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Imbat Restaurant

#31 of 11,445 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Turkish
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Hudavendigar Street No: 24 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 520 71 91
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12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 155
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  • 27
    Poor
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful celebration

We were fortunate to visit Imbat Restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel. What a find! It was our son's birthday and the restaurant surprised him with a beautiful cake and a gift. The meal was delicious and such good value with excellent service. The view is stunning and it was a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
carolinemck2015
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to visit Imbat Restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel. What a find! It was our son's birthday and the restaurant surprised him with a beautiful cake and a gift. The meal was delicious and such good value with excellent service. The view is stunning and it was a wonderful introduction to Istanbul for us. Highly recommended!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurante is lotated at the top of the Orient Express Hotel. It has a great view of the Bosphorus. The food ("mezes", main course and desserts) is awesome. Service is good too. Is deeply reccomended to make a reservation. The only thing I didn´t like so much was the rigid reservation hours (they have only 2 serving times by... More 

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London
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Imbat restaurant's immediate impression is its view, which is a panorama of the Golden Horn, the New District and the Bosphorus. We visited in early April; outdoors in summer would be charming. The food was not superlative but was nevertheless very good - meze tasted fresh, a fish stew was both light and warming and lamb/brisket kofte were subtly seasoned... More 

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imbatrestaurant, Yönetici at Imbat Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review we are very happy to read it. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Uysal Berrak More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I often heard turkish cuisine belonged to the most elaborate in the world, nearly giving japaneese or french dishes a run for their money in terms of elaboration and sophisitcation. Yet, most streets in the center of Istanbul were lined with tourist traps serving variation of kebab dishes and catering almost exclusively to tourists. Although keen to avoid these, I... More 

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imbatrestaurant, Yönetici at Imbat Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Max W, Thank you very much for your nice comment for Imbat Restaurant we are very happy to read your review. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Uysal Berrak More 

Manama, Bahrain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We chose the Imbat restaurant for our first night's dinner. Despite others insisting that it was critical to book early for either of the two nightly sittings (which we did), the restaurant was empty when we arrived, and less than half-full when we left. It's not the easiest to fin, situated atop a hotel on a busy street with links... More 

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imbatrestaurant, Yönetici at Imbat Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. We would like to invite you again. Best Regards, Uysal Berrak More 

Belgium
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Given the excellent reviews, we booked a table at this restaurant. The menu had pictures of the food which looked very unappealing. The food was below average (the Turkish mezze had stayed for a long time in the fridge as it was very cold and dry and the lamb very hard) and the restaurant old fashioned with bad music- not... More 

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imbatrestaurant, Yönetici at Imbat Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir/ Madam, Our customers always write excellent comments for our mezes however We were very dissapointed about your review because we never received this kind of review for our mezes when we read your review we were shocked.We are small and busy restaurant and we always serve fresh food in the restaurant. We would like to invite you again... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restaurant is great, it is more classy than others - not to say that the other restaurants aren't great - but this is at a different standard. If you are struggling to find it,it is on the top floor the Orient Express Hotel. Glorious views of Topkapi Palace from the terrace, it will be fantastic when the weather is... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Located on 7th floor, great night view on Bosphorus. Ideal romantic place, but you need to book table near window well in advance. Service is very friendly. Food is good, dinner per person w/o alcohol was ~45-60TL

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We spent an unforgettable evening in the restaurant with the best of view where my wife was surprised with a birthday treat. Great service, very good and tasty tradional food with a touch of the modern. Unfortunately the appetizer with the jumbo prawns was not available which was a little disappointing, but no big deal. We have recommended this restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant, food was totally amazing. As a Turkish tourist accompanied by friends from the UK the quality and standards were extremely high. The waiting staff were especially fantastic...very attentive and professional at all times in particular Mehmet was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. And as for the view....all I can say is....WOW. A must to visit when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hudavendigar Street No: 24 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 520 71 91

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?