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Topaz Restaurant

Inonu Caddesi Omer Avni Mahallesi No 50, Istanbul, Turkey (New City / Taksim)
249 1001
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Ranked #82 of 10,976 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: New City / Taksim
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The view is incredible - and that just might be Topaz's undoing - there is very little else that can measure up to that! The highlight really was walking into the restaurant. The food was good, the wine average, the service excellent but we left feeling we didn't get what we thought we would when we walked in...

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

i am very happy this restorant has great views great food and The service is awsome, They speak english every One was pleased and talking about it , we were a group of 30 people and all was ready on time !!!!!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The views from this restaurant are wonderful as well as the great food and lovely service. Extensive wine list, you should try the Turkish wine, the ones we had were great!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went to Topaz with my girlfriend because of the reviews it got on Tripadvisor and I was looking for a good restaurant. Major pluses: 1- The view is fantastic. An unobstructed view of Bosphorous, the Dolmabahçe Mosque and the first Bridge. The front desk was kind enough to give us a table by the window even though we called... More

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Greece
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The spot is really all the money. The large all glass facade allows even when you are at a rear table to have most of the magic view of Bosporus. The food is average both in variety and in quality. Nothing to fall from the chair. There is a good wine list but I felt that the prices where in... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was desperately looking for restaurants along the bosphoros sea but surprisingly did not find any. A review from tripadvisor led me to Topaz. I was greeted by very helpful staff who gave me a table for one looking directly to the sea. The wine recommended by the waiter was one of the best i had. The beef fillet was... More

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Leeds, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful and elegant surroundings, excellent service, fantastic view, clean as a whistle and oh my good the food!!!! Nicely sized portions, heavy on taste and quality but light on the belly. Best amouse bouche ever, a sort of cold cherry soup. If I'm in Istanbul again I'll be back!

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Genoa, Italy
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110 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Topaz is one of the best restaurants in Istanbul, great mix of local cuisine and international dishes. The place is on top of Besiktas hill overlooking the Bosforo bridge and the Asian side of the city. Very elegant with dim light and a large bar. The offer is wide, I personally enjoyed a artichoke with Turkish olive oil and some... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited Topaz restaurant on a trip to Istanbul for a close family members 21st birthday, the restaurant was nothing short of exceptional. Almost immediately you are awe stricken by the views through the floor to ceiling windows (ask for a seat near the window) The service was great, even though the waiting staff had very little english, every food... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner at this restaurant, all that remember is that I had great fun. The view is breathtaking, music was nice, food was authentic, service was fine. Waiters don't seem to speak anything but Turkish though. Great for business and experiencing a piece of Turkish delight " no pun intended" ....

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