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“Great view and great food”
Review of Leb-i Derya

Leb-i Derya
Ranked #273 of 14,400 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed September 28, 2013

What a find...on top of an average hotel. Awesome views, lovely staff and pretty good food. The menu is a relief after constant kebabs and kofte. We were surprised at the number of soufflés on the menu. Living in Turkey you rarely see one so I ordered the beef carpaccio which was great except for the soufflé. It was actually unnecessary but it was more of a fondue. We then decided to ask if the waiter thought it looked ok to gauge the soufflé credibility. Yes he said so we explained what a soufflé should be so it went back to the kitchen. The next attempt was 50 50, part soufflé and part fondue. We gav up then as the cheese was pretty strong. My main was the lamb shish on eggplant risotto and it was to die for. I came another time for tea and had the tahini parfait with pomegranate sorbet.....fantastic. This is a gem of a place....just avoid the cheese soufflé.

Thank maxtedandlily
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

You would have never guessed such a place exists when you are walking on the busy and touristy Istiklal Cadessi. Tranquil and trendy atmosphere. Great Turkish wine. The food was very good too. Waiter was very attentive and patient with our group.
The view across the Bosphorus to die for.
Highly recommended.

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Thank Lee L
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had a lovely table overlooking Istanbul. The food was modern Mediterranean and was a nice chamber from have traditional Mezze and other Turkish food. The service was friendly and quick but not too quick.

Thank Samrot
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was a really great experience, the restaurant is on the 6 th floor of the Richmond hotel and at night the view over the Bosporus is just breathtaking, the water lit up with ferries going backwards and forwards and all the palaces and mosques lit up. The food was good, genuine Turkish dishes with a range of flavours to tease you, what is that?.. Many dishes featuring egg plane and sis kebabs as expected. The service unobtrusive and professional.

The atmosphere was likely with a young crowd enjoying themselves. After the meal it is nice to just watch the city moving around below over a coffee. Expensive but worth it for a special night out.

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Thank AnnieH H
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

One of the most wonderful Bosforus view, one of the most elegant, romantic, relaxing restaurant in Istanbul where food is really oustanding (both turkish traditional dishes but also risotto and other cuisine). Here is where I've eat the best chocolate souffle ever.... nowhere I found it better!!

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Thank Robadler
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