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Topaz Restaurant

#101 of 11,471 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 277
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 40
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  • 20
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  • 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
Best place for a special dinner in Istanbul

I loved this place. It's a higher end restaurant with modern decor and a great view of the city. It's expensive, but it's worth it for a nice night out in Istanbul. The food was absolutely delicious. My wife tried the modern tasting menu, and I had the traditional Ottoman tasting menu, which I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2013
Tarek H
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Rijmenam, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Yes, the view is great. But we visited other restaurants in Istanbul that were offered so much more, in view, feeling & food. Topaz was a disappointment: overpriced considering the food they serve, cold & impersonal service. It is clearly a restaurant that is a bit passé, visited by an older public or groups for business. Very noisy, which breaks... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I loved this place. It's a higher end restaurant with modern decor and a great view of the city. It's expensive, but it's worth it for a nice night out in Istanbul. The food was absolutely delicious. My wife tried the modern tasting menu, and I had the traditional Ottoman tasting menu, which I highly recommend, although everything we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

one of the very few fine dining locations in Turkey. The food is remarkable although it is expensive. They should offer more afordable lunch menues...

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Athens
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Very good experience having dinner during sunset in this restaurant. Very nice decoration, very polite waiters speaking English which is rare , and excellent food. Rather expensive but worths every penny.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A great restaurant in a great location - overlooking the Bosphorus. Go there at night and you will have a fantastic view; just make sure you get a reservation beforehand as it is a very busy and popular retaurant - oh, and ask for a table by the window in order to be able to get that amazing view! The... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Topaz is a cool place, but less jazzy than eg Ulus 29 and Sunset. The crows is more mature and sophisticated. But the FOOD is top-notch (Turkish/International) and the SERVICE is flawless. Try and get a window seat as the Bosphorus views are simply unbeatable.

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Moscow, Russia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Just got back from the restaurant, where we dined in a group of 5. Yes, the view, the design, the food are excellent, but it is not them that bought me. It's the service, which is superb! Strongly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This place has to be seen, the view is just incredible. The menu was extensive and the food delicious while very reasonable for something special. The service was fabulous and the welcome we received was something else. If you want a treat for dinner for two of a larger party this is the place to go.

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London, England
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I don't buy the narrative that this is a great gastronomic destination. Rather, I got the feeling this is a grand 'party' restaurant that's beginning to believe its own PR. Yes it has an impressive view*, and, yes, the design is impressive, and the level of comfort is high… but any aspirations to chic are undercut by Muzak consisting of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

After our hotel made reservations for us, we were seated at a private table by the window with fantastic views of the Bosphorus. The service was attentive but not overbearing. They gave wonderful suggestions regarding choices and we were not disappointed. It was a pricey meal but well worth it and probably one of the highlights of our trip to... 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, Doing business, Special occasions
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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