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“Turkish Food is Amazing & this is the Restaurant to visit !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Babylonia Garden Terrace Restaurant

Babylonia Garden Terrace Restaurant
Akbiyik Caddesi No:19, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 4608
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Ranked #12 of 11,074 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant has delighted both tourists’ and locals in the heart of historical Sultanahmet since 2003. Run by a family that has worked in the tourism industry for over 20 years. Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant offers traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine, as well as international favorites and a selection of fresh daily seafood dishes. During the summer, visitors
Shubenacadie, Canada
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“Turkish Food is Amazing & this is the Restaurant to visit !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Spent in total 12 days in Istanbul and ate here 8 times which speaks for itself ! It was totally by chance I came upon this restaurant the first night we arrived in Istanbul. The menu has multiple choices.The food is outstanding in flavor,portion size and presentation. The food is absolutely mouthwatering ! The service was exceptional by all waiters but Oktayy spoiled us the most. He is very attentive,friendly and hospitable, with silver service abilities. The waiters all have good comprehension of the English language. No one rushed your mealtime. The atmosphere is cozy. It is right by the street but this makes it interesting. There are blankets to keep you warm later in the evening.If it happens you have your birthday, the waiters have a special surprise ! The prices on the menu are very reasonable.Next visit to Istanbul, we will definitely return to this restaurant. Thank you for a great experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Foster City, California
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“OK restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was staying at the Esans hotel as recommended by tripadvisor. Babylonia restaurant was one of the restaurant recommended by the hotel concierge. I ordered a anatolian style chicken casserole with tomato and mushroom. I found the taste was passable but not as intense and tasty as I expected. It just happened that I dined in another restaurant Tria Elegance on the same street so that the difference is instantly felt. In addition, I am a bit miffed that this restaurant charges 7 lira for a large bottle of water (excessive) when Tria charges 4 lira.

Visited July 2014
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“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a good restaurant with pleasant, helpful service. Try the lamb....... and the puffed up pitta bread was epic! This restaurant has a great menu with lots of dishes to choose from. Prices are average, but not over the top!

Visited June 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“The perfect restaurant in Istanbul ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've been back and forth to Istanbul 3 times on my vacation this year. Everytime I come to this restaurant because it's so cozy, I'm always welcomed with smiles and laughs, I get silver service treatment for a very reasonable price, and you can try a Shisha if you want. Oktay is a server here who always wants to make you happy, is very entertaining, and will give you all the attention you desire. He's the best waiter I met. The food is always amazing, breakfast or dinner, and gives you choices of turkish dishes that will awaken your taste buds.

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“A little disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to this restaurant due to the good reviews. However I would say the restaurant is pretty average, especially as we were informed the roof top was not open this year. Sitting on the street was good for people watching, but not exactly what we were expecting.

Service was nice and the waiters were friendly, they even brought me a nice throw when it got cold. However the food itself was not impressive. The Mezze was ok, and the lamb in the clay pot to share (recommended by the waiter and trip advisor) was sadly very bland! The meat was tender (as it should be being slow cooked) but we honestly felt they had forgotten to add any seasoning or spices. I'm sure there are much better restaurants around if you want Turkish food.

Visited June 2014
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