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Muallim Naci Cad. Salhane Sok. No: 3 | Besiktas, Ortakoy Iskele Yani, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 259 90 60
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (13 reviews)
“mixed satay” (3 reviews)
“green curry” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Muallim Naci Cad. Salhane Sok. No: 3 | Besiktas, Ortakoy Iskele Yani, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is a fantastic place to have some awesome cocktails and a stunning view of the Bosphorus. Staff are attentive and food is wonderful - we had the mixed satay and all the different meats tasted fantastic. Place has a great vibe - will...More

Thank Tasha J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice open roof top restaurant overlooking bosphorous and the EurAsian bridge. right on the seafront. excellent for people watching. Pity the bar takes out the front of the viewing area. food was excellent - octopus carpaccio was very good, although a little tough. beef short...More

Thank Clon04
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

I would have rated this 5 stars if it was a Turkish restaurant. Shame that the best view in Istanbul is Japanese cuisine. I had the Sake marinated filet which was excellent but the tuna tartare appetizer fell really short (definitely not fresh). Loved the...More

Thank W6Raven
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Place located just on the water, right by Ortaköy Camii big mosque, I the charming Ortaköy area which is one of my favourite in town. And that is probably the best highlight of the place because the food as not more than average. The waiters...More

Thank Erez E
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Went there with wife and kids a Thursday evening. Friendly staff and a decent menu. The view is unbeatable and it really doesn't matter if you have a window table. Don expect Michelin class food but there is something for everyone. A little expensive but...More

Thank Lars S
Reviewed May 3, 2018

so neat and classy. respectful place. we reserved a table for two. the food was delecious, but we didnt like the sushi platter,, anyway it is not a japanese restaurant though. the waiter was helpful, and the most beautiful thing is that u can enjoy...More

Thank Ali S
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Lovely find in Istanbul. The prices are certainly different to every other place in Istanbul however it’s still not overly expensive. It was about £35 for one cocktail and 3 Vodkas with a mixer. This place is a restaurant but we only had drinks at...More

Thank Ripperz1988
Reviewed April 25, 2018

I was in Istanbul for the first time with my family and friends. This restaurant has an amazing view and the food was excellent. There was a good variety of food for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The service was good and it was slightly priced...More

Thank MeenaN_68
Reviewed March 2, 2018

The atmosphere was very buzzy on the Friday eve we visited. There was no room at the terrace bar which looked great, especially for small groups. But we were seated with a stunning view of the Bosphorus Bridge. The menu was enticing and as a...More

Thank Ali_fleet56
Reviewed February 15, 2018

I have been going to Banyan since 2013 and was pleasantly surprised by recent renovations which have expanded the toilets and lobby area. But it ends there. Took some guests and this was the experience: - drinks are overpriced and misrepresented (which is common in...More

Thank Asiaishome
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $55
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muallim Naci Cad. Salhane Sok. No: 3 | Besiktas, Ortakoy Iskele Yani, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighborhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 259 90 60
  • E-mail
Banyan, the ultimate gourmet Asian fusion cuisine pioneer in İstanbul offers you an 'eating experience'. Banyan is a story of love and passion for food, for exotic tastes, for sharing. Our slogan for 'food for the soul' reflects our philosophy that cooking is an art, food should appeal to all your senses and enrich you. World tastes are creatively blended with Asian spices to create uniquely delicious recipes. Banyan located in Ortaköy is on the top floor of a historic building in one of the most popular touristic sites in the city center, with breathtaking view overlooking the Bosphorus and the famous 'Bosphorus Bridge' connecting Asian and European continents. "Ficus Benjamina" - B
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