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Galissta Restaurant

Mimar Mehmet Cd. No. 28/30 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 12 11
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible27%
1 Oct 2014
“Nice restaurant. Worth a visit”
1 Jul 2014
“Worst restaurant on our trip. If not ever.”
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Mimar Mehmet Cd. No. 28/30 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

The food here was the worst we have had in our entire time here in Turkey. Up to this point, the food we have experienced has been nothing short of fantastic. Not anymore, I had the yoghurt kebab which was basically just pieces of ground...More

Thank JasonSLTX
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I ate lunch at the Galissta because this is where our tourist bus stopped for lunch in the old city. The staff were overwhelmed by the volume of people. I recommend, if you are to try this place, avoid it for lunch for this very...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Well dressed and superficial owner enticing people into his restaurant. Atmosphere is average and the menu just the normal turkish fare. The meat was very tasty but was very poorly presented and dry, with no dips being provided with the meal. We dis get some...More

Thank alundj
Reviewed 14 February 2013

We had an amazing trip in Turkey and made the biggest mistake of having our last dinner in Turkey at this restaurant! The man outside is really helpful and a good salesman. We saw the decor and judged the book by its cover. We ordered...More

Thank Neha1711
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Without putting too fine a point on it, this is one of the worst dining experiences that I've ever had. The man out the front is very smooth and friendly, and we (my wife, mother & I) felt reasonably confident as we entered that the...More

Thank SteveCornell
Reviewed 8 February 2013

The restaurant was not so clean and the food tasted like it came out of a can! We were told drinks would be half price but that was only to get us in the door. Not true. We had apps and decided to go some...More

Thank garrystuber
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Ignore the patter from the calling bird on the door, he is smooth, but he doesn't relfect on what you will receive once you are inside, the food was to say the least average, the mezes we had may well have been frozen served from...More

Thank DevonDelight
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We were greeted by Suliman on the street entrance to this restaurant. He invited us to taste some mezes on the street and offered us free tea and coffee and happy hour prices for drinks. We ordered two main courses and he offered to bring...More

Thank Hekmet
Reviewed 2 January 2013

The very strong pull of the street caller lured us in with a promise of the best Tavuk Durum. Turns out, they don't have that on the menu. The waiter tried to offer something completely different. The service was some of the slowest we have...More

Thank BradandSara B
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Having lived in Turkey for about 1,5 year has made us experience many highs and lows of Turkish cuisine and hospitality. At Galissta we hit rock bottom. The waiters were uninterested in their guests, quarreling amongst each other and the food the worst we have...More

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mimar Mehmet Cd. No. 28/30 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 12 11
Starting activity with, "Sultanahmet meeting points" motto and Galissta keeps on growing with its professional service approach, selected tastes of world cuisine to different tastes of its rich menu, warm atmosphere and modern design,high level of customer satisfaction...
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