The classic crooks of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, they treat tourists as stupid chickens to pluck and squeeze. Avoid this place...the classic scammers of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, they treat tourists as stupid chickens to pluck and squeeze. Avoid this place...
What can i say? The biggest scam in Istanbul? No wonder there are shops everywhere. Skip this place at all costs. This is three times the cost of Turkish delight, and the tea here is up to 300 liras per kilogram. It's crazy! Skip, skip, skip!
I passed by this restaurant by accident, so I walked in and found a variety of Turkish delights on the wall of the shop. I was really surprised. There are nut-containing and nut-free ones, and there are other baked snacks in the window, which are very delicate. The restaurant provides packaging services for guests to take home. That’s right. Be careful. Once packaged, the box may be heavy, but I want to pick some to take home for my family. The shop also offers Turkish coffee and tea, which can be enjoyed with Turkish delight. Hope to be able to put a small plate, put some samples, can someone taste it before buying?
They use some samples to distract you, and then take the opportunity to fill your box with things, almost unable to carry it. The things here are sold by portion, so they will stuff as many things inside as possible and then seal them. Then they weigh it and tell you what the total price is. I spent more money than I thought, but I did get a lot of things. When I got home, I found out that I should pay 60 dollars, but they charged 500 dollars. I don't care how much I buy or how much they are worth, but it is impossible for one person to spend $500 in a store. I argued with this shop but they refuted me, and now I am fighting for the $440 that I shouldn't have paid.