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Feriye Lokantasi

#371 of 11,958 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Mediterranean, Turkish
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Ciragan Cad. No:40 Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul 80700, Turkey
+90 212 227 2216
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Amazing view

Its location on the Bosphorous, facing the Bosphorous bridge is amazing especially at night. The place is elegant with professional staff and free wifi. Food is above average. We were invited, but it is well known of being expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
Cairo, Egypt
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a very classy restaurant right on the shore of the Bosphorus. You pass through some official buildings and a lovely fountained plaza to get to the restaurant itself. It is housed in a tented facility on a veranda, the waters of the Bosphorus lapping at its edge. Don't let 'tented' discourage you, the interior is truly elegant, the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Its location on the Bosphorous, facing the Bosphorous bridge is amazing especially at night. The place is elegant with professional staff and free wifi. Food is above average. We were invited, but it is well known of being expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We went for dinner with two friends, having been here in Istanbul for a few days! It was just about the very worst food I have ever eaten in Istanbul over the last 25 years or so that we've been coming here! Starters were bland, deffinitely bought in pre packed and assembled. We are in a country where the vegetables... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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149 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Choice of the food is very good. It was part of the conference and could accommodate a large number. Ambiance is excellent.

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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Feriye was recommended to us by the hotel and we were not really prepared for the high quality fine dining that is on offer. It simply has "class" in every aspect from the location, the greeting upon arrival to the food. There are quite a few restaurants around Ortakoy especially in and around the square on the little port. We... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had lunch there with some friends, food and service were outstanding. The venue is overlooking the beautiful bospherous...amzing restaurant, a bit expensive, but we highly recommend it.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

A gem. Beautiful terrace by the Bosphorus. Friendy service and good food. Would recommend this place. Not too busy and just before the hustle of Ortakoy.

Thank wolffman1973
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

A short taxi ride from the center of the old town is well worth the 30 or so lira to eat at Feriye Lokantasi. A warm welcome from the staff, a broad-ranging menu and one of the world's best views await you. I highly recommend this for dinner with the Bosphorus lapping almost at your feet, the suspension bridge dominating... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

In additional to the tasty local dishes, efficient service and friendly staff, Feriye offers a most beautiful setting for a memorable meal. Make sure to be seated outside facing the bridge & you won't be disappointed.

Thank Jennifer C
Wantage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I ate here with colleagues on business in July. I was looking forward to eating outside with great views of the Bosphorus Bridge connecting the Europe and Asia continents together. Unfortunately the rest of the experience did not keep up. Maybe we were unlucky, but it took far to long to get a drink and then even longer to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ciragan Cad. No:40 Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul 80700, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighborhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 227 2216

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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