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“baked potato”(83 reviews)
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This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Istanbul, Turkey
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All reviewsbaked potatobosphorus bridgehouse caferestaurants and cafesstalls sellingsea viewfood stallsnarrow streetsbeautiful areaboat tournice place to visiteuropean sidedolmabahce palacebeautiful mosquetaksim squareturkeykumpir
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus from Taksim to Ortakoy as cab prices were not very reasonable. We went there in March so Ortakoy was relatively calm and quiet. The shop owner said it is much more crowded in the summer but still not as crowded as...More

Thank Juliana S
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are a first time visitor this is a place to be in ( during the first 3-4 days at the most) a lot to learn and explore, and a popular place to visit or enjoy a night out.

Thank Anastheapple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The baked potato jumble is really tasty. If you think you tried loaded before, think again. After talking a decent walk under their great suspended Bosphorus bridge, indulge in their fruits and chocolate waffles. For $5 it's a steal. After the munchies embark on a...More

Thank Ahmed H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The neighbourhood is nice for a walk but not worth going all the way. Traffic here is insane. Best to walk 5 minutes and then catch a running cab rather than paying crazy amount to the standing cabs. The area is also famous for jacket...More

Thank Sam_Rbn
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place to walk by the water and shop for souvenirs. There are also cute cafes to sit at. Good place for kumpir (stuffed potatoes )

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very joyful place.Enjoy potatoes servings and icecream.Enjoy good food and good restaurants. Enjoy the fantastic sceneries of the Bosphorus,the mosque and the high bridge.Go for a tour in the Bosphorus.People there are all happy. Don,t miss it.

1  Thank samihzaim
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is an area which has some shops and restaurants and an Ottoman built/designed Mosque and sitting areas. People come here to enjoy breakfast or lunch and relax. There are many 'Kumpir' shops/hawkers selling the famous baked potato filled with a variety of cheese and...More

1  Thank Farzana H
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We were here last night there bussy good view and nothing else just view and nothing speciel we dont like it

Thank marimariamarini
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

A place to look and walk pass fast. You may eventually buy some electronic stuff but not necessarily what you needed. The place is magical but the crowd and mess makes it a place to avoid too.

Thank Jose F
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is a very busy area so be prepared for traffic jams but there is a lovely atmosphere, it is a busy, bustling area with lots of shops and cafes. We had a jacket potato from one of the many stalls where the traders were...More

Thank WakefieldMadHatter
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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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Suzanne Z
15 November 2017|
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Response from يوسف أ | Reviewed this property |
You can navigate in Istanbul and Mobility throughout Turkey with Google map app..its amazing app and very easy...have locations ,navigation , work time ( opening , closing shops and sites )...and have a lot of pictures for... More
Momina S
9 July 2017|
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Response from GulsenDemiroz | Reviewed this property |
Since ORtakoy is connected to Besiktas, it would be a good idea to ask the Besiktas Municipality, their contact can be found here: besiktas.bel.tr/Sayfa/13182/iletisim
shuaib a
13 August 2016|
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Response from yas s | Reviewed this property |
you can go to kabatas station via taksim funicular.(F1) or you can use tramway (T1) in front of sultanahmet to go to kabatas. in kabatas station there is a bus station that go to ortakoy every 5 min.