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$8 - $27
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide took us here because she said it was very good authentic Turkish food. Evidently lots of tour guides say this as about half the restaurant was tourists. The location is great with beautiful views. The food is good - a little more...expensive than other places but not outrageous. The service was good and they were attentive (albeit our tour guide kindly helped out in ordering and getting the waitstaff’s attention). Don’t think I would go back as so many places to try but do not regret going thereMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hamdi is an all time favorite. Great view and great food. Do make a reservation in advance! It is the perfect lunch stop after Grand Bazar and Spice Market must sees of Istanbul. Classic Turkish food at its best!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been the second time when I visited Hamdi and I can say that this place hold the quality. Actually, it has been holding it for many-many years, I am not sure, but over 30. You shouldn’t expect a Turkish atmosphere or an amazing...interior. This place is for eating, not seating. However, if you’re lucky, you can get a table with an stunning Bosporus view. If not, don’t worry, eat and enjoy. A little expensive, but definitely it is worth visiting and order a kebab with pistachios - yummy.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad service. They won’t take your order but after you paid they want you to leave right away. The place is just ok. Some tables have a view to the water some just a little bit. The food average, nothing special. Would recommend it!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 26, 2022

The food is good, but not the best. Location of the restaurant is pretty well. We have 2 friends who need vegetarian food that day, but seems they were totally forgoten. We had our main dish but their main dish didn't arrive. But we leave,...they urgently brought some vegetarian food which looks quickly prepared. And a little bit over fried. Not a very nice experience I will say.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2022

Returned to Hamdi after many years and it was just as good as ever! Fabulous grilled meats, the best kofti anywhere, very nice house wines, and a view that can't be beat, all at a great price!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 18, 2022

Saw this historic restaurant from the road on the way to the entrance of the Spice Market. Got a seat at the top floor, wonderful views and a wonderful lunch of typical Turkish food and drinks, great service. Great seats on the ground floor as...well for a coffee, sweets and to watch the world go by. Highly recommended if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant for many years. This will be my last visit. The staff here treat visitors differently depending on your appearance and gender. Not only were the staff thoughtless, but my plate and our glasses were dirty. İt's a shame. Customer...service today was poorMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022 via mobile

We had lunch at hamdi. The food was amazing and the top floor window table is wonderful to enjoy this very special food. The veg options are not many but the kebabs are really tasty. I was recommended this restaurant by my cousin and it...lived up to that expectation. Must visit this restaurant!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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HamdiRestaurants, Pazarlama at Hamdi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your experience. Looking forward to see you again at our restaurant.   Best regards,

Reviewed September 28, 2022 via mobile

Food was excellent .Highly recommended and price was very reasonable. We tried several plates and all of us enjoyed the meal and sire will visit next time.

Date of visit: September 2022
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HamdiRestaurants, Pazarlama at Hamdi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read that you had an excellent visit. It is always encouraging to learn that guests are satisfied with our service as it is what we strive for every day.
Thank you,

Reviewed September 28, 2022

Known as one of the best restaurant in Istambul, and really it is. Excellent food and an extraordinary view of the city. an excellent experience we recommend

Date of visit: September 2022
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HamdiRestaurants, Pazarlama at Hamdi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read that you had an excellent visit. It is always encouraging to learn that guests are satisfied with our service as it is what we strive for every day.
Thank you,

Reviewed September 26, 2022 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Istanbul , we had delicious food with great service and view, highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2022
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HamdiRestaurants, Pazarlama at Hamdi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback, and we hope to see you again soon for another magnifique experience with us.

Sincerely,

Reviewed September 23, 2022 via mobile

Best food expetience in Kostantinopole. The food impeccable service as well as it can be and the location so great. A must go

Date of visit: January 2022
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HamdiRestaurants, Pazarlama at Hamdi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback, and we hope to see you again soon for another magnifique experience with us.

Sincerely,

Reviewed September 14, 2022 via mobile

It was 8 evening, there was leaving and entering people, when we become inside my 4 years daughter stuck in the round turning door, then suddenly the welcoming man star yelling in roud way "full full full " ,I shucked because I never used to...be roud like this I just ask my wife that we have to leave we are not welcome, and that was not enough he turned to the next family and smiled to each other, literally destroyed my vacation. We are a respectful family like most families on this earth and deserve equal treatment i do not need to mention our degrees or our social level, because it should be the reference to treatment Any way this is my story with this restaurantMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

Good food. Nothing excellent... Good atmosphere, fair prices. Fresh food, good service, nice place and view. Good value for money

Date of visit: September 2022
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HamdiRestaurants, Pazarlama at Hamdi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear Guest, First and foremost, we would like to thank your kind interest shown.
We value all your feedbacks as they guide us, motivate and assist us to improve our service quality. We hope to see you again soon.

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Response from HamdiRestaurants | Property representative |
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from danielapetrescu | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't. This is not a fancy restaurant. :)
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Hello dear guest! You can make a reservation by calling 444 64 63 Greetings from İstanbul! Best regards,
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Hamdi Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4