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“Nice dinner by the water after a day on the Bosphorus ferry”

The House Cafe Ortakoy
Ranked #163 of 13,911 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Besiktas
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Our family, hot and hungry after a day on the Bosphorus ferry, had a nice supper at this cafe, enjoying the club sandwich, goat and lentil salad, quinoa and vegetable salad, and steamed salmon and couscous. Overall very tasty, if a bit overpriced. The quinoa salad was particularly creative, and the salmon was delicious. The minty lemonade was quite a sensation. Other patrons' smoking was irritating, but fortunately most of the smokers were up-wind. Service was adequate but nothing special, and it's easy to imagine that at a busier time the none-too-efficient waitstaff would be overwhelmed. All in all, probably a heck of a lot better choice than those overstuffed potatoes they sell nearby!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The house salads are creative, Rich, tasty and goes for a proper meal. The atmosphere is modern and if you dont mind sunshine you Can place your self right before the water hits the promenade.
We also visited the house cafe in Tunel, and everytime we went, we had a great time and good service.
We recommend the place for breakfast (spinach/goat-cheese omelet is a must!!) and lunch.

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Thank Nannakaad
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Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

One of the best café in Ortakoy, Istanbul. The food was great and the staff are very friendly. The location is great as you will enjoy the view of the Bosphorus. I personally enjoyed the desert menu. It was a collection of local and international sweets.
Don't miss it.

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Thank Alhodaithy
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Amazing location with Gourmet food quality yet the prices are normal average prices. We had few appetizers that were all great options such as the Lentils Falafel, Asian crispy Chicken, Fried Calamari & we had the mushroom pizza. In previous trips we tried a great salad that i don't think it's still on their menu (wheat berry salad).

I highly recommend this place in all its locations.

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Thank Aycel
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We had breakfast and returned for a dinner meal also. Staff were always friendly and attentive. Cocktails before dinner were fantastic. We also thoroughly enjoyed sitting right on the water's edge for the evening meal. A great atmosphere on the Friday night we ate, very busy, but this did not compromise service. The food is tasty, although I'd recommend choosing local cuisine here over more standard European meals (e.g. my steak was not as tasty as other cuisine). The zucchini fritters are a must have for a starter / appetiser.

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