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Galissta Restaurant

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Mimar Mehmet Cd. No. 28/30 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 1211
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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

This is one of the finest restaurants in this lovely city. Food was above our expectation. Service very professional. Would return.

Thank Paolo C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Six of us went there for dinner. The restaurant looked pleasant enough, and no harassing by street hustlers seemed refreshing. the place is around the corner from the main strip, therefore not busy. that was the warning sign we ignored. half the items we ordered weren't available. when the food finally arrived it was just terrible. my kebab arrived with... More 

Thank Robert B
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

I feel like we were in a completely different restaurant than all the other reviewers. Granted, this is not a gourmet 4-star experience. The food is simple, but overall very good. But what we found very enjoyable was the Happy Hour, which I think lasted the entire day! It's on a very lively street, so it's great for people watching... More 

Thank ariesgal65
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

There are lots of choices for restaurants in the Sultanahmet area. Most are good to excellent this one was the worst of 10 we tried. The touting outside is annoying but acceptable inside it is not acceptable.The wine list was a choice of red or white (ok in regional villages not downtown) and they wanted my wine choice before we... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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109 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Food was luke warm and rather tasteless. Music although not loud was horrid soppy Englısh songs. It ıs İstanbul and should have a Turkısh flavour to the atmosphere. Not recommended even for the stavıng.

Thank Waikatosflyingkiwi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Lured in by the "friendly" gentleman out front .... should have checked tripadvisor before ordering, similar story to tell as has been reported here several times. The 10 % Tax showed up on the bill just as mentioned by someone else here; my friends fish was "exchanged" for a "better" one without asking, wine was a not even close to... More 

Thank olwei
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

Very aggressive the treatment of the host. He offered us 20% of discount and it was a lie. Be careful!!

Thank Pabloquin
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

This is exactly the type of place to be careful of in Sultanahmet area. Guy in front calling in customers was nice and we gave in (only time on trip we did) and we should have kept walking. First if you have the seafood, the price is negotiable. This surprised me, when out front observing the fish selection negotiated the... More 

Thank Tyler C
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Walked past this restaurant every day during our stay, and eventually gave in to the man on the door. We were going to order some food, but first thought we would have a drink. we ordered a beer and a Tia-Maria cofee. The beer came, and about ten minutes later the waiter came back and explained they had no Tia-Maria,... More 

Thank colin c
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

Stupidly seduced by the sales patter, we agreed to eat at this 'worse than average restaurant.' Sold a fish, that would be filetted and served with jumbo prawns, we had high expectations after an extremely good meal in the fish restaurant on the opposite cormer the evening before. However, the presentation didn't inspire, the service was slow and the fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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 1211
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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