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“lovely meal and great service”

Oceans 7 Restaurant
Ranked #405 of 13,538 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely meal and great service”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had passed this restaurant on several occasions on our way out sightseeing and the guy outside always asked us in but never in a pushy way so on our last day we promised to return in the evening. We were not disappointed food was great and the service was brilliant. We were given complimentary bread and dips to start and a huge platter of fruit at the end of the meal. We all chose something different and no-one was disappointed. Staff very attentive and jovial and it made a great ending to our holiday.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank ann h
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, terrace with view and good food!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We ate here twice, the staff remembering us and providing a memorable dining experience for us.
The service was good and staff fun and friendly. We ate once on the terrace with views over the sea and then at the front ground floor with street views. Both time we all had tasty fresh cooked meals, the menu offered plenty of choices.
The hot fresh bread was so delicious!
Well recommended!!!!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Holidaygypsy
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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Mid-priced restaurant with sea-view terrace”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

A couple blocks south of Hagia Sophia. Restaurant has seating for about 30 people each on several levels: street level, terrace, upper terrace, and one or two levels in between. Terraces are open, and have view east over the Bosporous straight to the Asian side of Istanbul. Great for viewing full moon rising. Gracious and jovial servers. Very good food.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Walk_in_Beauty
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good service , good selection of menu”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We are several times in this restaurant, the kebob was ok,the fresh bread and minted yogurt was awesome. The lamb stew( kudzu Guvec) with eggplant , onion, peppers was great but tge beef stew was though.
Mixed kebob platter was flatbed at the table for 70 lira $49 for two, sidewalk seating is great if you like to breathe the smoke from the cigarette smokers.

Visited May 2013
Thank david k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Such a shame, service makes this a no go”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

THE GOOD: Sea view
THE UGLY: Aweful service

We turned up at Oceans 7 at 8, when the restaurant was 3/4 full. Oceans 7 had so much potential, ıt boasts a sea view terrace and a wide menu selection of Turkish and Ottoman dishes but this was all completely let down by the service. You would think after being open for 15 years they would have the service nailed. The speed of service was poor, I don't mind waiting a reasonable amount of time in lovely settings but it took 30mins to take the order, a further 20 for the drinks to turn up and so on... After waiting over a hour for the starters to turn up one of the brothers / waiters decided to speed things up and brought the mains within 5 mins of our starters. Our plates with our starters still on were promptly removed and replaced with the main. We finally negotiated to have our starters returned and just have everything together. Then I understood why they were so keen to get the mains to us, it was all luke warm / cold. It took a further 20mins & 2 attempts to get the bill, eventually paying at the till. A huge shame, this was our worst experience in Istanbul.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank London_Calling_Today
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