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“View is top, service is flop” 1 of 5 stars
Review of balkon

balkon
asmalImescit, Istanbul, Turkey (New City / Taksim)
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Ranked #2,410 of 11,471 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: New City / Taksim
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“View is top, service is flop”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We went to bar on two days to have a beer. Because we were only two people, service staff suddenly marked tables as reserved and didn't offer an alternative. Better choose a cheaper and friendlier roof top bar.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Chelmsford, Essex
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great place for a beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Not sure about food, but the views are amazing and it's a great place for a beer, or several. Really buzzing when I've been...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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268 reviews 268 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Great Turkish atmosphere, always come here with my local friends.
Fntastic to enjoy some drinks with friends with nice view

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“güzel teraslardan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

it is one of the few bars/restaurants with great view which is open on Sunday evening. Pizzas are especially good. I can also recommend Balkon Kofte, meatballs with eggplant sauce and yoghurt. Lynchburg Lemonade is one of my fave drinks. Its view from the top all over the Golden Horn is amazing by the way.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing view of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We've stopped in here several times for drinks with a view over multiple trips to Istanbul. The view is great day or night. It seems to be frequented by locals and off the tourist path. Unfortunately, the service during our last visit was less than friendly. Hopefully this was a one time thing as we'd like to go back to visit this off the beaten path roof top.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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