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“Not only the view”

Konyali Lokantasi Topkapi Palace
Ranked #469 of 13,393 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Moscow
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276 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Not only the view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Konyali is a natural choice for a hungry and tired tourist, spending hours at Topkapi. But, it is not just a “tourist trap”. The view is among the best in the city. We also liked the food and the service. That all comes at a price, but it will not blow your budget. There is a self-service section with more affordable prices.

  • Visited November 2012
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Burlington, Canada
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89 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Probably the best site in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Be sure to visit the Harem - well worth the extra admission. Allow 3-4 hours. There is a lot to cover and many exhibits

Visited October 2012
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Savona, Italy
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456 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Pricey... But unique”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

If you visit Istanbul, you can't miss the Topkapi palace and Konyali is the only place available for food and drinks... But you'll be happy to pay 80 lira for just kebab&drink, plus the incredible view on 2 continents !!!

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Thank Vecchio59
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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Touristy but right at the palace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is a very popular eatery at Topkapi Palace, we reserved a table which was fortunate as the restaurant was full. The food was nice and although the service was a little slow, the wait staff were friendly. There was a huge queue to use the ladies bathroom. Eating here enabled us to have a full day exploring the palace and a chance to rest our aching feet.

  • Visited September 2012
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
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“Good food and a wonderful view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We ate in the Restaurant...the food was good. Excellent lamb chops and a delicious rice pudding Service discreetly efficient, when I dropped sauce on my shirt front ( ! ) a waiter appeared silently and proffered a wet wipe...
The views are superb, across the Bosphorus to hills shimmering in a heat haze.
Recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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