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“excellent”
Review of Aqua

Aqua
Ranked #200 of 14,475 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Besiktas
Description: Overlooking the Bosphorus, Aqua showcases fine Mediterranean cuisine, with Italian and Turkish specialties and signature dishes that feature fish and lamb. A breakfast buffet features international offerings, while lunch and dinner offer an à la carte menu accompanied by an exceptional range of fine wines. A children's menu is available.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Excellent location on Bosphorus !
Very good food although the menu is limited .
Staff proved efficient and helpful

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The food here is good but not spectacular. If you are in Istanbul I would recommend eating Turkish cuisine as it is delicious. The food at the Four Seasons has a strong Italian influence which is lovely, but when in Turkey, I say eat Turkish. The best part of Aqua is the incredible view of the bosphorus, but you don't need to eat here to get the view. I would suggest going for a drink and eating elsewhere unless you are craving Italian. Then, this is for you, but don't expect large portions and expect high prices.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This restaurant, The Aqua, is up there with the very best. The whole experience was absolutely fantastic, from the moment we arrived, until we left some hours later. The staff were very attentive, charming and helpful but not overpowering. The Italian Chef produced contemporary Italian cuisine with Mediterranean and Turkish highlights and have to admit that we changed our minds many times as the selection of the Dinner menu was mouth-watering.
The presentation and quality of the food served was outstanding. The Turkish wines recommended by our enthusiastic waiter were phenomenally good. With a picturesque terrace overlooking the Bosphorus, the Aqua restaurant has to be one of the best. The tip is get there early around 7.30pm and book a table on the water’s edge and you will have a memorable and unforgettable dining experience.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

I am regularly visiting Istanbul one or two times a year.This time it was during Ramadan,and some of the Restaurants have a Ramadan Buffet after the sun gets down.Here in the Aqua Restaurant in the Four Seasons on the Bosporus it was an unbeliefeable dinner.The starters buffet was all the turkish specialities you can get,the main dishes was everything from the special vegetarian dishes,to meat,chicken,fish,seafood,kebab everything you can guess,and the sweets were a buffet 10 meters or so,looking like a turkish pastry and sweet shop,from milk rice to dates,a lot of fruits,all the turkish delights,all with the best quality.The only thing to mention is,after that feast my sleep was short and my trip next summer will be planned for Ramadan.Forgot to to mention the perfect service.

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