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Delightful place

Tuncay has been a family friend since I was a child, so over 30 years when his shop was still based... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2016
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Absolutely the best shop.

I know Tunçay for 20 years now and he is a real professional. I have purchased various rugs from... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2014
Tarnos, France
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12 Jan 2016
“Delightful place”
31 Jan 2014
“Absolutely the best shop.”
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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Tuncay has been a family friend since I was a child, so over 30 years when his shop was still based in the Grand Bazaar. He is a wonderful trustworthy person and the shop has a wonderful eclectic mixture of gifts in it with something...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

I know Tunçay for 20 years now and he is a real professional. I have purchased various rugs from him and so did some friends. Best value for the money for sure and his staff is always here to help. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank JNGiorgi
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We visit this shop each time we visit Istanbul. It has rugs, pashminas and loads of other touristy type gifts and all at a very reasonable price. I think this is one of the best value shops in Istanbul and the staff are always very...More

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank magwii
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Want to highly recommend a small shop, Istanblue, that I have been using for the purchase of both rugs/carpets and small tourist items. The shop is conveniently located in the Hippodrome area between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. Tuncay, the owner, and his family...More

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Great simple restaurant with amazing local food. Very close to the Blue Mosque and the Arasta Bazaar. Highly recommend.

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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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