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“One of the nicest in Istanbul”
Review of Topaz

Topaz
Ranked #70 of 13,815 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Topaz is one of my most favourite restaurants in Istanbul! It is very well located with a great view of the Bosphorus and away from noise. It is especially beautiful at night when the Bosphorus bridge is lit up. Quite a romantic setting though there are always many business people dining there. The menu is very satisfying and the wine list is excellent! I love the staff and their attitude. Always smiling, always kind with perfectly spoken English :)

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1  Thank Mirella S
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Fabulous meal on an excellent table over looking the Bosphorous.

Great, attentive and warm staff

Wonderful food - interesting take on the tradditional cuisine.

Very special dining experience.

Great price for the type of restaurant that this is!

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1  Thank Gemma M
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Have been severla times the food is great the view too howeverthe prices seem to be a little bit on the high side. Mind you it is busy in the evening it is a stones throw from Taksim square.

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Thank Adrian186338
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Beautiful and quiet restaurant with a magnificent view of the Bosphorus and the lighted bridge at night. Romantic setting with unobtrusive soothing decor. Tables are well spaced to give a certain degree of privacy to permit dinner conversation. The table cloth were impeccably white and well groomed. The service was great, courteous and knew exactly what to do at the proper time.
Unfortunately the much taunted food was not at par with the setting and service.
Ordered Ottoman dishes such as grape leaves in sour cherry; the grape leaves wrapping texture were just right but the filling was bland and tasteless, saved a bit somewhat by the cherry sauce. The other guest first course of stuffed cheese filas fared better.
Second course, again Ottoman, named Sultan Kebabs was below average, the beef was chewy and just warm, again without taste; afraid to say that had better beef kebabs at street stands. The other guest ordered a veal steak which was simple but good. Desserts were OK.
Overall just average food but with a stiff price ticket, an average of $100/person without wine. The wine list was good but again very high priced, even for average wines.
In summary a beautiful, very expensive restaurant to enjoy a quiet dinner but do not expect great food.

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1  Thank Kh445
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Wonderful view over the bosphorus, a delightful menu, professional service and excellent food - without doubt one of the best restaurants in Istanbul.

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1  Thank seanyg
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