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GREAT TURKISH DELIGHTS BUT PERHAPS BETTER TO ORDER ONLINE?

CONCLUSION: GREAT TURKISH DELIGHTS WITH A MARKETING TWIST, BUT WHY GO TO THE SHOP IF SERVICE IS... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
sck7
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Seoul
Best Turkish Delight. Worst Service

The title sums it up - the Turkish delight is sublime, the service shocking. (We visited the branch... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2016
Tauseef M
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“Best Turkish delights we have tasted! ”
17 Jan 2017
“GREAT TURKISH DELIGHTS BUT PERHAPS BETTER TO ORDER ONLINE?”
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Hamidiye Cad. No.83 | 34110 Eminönü, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Istiklaal shop and we regretted that we did not buy more boxes. Undoubtedly the best lukumes we have tasted during our stay! DO VISIT IT!

Thank Konstantinos V
Reviewed 17 January 2017

CONCLUSION: GREAT TURKISH DELIGHTS WITH A MARKETING TWIST, BUT WHY GO TO THE SHOP IF SERVICE IS TERRIBLE AND IT'S CHEAPER ONLINE? Founded in 1777 and reportedly the place that first created Turkish delights, Haci Bekir is a great place for Turkish delights, especially for...More

5  Thank sck7
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The tastiest loukoum you could ever try. Ask for fresh one not the one which is in the boxes. The tastes to pay attention are with different types of nuts.

1  Thank Olena G
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The title sums it up - the Turkish delight is sublime, the service shocking. (We visited the branch on Istiklal Street to stock up on supplies to take home)

Thank Tauseef M
Reviewed 9 June 2016

went here after seeing it on gettaway a couple of months back. service was average, but they were setting up for the morning trade. havent yet tried the delights

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

For the oldest sweets shop in Istanbul, this was rather disappointing. As some said earlier, it is overpriced. However, what is annoying is that you're not offered anything to try. If you're buying over- priced sweets, they should offer you small samples to try. They...More

Thank Hana R
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This is perhaps the oldest sweet meats shop in Istanbul. It is located in the Serkeci area. Haci Bakir started selling Turkish Candy in this shop in 1777. His five generations have continued to make and sell a Turk's favorite sweets here. You can buy...More

2  Thank HINAWASEEM
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The Turks’ taste for sweets have kept plenty of confectioners in business across the city - some of then for centuries. The oldest is  Hacı Bekir, named after its founder who came from the Anatolian town of Kastamonu in 1777 and set up his original...More

1  Thank owen m
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This was a cute little store (part of a chain) which had locals buying their 'Lokum' as well. The price was very reasonable for the fresh products and the giftboxes made great souvenirs. There is no cafe to go with it, but we just sat...More

1  Thank Renske v
Reviewed 13 December 2015

160 TL for 1 kg Kaymak lokum.At Eminonu market sell lokums from 10 TL per kg.No price tags at any product.A cold place..

4  Thank Thanos P
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