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Seven Hills Restaurant

Tevkifhane Sokak No: 8/A 34400 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
+90 (212) 516 94 97
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Ranked #313 of 10,952 restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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75% Recommend
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our family went here for dinner to celebrate our daughters 16th birthday. We had been told that the views from the rooftop were superb, and this is true! However, the dinner was one of the worst we have had in years....mediocre food, horribly overpriced, tepid service - we would never eat here again.

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Unteraegeri, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Alcohol in Istanbul is expensive, especially compared to the food. The average cocktail at this place costs around 40 lira, which is comparable to other places but high when you consider that you can get an excellent 2 course meal in Istanbul for under 30 lira. The views at this place are amazing though if you go around sunset -... More

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Strathaven, Scotland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were enticed into this restaurant by the promise of great views. When we reached the roof terrace, we experienced stunning views of both the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. Service was good and waiters friendly and attentive. Food was good on our first visit and overall cost was reasonable. We returned the following evening (had forgotten the camera on... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Yes, the view is great but the food was just ok. They were out of what I wanted so I ordered the bass. I'm not a big fish person but it was pretty good (FYI it's the whole fish...head, tail, scales) but the sides were terrible. It was served with one potato not prepared in any way and a couple... More

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New York City, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place has by far the best views of Istanbul. Great views of the ocean as well as the blue mosque. The food was good but the service was terrible. We waited about half an hour to place an order, the server didn't explain our dishes properly. We didn't have napkins and when we asked for them, it took nearly... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Incredible view! Look one way and the magnificent Hagia Sofya, turn a few degrees for the Blue Mosque, then turn a few more degrees for the sea view. Stop now! Stand at the top of the stairs, enjoy the view, then find another restaurant for an enjoyable dining experience. The dishes were attractive and interesting but not memorable. The service?... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Seven Hills Restaurant occupies the top floor and roof terrace of the Seven Hills Hotel, however the fact that the place is full to capacity most nights suggests that a large proportion of the diners are attracted from the surrounding areas by the prospect of enjoying the fabulous views. The restaurant advertises itself as a sea food restaurant but there... More

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Kingston, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We never go to restaurants that are promoted by touts on the street...except for this time, and it was really worthwhile. A ride up the elevator, then another set of stairs and we emerged on a large terrace with the most amazing views of Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the water. Had coffee, tea and a platter of baclava... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food is very average but you can not find a better view of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the views of the Blue Mosque and the Marmara Sea are fairly astonishing as well. Go in the late afternoon before it gets busy. Have a drink (they will be among the most expensive you'll have in Turkey), if you... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

That was the most expensive visit in the restaraunt I have made in Istanbul. I took a look at the menu - prices were quite ok. Then I chose Dorado fish with the help of the waiter. Food was fine, but service and the final bill were not. Dorado fish costing 80$ In the coastal city? You have got to... More

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