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Gala Life Cafe

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Yeni Galata Koprusu Alti, Karakoy Halic Tarafi no:kh2 Karakoy | Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 243 9575
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Everywhere we've been in Istanbul has been great, but this place. First of all, they didn't have half the dishes we asked for that appeared in the menu, the ones they did have were not good at all. The waiter, with a terrible flu (very nasty) and an awful smoke breath was almost over us when explaining the menu. And... More 

Thank Juan P
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Perfect athmosphere. I spent the night with my fiance andrei.lancranjan everything was perfect: live turkish music, good food and all you can drink for only 170tly. I reccomend for any new year's eve :)

Thank Andrei R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

As one of the 'seafood' restaurants on Galata Bridge in Istanbul, this place is to be avoided for many reasons. Apart from the fact that it is a lovely location on the bridge, the rest of the experience is terrible. Firstly we were hassled to sit down ( normal for Istanbul anyway), we ordered wine and a different bottle was... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

While shopping in Grand Bazar we came along this nice cafe "Cafe Life", nice place to relax and have brunch.

Thank mwm749
Richardson, TX
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Everything I ordered they were out of. I ordered five different things from the menu but they didn't have them. But what I did eat was good and the people were very nice.

Thank Lobsterlove7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2013

I came across a review from January 2013 which is no recommendation for this place.... Lucky for us: this restaurant has a new owner: Bedirhan, a man with years of experience who knows how to prepare good food. He and his very friendly staff know how to make you feel at home in Istanbul! Last but not least: make sure... More 

Thank Moon223
Krasnodar, Russia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

When i was here in 2011 i have good experience from friendly staff and cup of espresso with desert in rainy day. In January 2013 i visit galata life second time and meet indifferent attitude of the waiter. He communicated with his friends and did not care about the visitors. Also we order tea and espresso, espresso was ok, but... More 

Thank Evgeny G

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Restaurant Details

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yeni Galata Koprusu Alti, Karakoy Halic Tarafi no:kh2 Karakoy | Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 212 243 9575

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Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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