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Bridge Restaurant

#273 of 11,824 Restaurants in Istanbul
#301 of 12,129 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
European, Turkish
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Nakkastepe Yolu Baba Nakkas Sok. No:62 Baglarbasi, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    5 of 5 stars
Great views and food

Enjoyed a very nice meal here with colleagues whilst on business in Istanbul. This was my first trip to Turkey and I enjoyed both the food and the view. I look forward to returning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very nice meal here with colleagues whilst on business in Istanbul. This was my first trip to Turkey and I enjoyed both the food and the view. I look forward to returning.

Thank deltagolf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

really delicious food. we had a marvelous iftar. a well managed rest with smiling and willing staff.

Thank scutari
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

on a hill over the bosphorus it has a perfect view of the bridge. It is a very formal and elegant restaurant with waiters all over you. And given the fact that everyone wants to be close to the window you end up sitting too close to other tables while the rest of the restaurant stays empty. The food is... More 

Thank Nicosne
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I consider myself lucky that on my short visit to Istanbul, that we ate here overlooking the Bosphorus. Service was superb, food and wine was fresh and delicious. We got here a little late but it was still great and no hint of rushing us. The view at night of the Box hours was beautiful and iconic. Try this place,... More 

Thank Kevin F
Hong Kong, China
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133 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were lucky to get a table towards the end with the best view of the bridge. Wonderful ambience, excellent service, great food, fantastic/reasonable prices! We had the mezze platter and their popular lamb chops. Both great. And the baklava was probably the best we've ever had!

1 Thank MushPanjwani
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Apart from the gun fire coming from the military academy next door (a little unnerving at first) - this is a nice place to sit and admire the views From a food standpoint, the calamar were over salted though the lamb was very tender and nicely cooked - perhaps I was a bit harsh with my score because if the... More 

1 Thank Nigel C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was in Istanbul with with my girlfriend. I decided to take her to bridge restaurant because of the view. I made a reservation, and told the person who toke the call that it was a special occasion, and I needed to book a place in the restaurant, and I was assured by him it was made. Once, we reached... More 

3 Thank Alee1982
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Nice place to see bosphorus and first bridge. Service is perfect, delicious foods. There os only a negative point during our meal, it was lack of music

Thank SAydin34
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food was excellent, very special Turkish appetizers all with the exact taste that should have. I visited the place for a business dinner and find the place very special with a beautiful view of Bosphorus and Bridge. It was very quite that night and we had an enjoying dinner. I don't have any idea about the prices by the... More 

Thank Gulsenist
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant - you have to go at night to get the view across the bosphorous. All the bridges are lit up and it is stunning. Be sure to ask for a window seat. Lovely food too. Definitely will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nakkastepe Yolu Baba Nakkas Sok. No:62 Baglarbasi, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Uskudar
  • Neighborhood: Uskudar
  • Phone Number: 3919585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view


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Neighborhood Profile
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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