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Imbat Restaurant

#53 of 12,281 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Huedavendigar Cad. No 24 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
+90 212 520 71 91
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing food, amazing views, amazing experience. Maybe the best place to dine in Istanbul. The whole atmosphere was just perfect, so much of the Istanbul feeling, as watching Bosphorus ferries rushing from Asia to Europe and back and seagulls circling round the Galata tower. Fine dining Ottoman inspired mediteranian cuisine, loved my shrimp starters and my lamb main, accompanied by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I've been in Istanbul for my last holiday and i had a chance to try some meals in IMBAT restaurant everything was good , the staff was super welcoming i enjoyed being there with the beautiful view from the Terasse i recommand it to every special person who's looking for special taste.

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Orient Express and Imbat is on the rooftop of the hotel. We ate 4 times during our 9 day stay and had a variety of different food - meze, salads, fish, prawn stew, calamari and desserts. They serve lovely friend calamari - tender with a crunchy crumb coating and both a tartare-like sauce and a cherry sauce... More 

Thank Aneesa P
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with affordable prices, you could get a drink maybe even tea or coffee. It's not crowded up there with a wonderful view of the Bosphor and the top kapi palace. You have to watch the sun set it is magnificent. Although it's not In front of the sea so you will not see the view as close as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Went during our vacation. Delicious meal and friendly service. I had a chicken and pilaf dish that was wonderful

Thank anna m
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed it!! Not just for their tasty food , but the staff is so incredibly friendly!! The service was fast, they didn't keep us waiting for long, and the view is so spectacular 👍🏻 totally recommend it

Thank Shahad_Alawwad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

we looked hard to find a rooftop restaurant that had good reviews for its food and this did not disappoint. A slight problem with overcooked salmon was more than offset by the quality of the rest of the food, the excellent service and sitting outside with a view of Topkapi as the sun set. We would recommend a visit.

Thank pete h
East Fremantle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We ate here on the recommendation of a friend. What a fabulous place. Situated on top of a hotel, it has magnificent views of the city. The food was excellent and the service terrific. Cannot praise this place enough. Unfortunately, we had the place to ourselves most of the time due to the downturn in people visiting Istanbul. Give it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Dinner here is one of the highlights of a visit here to Istanbul. Located on the roof of the Orient Express Hotel, it has one of the best views around. Throw in tasty food and a decent wine list and we were in heaven. You must try to get there for the sunset and be there when the lights come... More 

Thank SydneyCath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Dinner was very good , prices were reasonable, service was beyond excellent. My wife and daughters loved the food. View was very nice and overlooked the water. Mehmet and the other servers treated us very kindly and helped to create a comfortable atmosphere. Thank you to Mehmet and the crew (sorry I did not get the names), we left happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $35
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huedavendigar Cad. No 24 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 520 71 91

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Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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