doors up. It’s 10pm on a Wednesday, wouldn’t get away with that sort...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The James Joyce is a great home from home for Westerners. An easy to understand menu and favourite beers, great music and English spoken by everyone. We enjoyed our night cap after a evening wondering along Istiklal.

Thank Nomadic S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I used to frequent this place often some years ago. A very fun place, if you see Feruzi tell her I said hello. Ask her if she misses anyone from the US Consulate, I sure miss her.

Thank richardm9992016
Reviewed 28 May 2018

As an Irishman I tend to shy away from Irish bars abroad. Came across this one and popped in. The staff are very chatty and helpful. Mostly local staff. The Guinness here was the best I have had outside Ireland for a longtime. Had a...More

1  Thank Pat P
Reviewed 6 May 2018

There are several Irish pubs in Istanbul but this may be the best of them mostly due to the friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and the quality of drinks (except the green beer on St. Patrics's day :-) The music is good, mostly classics, the food...More

Thank ibrahimbayraktutar61
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

What an experience this place was. Super friendly and funny staff along with amazing drinks. We spent St Paddy’s day here an loved every minute of it. From the music to the drinks to the staff and to the fact England got tanked by Ireland...More

Thank MorganReviews
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

As the title says this was nut go to place. A very nice pint great atmosphere staff very helpful and welcoming. They have music most nights which us great, not to loud either like some other paces where ya can't hear yourself think. Good is...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

It is my second time at this pub. The live performance on Friday is crazy good! The song playlist suits all ages and is really good. I strongly recommend having the night out at this pub after a decent quick dinner in Istiklal street.

Thank michael m
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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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