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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 #79 of 10,952 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
Leeds, New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

You must absolutely eat at Topaz if you visit Istanbul! We loved it so much, we had dinner there twice during our 3-night stay. On both nights it was packed full. Once you go, it will be easy to understand why. The service is impeccable, especially our waiter, Kerem, and the food is outstanding. The chef puts such artistic flair... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 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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