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Imbat Restaurant

#26 of 11,372 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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 1748
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  • 590
    Very good
  • 154
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Good food and views, but neither spectacular

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
DilmunDragon
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Manama, Bahrain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Manama, Bahrain
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Amazing views of bosphorus. Good food. On the fancy side. Seemed to be the turkish version of noveau. Near the gulhane tram spot.

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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

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?