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Banyan

#201 of 12,204 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Besiktas
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Fescizade Binasi 3/2 Ortakoy Salhanesi Sok, Istanbul, Turkey
902122599060
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I visit Istanbul, Banyan seems to be my go-to choice in Ortakoy. With great views, ambience and delightful menu, it's hard to beat. Everything on the menu is excellent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Food was just ok, for the quality you get its definitely overpriced as we expected much more given the reviews online. Wouldn't visit again

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

View is amazing. The cocktails are about average. Meal is vert delicious. BUT the restaurant is very overpriced. You can prefer Zuma İstinyepark even it is cheaper than Banyan.

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit . Sat at bar Saturday night a week before. No excuse this time for the lack of service as it was empty .Great setting and I was looking forward to the food after several nights of Ramadan feasts. I was not offered a table but the bar here has a great view. OK they must... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My favourite place in Istanbul. Good service; nice cocktails; cool music and the best view ever... The food was delicious too.

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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

It's a wonderful view with a very tasty international classy food with a selective type of wine I have been there for the second time and it was enjoyable and comfortable place

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant, with its glass walls, has spectacular views over the Bosphorus, the beautiful Ortakoy Mosque and the lights and palaces on the Asian side of Istanbul. Unfortunately this fabulous location is completely let down by less than average food and indifferent service. My recommendation would be to have a cocktail at the bar (situated at the far end of... More 

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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This bar and restaurant has, in my opinion, the best view on the Ortaköy waterfront of the Bosphorus, the Bosphorus Bridge, the beautiful Ortaköy Mosque (Büyük Mecidiye Camii), the lights on the Asian side and the strait traffic. Sunset is simply stunning and as the night comes so do the city, bridge and boat lights adding a magical quality to... More 

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Berlin
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a huge favor and go to the bar at the Banyan for an incredible sunset view! It's gorgeous. The bar tender makes incredible cocktails- we had one with basil, and another made from a fresh honeydew melon that was outstanding. Excellent place. International crowd. Outstanding view.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Hahahahah….this is a very strange restaurant, my wife heard about it, and she told me that it offers nice Thai food. We tried due to it was in front our hotel. Anyway, the setting is very nice exposed to the Biospheres view . Only bar is very small, and directly to the sea. The food quality is good, the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $55
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Thai, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fescizade Binasi 3/2 Ortakoy Salhanesi Sok, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighborhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 902122599060
Description
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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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
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 frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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