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“Great atmosphere right next to the Bosphorous”
Review of Chilai

Chilai
Ranked #430 of 13,594 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Besiktas
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere right next to the Bosphorous”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a really nice place in Bebek right next to the Bosphorous. They have a nice bar and the restaurant is split into two locations, one is the "brasserie" on the ground floor where they have very good food at reasonable prices and with a great atmosphere. No booking here, and you may be unlucky and not be able to get a table right next to the water, but still a great place to entertain (and romantic). Secondly, there is the "posh" restaurant upstairs. Great food, more expensive and still great views, but for me I would always prefer to eat downstairs, even when entertaining for business, providing you can get a table by the water.
Valet parking (essential) is TL 20, and you can have a lovely walk by the water before / after your meal.

Visited August 2013
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Dubai
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Service service service”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

The location view setting and interior was very nice.... We were a group of four and ordered quite a few dishes some were better than others... I recommend the burgers and the ravioli. The experience was lousy because of the arrogant unfriendly treatment of both hostesses waiters and everyone in the front of house, restaurant had maximum of 15 covers. If they gave a little effort it would have made a huge difference to our experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Amazing location on the Bosphorus”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to spend an evening on the Bosphorus at bebek , the atmosphere is great above the sea , the musics are good selected . The bill is high a bit

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank DrArafat
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing place in Bebek”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

this is a great place. what a view, what a location. perfect for dinner or just a drink. not much to talk about - one of the best places in Istanbul.

  • Visited July 2013
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Beirut, Lebanon
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great place to be”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

i enjoy sitting on the deck facing the bosphore.amazing at night or morning you will always enjoy the view and the food is good as well

  • Visited August 2012
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