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Banyan

Fescizade Binasi 3/2 Ortakoy Salhanesi Sok, Istanbul, Turkey (Beşiktaş)
902122599060
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Ranked #183 of 10,952 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Beşiktaş
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC: Our hotel suggested Banyan, it was tough to locate up a small street and then it was up three flights of stairs but was it worth searching for. FABULOUS VIEW: This restaurant is located facing the Bosporus. It has a view on three sides and has the feel, look an ambiance of being aboard ship (with an exotic... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Good Asian food is served here with one of the best views in Istanbul. Very hard to find decent Asian food in this city, but Banyan did well. Good service, an enjoyable evening. Expensive for Istanbul, but hey, the stunning views were worth every lira!

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is one of the best located restuarants in Istanbul. Good bar at end of restaurant where you can just have drinks or get some food. Classic view of a baroque style mosque, the first Bosphorous bridge, and the Bosphorous itself with every sort of boat cruising up and down from small two seaters to large oil tankers. If you... More

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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice restaurant next door to Anjelique that provides great views of the Bosphurus Bridge if you are lucky to get a seat around the edge as we did. Good mix of food (Thai/Japanese) that is well presented. Wine was kept well chilled. There is a bar right at the back of the restaurant which is a great place to finish... More

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Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This restaurant is probably the best located one in town. Right on the Bosphorus. The bar looks well stocked but when we ordered our wine we had a bad surprise; "Sorry it is out of stock" although it is on the wine list. I find this unacceptable in such a restaurant. It is not so difficult to check the stocks... More

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Amazing views from the bar. Tried a couple of dishes which were good but highlight is the views! Highly recommend.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant is in the Ortagoy section of town, and is a little hard to find. We were seated on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Bosporus. The food and service were outstanding. Before we ordered, they brought wonderful rolls and marinated hot peppers (called Hint Turgusu) to our table. We had samosas stuffed with ground meat. Very spicy, but cooled... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You can!t get a better view ! You are on a terrace overlooking Bosbhorus bridge and Ortaköy Mosque - a gem. It has just been opened after years of renovation; it is only a 3 min walk from the restaurant. Just order, go there, enter and see the inside of the mosque as well. Then return and have your dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Three of us ate there and we all loved our various dishes. The wine recommended by the waiter was very good and the waiter who looked after us was very charming and efficient. The views of the Bosphorous, the traffic on the water, the mosque and bridge are outstanding. Fantastic location, great food. Book to ensure you get a table... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had a great last night in Istanbul at this restaurant. Despite it raining, the view was lovely as was the food. It was expensive but only given we had entree, main, shared dessert, wine and a cocktail. All fabulous. Dumplings entree was a hit. Highly recommend for a fun night.

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