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Imbat Restaurant

#24 of 11,317 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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  • 26
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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
Most recent review
Tasty food with an excellent view

The menu is not huge, but has a good variety of interesting and tasty dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients and served with a specific attention to the design. The waiters are professional, attentive but never too intrusive. The view is great, also if you get a table inside (which is always the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Milan, Italy
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Milan, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The menu is not huge, but has a good variety of interesting and tasty dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients and served with a specific attention to the design. The waiters are professional, attentive but never too intrusive. The view is great, also if you get a table inside (which is always the case if you go there before spring). In... More 

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East Midlands
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Superb rooftop view of the Golden Horn (when booking, ask for table near window); delicious food, beautifully presented; attentive but not intrusive waiters. And to round it off, very reasonable bill for the quality of food and service.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Exceptional quality of food and service, combined with great views. You need to book but you can see why, it's quite a small intimate place. The food was great and really well presented. My wife is vegetarian and I'm not and still plenty of choice for both of us. Price was very reasonable for quality and setting. The biggest standout... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was of excellent quality and freshly prepared and so beautifully presented, also there was a good choice of wines.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So many restaurants in Istanbul serve a standard menu with only a few variations. It is always good to find one that stands out from the crowd. Imbat does just that. It has a top floor location with excellent views along with an imaginative menu and high quality food. It's costs more than the average but it is well worth... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nice staff, great food (try lamb meat). Reservation is recommended and the view over the city is spectacular.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We showed up here one night without reservations and were seated immediately at the only open table. The food was fantastic and memorable, and the wine list is extensive and reasonable with plenty of quality Turkish wines. Reservations are a good idea, as we saw a number of people turned away at the door. The views over the city make... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you are looking for a local dining experience, Imbat is an OK choice. Not unforgetable in food or ambience, but clean with good service. We were a group of 17 people and they only served a set menu for such a large group. Service was very well orchestrated and it took less than 2 hours from start to finish.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were referred to this restaurant by a friend who visited Turkey last year. The view from the rooftop is amazing, and the food was better than most restaurants in Istambul. The price was reasonable for the service, and quality of the food. The waiters were funny and really helpful when it came down to choose amongst the many plates... More 

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Noosaville, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

great view over the Horn and off to Fenerbache good food good atmosphere make sure you book helpful friendly staff knew their menu very pleasurable experience

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?