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Salon Galata - Istanbul

Updated: Dec 11, 2021

Salon Galata - One visit


Salon Galata is a quaint bistro restaurant at the foot of the Camondo stairs, known to be the most eclectic staircase in the city heading to the Galata Tower in Beyoğlu, Istanbul.

The Camondo stairs were supposedly built to facilitate the transport of Camondo’s children to their school and as a shortcut for Camondo to reach Bankalar Caddesi quickly.

Service was genuine and kind, the wine list was great, we were fortunate to find our favourite Chamlija wines again.

Unfortunately, there is room for improvement with the food to make it a five-star rating. A suggestion would be to upgrade the quality of the meat and sprinkle a little extra love on the desserts would be a great start.

There is a beautiful warm dining area on the terrace and a cozy dining area inside.


This is a restaurant with great potential based on its location in the bustling neighbourhood of Karakoy, design of the establishment and friendly team.