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#97 of 5,450 Turkish in Istanbul
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there based on ratings. The only good thing about this place is a gorgeous view from the terrace. The terrace itself has an unkept look to it. There are pots with weathered plants around, the glass fencing is dirty. An omelette was undercooked....Their tea tasted weird. Definitely, not the kind of Turkish good tea I drank at other places.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed February 12, 2024 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tasty large breakfasts. Straightforward place with very friendly service. Also lots of beautiful rugs available to browse/buy downstairs. Excellent location near Blue Mosque.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 10, 2023

wow beautiful place to eat and seeing the most popular tourist spots here on istanbul turkey come and check it out

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 7, 2023

This spot was great! The food was delicious and the view from the rooftop is beautiful! Our server was very helpful and quick!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 11, 2023 via mobile

Impossible not to start with the view: in one glance you have both, the blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in front of you. The Bosphorus behind you. But it’s not all. The service was really good and quick, and the food is also good. Price...more then fair. In comparison to other rooftop restaurants in the area, this one seems less fancy, but at the same time more authentic. I recommend this place absolutely!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 4, 2023 via mobile

Nice views, generally ok food and prices but beware they may try to add drinks (or other items) to your bill, that either didn’t exist or were included as part of the breakfast package and they decided to charge them separately. Worth a visit for...the view however it is worth being alert at the time of the bill.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 3, 2023 via mobile

This place has the incredible advantage of a nice terrace with an outstabding view to the Bosforo and Adian side of istanbuk and at the same time at the back the view. Of santa sofia and blue mosques. The food is good enough especially the...lamb and the sort of pancakes. The coffee is great. The serving time is really longMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 2, 2023 via mobile

I enjoyed a delicious lunch of hummus and grilled chicken salad but an even better view. Friendly and outgoing staff who made we feel welcomed to their restaurant. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 7, 2023 via mobile

We took the turkish breakfast for 2 and it was more than enough, affordable and delicious. Attentive service and the view is incredible.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 18, 2023 via mobile

Fabulous cafe/ restaurant off the Main Street in Sultanahmet. Lovely food, fabulous service and great views. We had the traditional breakfast for 2. Ample food and delicious

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 13, 2023 via mobile

We very much enjoyed this delightful family restaurant. We had a great breakfast there which was so good we decided that we would come back for dinner the following evening. The owner treated us very well and our meals exceeded our expectations. It is situated...on the top floors of a building and provides a great view of the Bosporus and the two main mosques of Istanbul.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 5, 2023

It was wonderful experience in Sultanahmet. I like these traditional Turkish lunch. Stuff is friendly and nice. I recommend it

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 4, 2023

We went on the recommendation of a friend..with a really perfect view. We liked the food very much. The employees became good friends.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 1, 2023 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for the traditional Turkish breakfast which was amazing. Additionally the owner offered us complementary drinks and tea which made a good impression. Also the owner is a very nice and genuine person who knows English well and can give advices about...the city and surroundings. The view from the rooftop made the experience even better. We would totally recommend it!!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 9, 2023 via mobile

Been there on 9 March 2023. Just gone there because of others' good reviews. We ordered lamb and chicken shish (kebab). First, no free complement starter like lavash bread and some yoghurt/olives/vegetable chutney was offered, which you normally get in any other half decent place....For 20 minutes we were waiting with empty plates, which felt really awkward. When mains were served, there was virtually no salad, just one table spoon of chopped onion and red marinated cabbage. So, only 2 salads out of 3 on the picture from menu. Also, on the picture you can see 8 cubes of mean, but we got 6 smaller ones that you would normally expect. Chicken was passable, but really cheap fatty meat from tights, not cuts from breast fille. Lamb was burnt badly and was also cut from cheap part full sinew, which was difficult to cut. We complained on lamb quality and they offered to make it again. After 15 minutes wait lamb arrived, but I had to eat chicken without waiting for my wife's lamb, as chicken would otherwise get cold. Midway we realised that something is missing, and it was that they served no bulgur. We asked for it, and they brought rice instead, pretending it's what we ordered. When we said it's not a bulgur, they tried to cheat and say that "not white rice" has finished. New lamb was essentially same bad quality meat with only exception that it wasn't burnt down and was not as dry as previous bad batch. When we done with food, bulgur magically arrived, even though just 10 minutes ago it was "finished". So, we had to eat bulgur alone, and it was spicy, and felt really bad without anything else. At least, they managed to source some yoghurt after asking for it, and served warm lavash on their own. Mind that all other good reviews left are for breakfast and great view from terace not for mains food. Also, they don't even bother to stay open at night, just open during the day, which is also a sign of really poor quality, so they can't even lure customers to dinner with them. The only reason they get 2 out of 5, is because there was power cut in the area, an they say kitchen was dark. However, this doesn't excuse them for poor quality meat, small salads, lack of starter or missing bulgur. Moreover, they tried to cheat at the end, seeing that we are extremely dissatisfied and trying to pay and leave as soon as possible, and sneaked extra 100 lira into the bill, hiding it in one of the mains cost. Save your time, just pass it by. Let them shut down quicker and stop prey on future unlucky customers.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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