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“2 star for food, 5 star for view” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Banyan

Banyan
Fescizade Binasi 3/2 Ortakoy Salhanesi Sok, Istanbul, Turkey (Beşiktaş)
902122599060
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Ranked #208 of 10,932 restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Beşiktaş
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“2 star for food, 5 star for view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Ate at the bar to get the closest view to the water- absolutely beautiful restaurant but if you are used to good quality Asian food (which I am, coming from San Francisco), the food is mediocre. Portions are huge but something about the execution and spicing just was off. The ambiance makes up for things but you are paying for the view not the food.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Crofton, Maryland, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I love the food and the view of Bosphorus at his roof top. Cocktails are very good also. Great value compared to over-priced locations along the Bosphorus.

  • Visited August 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice place with a great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We went to Banyan and were very pleased with the total package. Standing in front of the door would not make you go in but once on the upper level you discover the atmosphere that makes this place worthwile. The view on the Bosphorus and bridge are simply amazing. I would recommend it to people of all ages who like a trendy place with good food and correct prices.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent view - great food. Fun bar overlooking the Bosphorus!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

What a night. Rooftop dining in the midst of this very cool neighborhood. It's off the beaten path but what a find.
Many locals dining there -
The food is VERY good!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Ticks all the boxes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Have eaten at the best of restaurants in Australia & Europe, Banyan is in my top 5! Amazing food, wine, service and view, there was nothing to flaw. Will certainly return to to thus venue and recommend it highly to all!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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