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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 #78 of 10,941 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

It should be said this restaurant is a bit of a place to be seen in for locals. The views are stunning with a wide ranging open window over the Bosphorus, although one has to say you could have this at the Swissotel or Besinci Kat for a fraction of the price. We both had the Ottoman tasting menu, a... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We heard great things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. In fact, we were running late that night and the staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and not rushed even though I know they really would have rather been home!!! The host was such a great guy and the food ( I had... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

They have a good view of the Bosphorous and the atmosphere is very nice. It's a great option if you're looking for a nice view but the weather is wet or cold- their seating is only inside. Good food, even for vegetarians I was not impressed with the ice cream.

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I chose this restaurant based on a review and we were not disappointed. Fantastic view of the Bosphorus Bridge at night. A very nice ambience, staff were very polite and knowledgeable of the menu and the wine. A fantastic menu with a great choice of very tasty food. A large wine list from which we chose a Turkish wine which... More

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College Station, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Even though the service could be a bit friendlier, the tasty menu was more than perfect. We had the baked baby lamb and I would travel to Istanbul one day just to have that dish at Topaz again.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Not sure if it was the great food, the delicious wine or the outstanding view... But we left delighted. We waited by the bar till the full group joined, ordered some drinks and I have to say that the barman knows what he does: Good coktalis with complimentary nuts (Antep's pistachios). The maitre is polite and attentive, the service is... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For our last night in Istanbul my spouse and I went to Topaz based on proximity to our hotel and the recommendations of great food and a great view. It lived up to our expectations with beautiful light changing on bosphorus, while we had a spectacular meal. While it was pricey, we had committed for a treat to top off... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Perfect is the word to describe this place. We have tried the two tasting menus, the ottoman and the modern, not a single flaw, food was out of this world, starting with the soup ending with the dessert, amazing seven course meal with the Turkish ravioli stuffed vine leaves and the risotto are my highlights Service is implacable, amazing view... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Special occassion for my husbands 40th Birthday. We went for the tasting menu - Ottoman style with wines. It was a really super dinner, service was excellent, staff very knowledgeable, great views. Would highly recommend for something special. Only thing I would have changed was a fish course as this seemend to be quite a common dish in Istanbul and... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is an amazing restaurant. Michelin star service, food and a great view of the Bosporus. A great place for dining or a quality drink at the bar.

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