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Banyan

#182 of 11,378 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Sultanahmet - Old City
Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Fescizade Binasi 3/2 Ortakoy Salhanesi Sok | Ortakoy (Not Sultanahmet), Istanbul, Turkey
902122599060
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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best Bosphorus views

One of the nicest views you can get to the Bosphorus, view to the second bridge and to Ortakoy. The restaurant has a very good selection of asian food, and a really good service. Good value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Located on a busy seaside strip, the views are breathtaking, especially at night - of the bridge and near-by (Ortakoy?) mosque. Service was professional and the decor is tasteful without going over the top. The food is pricey but there are a wide variety of pan fusion appetizers ranging from samosas and edamame to dim sum and sushi. Prices are... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of the nicest views you can get to the Bosphorus, view to the second bridge and to Ortakoy. The restaurant has a very good selection of asian food, and a really good service. Good value.

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Ankara, Turkey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent location, excellent bosporus view. We went there without reservation and received seating near the fire place which was nice. Food was OK however we had better courses in other restaurants. Wine list can be improved. The shocking part was our evaluation of the bill. We were highly charged for the cover, plus there was a service surcharge most probably... More 

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Luxembourg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It was an fusion oriental kind of restaurant. It was pretty busy in there. Food was amazing and it was was very very expensive too. Since we are vegetarians, there wasn't much choice available. All in all the experience was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We didn't like Turkish food so much therefore we chose the Thai food and this place was awesome. view and food. we have sushi and green curry, the sushi wasn't so good but we loved the green curry. services wasn't as good as the view and the food.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I visited this restaurant over the new year period as part of my birthday celebration. the entrance is small and does not give much away about the interior so i was pleasently surprised when we walked up to the main area. The ambience was warm, with glowing lights and asian themed, very relaxing and trendy feel. The view is fantastic... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stopped off for lunch on a cold but clear day and chose Asian as an alternative to the usual burger pizza kebab alternative at this location. The view is outsyanding and complrtely mesmerising with boat traffic and birds. Something to look at at every moment and I guess a great bar at night. Food was a very welcome change. Maybe... More 

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Kongsvinger, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The restaurant has a fantastic view on the Bospurus. The food, not top, but more than OK. The service, could have been better. Nobody asked if we wanted som more to drink, we had to try to wake up the waiters. Price level, what you can expect in a restaurant that look like this and after the taste of the... More 

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Istanbul
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had dinner with friends at the Banyan restaurant on the Bosporus in Orktakoy. The location of the restaurant is wonderful on the upper floor of a building right on the water with a stunning view of the Ortakoy mosque and the first Bosporus bridge. The food is Asian fusion with a good selection of different items. We had a... More 

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Hale, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The location and of this restaurant and views from are unquestionably excellent. Unfortunately the whole dining experience was terrible, by far the worst we had in Istanbul. Reasons:- 1. A cold welcome, confusion over available tables and no offer to take coats / umbrella etc. When we asked if someone could take our coats they reluctantly did so. We later... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fescizade Binasi 3/2 Ortakoy Salhanesi Sok | Ortakoy (Not Sultanahmet), Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Phone Number: 902122599060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 55
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

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