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Imbat Restaurant

#55 of 12,206 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
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank BrigidaD2013
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Brescia, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Stylish restaurant on top of Orient Express hotel. Artistic presentation of dishes, good choice of recipes. Thanks to the nice waiter mr Mehmet.

1 Thank manu59_11
West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Food is excellent. Service is excellent. We ate there twice, once for lunch two days later had dinner. When I mentioned to thewaiter that it was Mother's Day back home in the US, they compt us a free dessert even wanted to serve us tea and coffee on the house. Will definitely go back.

1 Thank Chrystyna6775
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice view day and night. Had a sallad for lunch a couple of times. Nicely served including a small starter of hummus and bread. Had an evening meal. Very nicely served and well prepared. A salsa like sallad with a grilled fish was a bit tame ... would have benefitted from a bit of courage from the cook, lemon, oil... More 

Thank Hugo Hvid S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Awestruck by the wonderful views overlooking the Bosphorus. Impeccably clean restaurant and freindly staff. Slightly more expensive than other restaurants we went too (but still a lot cheaper than home) Had a beautiful meal and amazing service :-)

Thank Joanne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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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