Water pipes,
backgammon & baked
potatoes

Ortaköy Square

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Why locals love it

This popular square is full of fancy waterfront cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs. Young locals often come here to smoke “nargile” (Turkish water pipes) and play backgammon and card games. Many people also come here to eat “kumpir” (stuffed baked potatoes).

Why you should visit it

Stop by Ortaköy Square to soak up the atmosphere and mingle with the hip young couples spilling out of the cafés. There’s also a beautiful baroque mosque perched on the waterfront – it’s one of the finest examples of work by the famous Balyan family of architects. This recently renovated masterpiece is definitely worth seeing.

Special tip

If you get hungry, try Ortaköy’s famous “kumpir”.

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9 Comments

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Hussein
Traveller
March 10, 2019
This is one of my favorite places in istanbul! It has a fantastic view and really great cafes that you can try "kumpir". This location is also famous for its nargile! My favorite is Destan! go to the top floor and watch the view. staff is pretty friendly!
Beste
Local
January 16, 2019
Nicht place to relax have nargil MD wow drinks. Good restaurants me seaview
Thomas
Local
January 13, 2019
Nothing compares to Ortaköy İstanbul❤️
Zeynep
Local
November 9, 2018
Hi, I would like to know where is this colourful doors located. Tq.
Roxy
Traveller
July 19, 2018
Sorry,I am not sure where it is. Because some of photos were provided by other resources.
Senem
Local Guru
July 19, 2018

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  • Ortaköy Square

    Mecidiye Mah. Ortaköy, Beşiktaş
    Istanbul
  • Currently Open
    Mo-Su: 00:00-23:30

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