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“Food was decent, service was poor, kitchen slow!”
Review of Leb-i Derya

Leb-i Derya
Ranked #648 of 13,594 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Vienna VA
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Food was decent, service was poor, kitchen slow!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

It has such potential...the view is terrific and when we got our food it was pretty good. Service was borderline and the kitchen remarkably slow -- which really killed the meal. The service has no appreciation for the slow kitchen and no interaction with the diners. It was more expensive the most of the Ocakbasis that you can eat a wonderful meal at. I wouldn't return - but maybe you'll get it on a good night.

Visited May 2013
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London
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not worth the price. You can find lots of other places offering better food,view and service for cheaper!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Pros: nice view, kind staff and good service. Wine was good too.

Cons: Having been to many restaurants in Istanbul as a Turkish-speaker, I can certainly say that this place is very expensive for what it is. Portions are small and the food is nice but nothing special.

On their website, the menu doesnt show the prices. Once you get there, you painfully realize the food is really expensive and the restaurant is much smaller than it looks on the website! The view is nice, but there are so many other restaurants that would offer the same (or even better) vıew and atmosphere for a lower bill.

Although it was not a bad experience, I would not go there again.

  • Visited May 2013
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unknown
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice view, not so nice staff and mediocre food.”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We dined at this restaurant tonight. Although the restaurant was almost empty we weren't allowed to sit by the window offering a few over the city. Prices are high and portions small. The view is excellent and worth the trip.

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Incredible view, very good food and delightful service”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Very welcoming service and attentive. Cocktails were reasonably priced, traditional and very enjoyable with view. Food was services quickly and delicious, recommend Bosphorous Kebab. Puddings good but mains delicious. Quite hard to find but view is well worth journey. Front of house helped us call taxi when hotel where less than helpful. A*

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The food here was amazing. The combination of flavors in everything from starters to entrees to desserts was truly different and delicious! Though pricey, I thought it was completely worth it. Cocktails were also an adventure with curious mixes and gold dusted mojitos. Service was great and the views of course were beautiful. Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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