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“Yes the view is great, but be ready for humiliation” 3 of 5 stars
Review of ZUMA restaurant

ZUMA restaurant
Salhane Sok. No: 7 Ortakoy, Istanbul, Turkey (Bosphorus)
+90 212 236 2296
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Ranked #258 of 11,048 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $75 - $150
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bosphorus
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Yes the view is great, but be ready for humiliation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Called Zuma for reservation and We were asked for two shifts either 7 to 9pm or from 9 to 11pm. We confirmed 7 pm dinner and arrived at exactly 7 pm. The restaurant was practically empty only two tables. Despite all places being empty we were seated at back table. Later we observed that all arriving tourists were asking the same question why cant we seat at good table? well I tell you the answer will be NO at all times. Those good tabels are given to few big tip payer locals who are favored by the manager. Thus dont expect a good seating! The food is not as good as it should be but the view can compensate if you are able to obtain good view seating.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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Istanbul, Turkey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great view, good food but very pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The title sums it up. If you are looking for a trendy place and an alternative to Turkish food, this is the place. There is a great view of the Bosphorus. The sushi are great as well as most other dishes. It is probably the best Japanese in Istanbul. The bar is also fun to have a drink. The only drawback is that it can be difficult to get a reservation sometimes and it is quite pricey. But not more pricey than other trendy restaurants.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Biella, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“For a lovely evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

What to say the place is amazing ,if you are turist is the place to be, if you live there it to eat something different.
Directly located on the bosfourous shore you can admire a wonderful view , boats are crossing al the time making that place magic.
Food nothing to say all dishes are at the top, even better that the sister restaurant in London. I suggest to have the tasting menu where it is included the black code fish dilicious.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Very nice place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Great Asian restaurant right at the Bosforus. Very trendy place. Much better than Zuma Restaurant in Miami.

Food with a lot of options. Fish very fresh. Amazing view to the Bosforus and the Ataturk bridge.

High prices!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
“One of the best Asian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Probably the best Asian fushion restaurant in Istanbul with a perfect view of Bosporus.
Black Code should be tasted..!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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