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Topaz Restaurant

#99 of 11,445 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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New City / Taksim
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Inonu Caddesi Omer Avni Mahallesi No 50 | Daire Numarasi, Kavsak, Plaza, Meydan, Istanbul, Turkey
249 1001
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 275
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
special place: a gem for the kitchen and the view

We went twice in 4 nigths: it’s an interesting combination between fine dining and great view of the Bosforo. It isn’t a rooftop terrace, but a lovely dining place with huge windows. Ottoman and Mediterranean menu can satisfy a very demanding customer. Attentive service makes you feel like at home... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Grabitaly
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bologna
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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bologna
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125 reviews 125 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We went twice in 4 nigths: it’s an interesting combination between fine dining and great view of the Bosforo. It isn’t a rooftop terrace, but a lovely dining place with huge windows. Ottoman and Mediterranean menu can satisfy a very demanding customer. Attentive service makes you feel like at home. A bit too expensive, too much the wine list. Easy... More 

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New York City, NY
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not really a restaurant I would recommend to a friend. Couple of appetizers were not bad but dinner just seemed not as good as I would have hoped. View was nice but I'm betting there are places u can get that view and yet still have good food.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Not only the view is impressive, also service and quality of the food are far above average. We took the two menu's "Degustation", modern and Ottoman/Traditional, accompanied with Turkish wines. Dishes were exceptional, well proportioned, very well serviced. Only thing which could be improved is the rather poor acoustic of the place. As a specialty the head waiter noticed that... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My better half and I enjoyed a truly fantastic evening thanks to the professional staff, delicious food and great setting. A meal of this calibre would cost twice as much in most European cities.

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ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My partner and I enjoyed a european menu at Topaz. The menu is varied and interesting including lobster bisque, mullet and duck. As others stated the truffle risotto is a highlight with wonderful flavour. The chocolate dessert was divine and so beautifully presented.The menu is expensive at about €100pp to include seven small courses and accompanying wines for five courses.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A large group of us showed up one evening with a reservation for dinner. We were sat within access of the window, and the view is fabulous. We let the wait-staff choose our meze for us and selected our mains. The fish was excellent. The wind choices were very good. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had a nice dinner with my wife here. The place is fairly good looking and the staff were welcoming. Although I had made a reservation and was suppose to sit near a window to get a view over Istanbul at night, I was told it was not possible. Not good enough. The food was okay - not more than... More 

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Hong Kong
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was our first fine dining experience in Istanbul and we were extremely happy for choosing to visit Topaz. Firstly, the view is amazing. Do request for a window seat. We sat on a table which was 1 table in from the window and you can look at the view for hours and not get bored. We tried the scallop... More 

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Istanbul
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19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited Topaz as guests of friends. The food is delicious and the view is incredible. It is not cheap, but really nice!

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Toronto
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed dinner here in late March and enjoyed both the food and the view. We tried both tasting menus. The "modern" tasting menu was very European, and the food was what you can expect to find in a good restaurant in just about any European city. The "traditional" or "Ottoman" menu was interesting and for me, very "Turkish". The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Inonu Caddesi Omer Avni Mahallesi No 50 | Daire Numarasi, Kavsak, Plaza, Meydan, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > New City / Taksim
  • Neighborhood: New City / Taksim
  • Phone Number: 249 1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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