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Galata House

Bereketzade Mahallesi, Galata Kulesi Sok. No: 15 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 245 18 61
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (9 reviews)
“borscht” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Turkish, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bereketzade Mahallesi, Galata Kulesi Sok. No: 15 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Food and service was good until we get to check out. First of all check out is available only on the 1st floor. Be aware - this place adds 10% for service (i didn't see it anywhere in menu). When i tried to pay we...More

1  Thank Yuri A
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed so much this amazing family restaurant on a quiet evening in May. Host and Hostess were more than welcoming and shared their family history and music. Starter of borscht and mixed starter platter were excellent. Mains were full of flavour with a home...More

Thank PatriciaP6587
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Food is solid, tasty and beautifully served. The place was a former British old prison renovate into a cozy restaurant. The owner is an architect - he is very friendly and informative. Place is near the Galata Tower by walking distance. I order the Georgian...More

Thank Yo S
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Four friends met for what ended up to be a three hour dinner. The sweet couple who own and run the restaurant are very warm and friendly—the man is Turkish and the woman is Russian. The woman said she learned the Georgian and Croatian recipes...More

Thank Hibber108
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I think I had chosen a good time to visit this restaurant, while having no idea about it. It was a cold evening at around 8 pm. The street outside was almost empty. We just passed by the restaurant accidentally while looking for a place...More

1  Thank AriesLYL
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We opted for Galata House as we were staying nearby and were fascinated by the fact it was a British jail in a previous life. You have to ring the bell to be let in which already sets it up to be a different experience....More

1  Thank Dan S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The owner of the restaurant is super lovely and welcomed us with a large smile and a long and interesting chat. We felt like home since the first minute. The place itself is great, full of history. And the food... well... just wow. The appetizers...More

1  Thank SandroFer-BRA
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I was unsure to choose Tbilisi for travel or Istanbul! But I prefered Istanbul again to visit this great city for the third time! So as I heard a lot about Georgian food, and looked for a georgian restaurant in Istanbul before our travel and...More

Thank Simiya S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Across the street from Baylosuites. Excelent food, well prepared nice local wines and deserts. Family owned.

Thank roberthR8702FA
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is overflowing with history and hospitality. The delicious food and cozy environment is a reflection of the owners' warmth and care for their guests. We enjoyed the Russian soup, cold appetizer plate, beef stroganoff, and tatar ashi paired with a bottle of white...More

Thank Mlee_12
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bereketzade Mahallesi, Galata Kulesi Sok. No: 15 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 245 18 61
  • E-mail
We offer our guests an unforgettable evening with authentic food and charming historical atmosphere. We have a family business and every family member can speak at least one foreign language ( English, German, French, Italian). We promise you best communication skills and friendly service. All of our dishes are homemade and we do not use any additives.
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