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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
$25 - $55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Japanese, Asian, Fusion
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good restaurant not turkish at all: western europe styled, fusion food and above all prices for cocktails are the ones i usually see in Milan, meaning expensive! Anyway, the view on Bosphorus is amazing, then it’s a good place to enjoy Istanbul by night

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Diego Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view. Really pricey. Very very average to poor food. I dont mind paying a bit more for good food but it was not good. It's a beautiful venue but the food we all had was not very good. I had the sea bass which...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Joshkinnear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a really nice view. The waiters were very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank _D3404GW
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

So we randomly end up here and this is the best food I had so far in Istanbul. Ordered soup, salmon, chicken and dessert. Everything was great. Staff was nice and view was excellent. You must come here during sunset and sit for few hours...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Fahdmk
Reviewed February 16, 2019

This place probably has one of the finest views IN THE WORLD - and I'm NOT exaggerating! It's simply beyond any description! Astounding! This place is located in a chic lively part of coastal Bebek - a trendy nouveau riche enclave of Istanbul dotted with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 530nr
Reviewed January 3, 2019

All the appetizers and the main dishes we tried (sashimi, sushi, tempura, seared tuna, orange beef) were heavenly. The cocktails prepared by the bartender were extraordinary. The service was great and very professional. The views of the Bosphorus and the bridge as well as the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Hermes139298
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

It was very good food in this restaurant. The view to the sea and brige is amazing. The service was good as well. I reccomend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 782asmirk
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is really nice we arrived late few minutes before they close the kitchen still the waiter served us he was very friendly and professional, the food was delicious. Very nice atmosphere with breathtaking view on the Bosphorus

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lebanese123
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

That restaurant is facing the Sea directly which gives it a very nice view. The food was above the average. The service was good and fast. I find the plac a little bit dim and needs some more lights. We took a two level stair...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TravellerAhdi
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

For me the best place for a cool drink in Istanbul. Food is good too, and great to eat at the bar, I highly recommand :)))

Date of visit: November 2018
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