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“The perfect place to be!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Muzedechanga

Muzedechanga
Sakip Sabanci Caddesi #42 | Emirgan, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #462 of 11,078 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Athens, Greece
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The perfect place to be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Amazing food! Best sea-bass I've ever had!
Perfect location with the amazing view of the Boshporus!
Excellent service!
A bit overpriced, but worth it!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Fusion cuisine that works!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I decided to go to this restaurant based on a recommendation in the Wallpaper* Istanbul city guide. I was slightly concerned as, from experience, some of the recommendations in that publication emphasise form over substance.

I needn't have worried.

The restaurant is situated in a glass cube attached to the museum, which overlooks really lovely gardens and, of course, the Bosphorus. The interior of the restaurant is also particularly impressive (by Autoban) with a heavy emphasis on retro/Danish furnishings and lamps.

The food was just as good as the view. Although I was a little disappointed that a tasting menu/degustation option wasn't available (as it is at Changa), you can create one of these yourself with the entree/starters (albeit at considerable expense). Extremely accomplished interpretations of Turkish classics, such as sucuk, abound.

Well worth the (lengthy) trip up the Bosphorus.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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istanbul
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Probably the best in istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Ambiance and service is excellent, you get the best service for the best meals! You need to try their coctails before to start. Try to reserve before 3 days for specially saturdays in order to have a table with a view

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York, NY
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot near the Bosphorus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Located in a lovely and modern outdoor space on the grounds of a museum, we ate wonderful food here. Visitors to Istanbul be forewarned, however - it is a long taxi ride from the central districts of the city, so plan accordingly when setting out. If you're staying at one of the hotels up the Bosphorus a ways like the Four Seasons, it won't be so bad. Still, we loved it and thought it was worth the trip.

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“Wonderful food with an unforgettable setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We combined a trip up the Bosphorous in a water taxi and a visit to the museum with our dinner at Muzedechanga, and I recommend the same if you can manage it. In the summer the museum is open until 10:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and when we were there it was the last week for an outstanding exhibit of Rembrandt other Dutch Masters on loan from the Netherlands. The museum is really impressive; the galleries are excellent and really well- designed (underground) and the former palace is beautifully preserved and showcases their permanent collection. So after wandering through the museum and the beautiful gardens, head to the restaurant at sunset and get a table on the terrace (overlooking the Bosphorous) for the best ambiance in all of Istanbul, as well as quite possibly the best dinner.

The service was excellent, totally professional; the food was beautifully prepared and presented, and the meal well-paced. The octopus is phenomenal! We enjoyed every dish, as well as our cocktails (a more creative selection than most restaurants in Istanbul) and it was only dessert that brought a small disappointment, as we were slightly underwhelmed with each, compared to the level of the rest of the meal.

Whether the restaurant is worth the hassle and time of getting there, depends on your needs. Beware that on a weekend, we were warned it can take up to several hours if you take the coast road; the water taxi took 30 minutes from Sultanahmet and dropped us at the wharf in Emirgan, less than 5 minutes walk to the museum entrance. That's why making it part of a whole outing - to view the museum, take in the atmosphere of Emirgan on a late summer afternoon, and a water trip on the Bosphorous - really worked for us. We returned by way of the highway, which also took about 30 minutes and cost about 50 lira (water taxi was a much cherished splurge at 180 lira).

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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