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“Great food. Great views.”
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Ranked #188 of 13,391 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Turkish, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food. Great views.”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went there for our final dinner in Istanbul and were not disappointed! The setting, service, the view from the rooftop is fantastic. The food was really good - best meal in Istanbul. It was Turkish, yet modern and creative. Coming from Melbourne (where new fantastic restaurants open every week), we were impressed. I would definitely come back. Every dish that we had was fantastic. The prices were very reasonable.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The view does it”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Someone told me this is ranked amongst the best rooftop restaurants in the world. From a view perspective I can do nothing but fully agree. Absolutely stunning view over the Bosporus and large parts of the city of Istanbul. The food - quite meaty rather upscale menu - is good but not extraordinarily. Had a good but for Turskish standards small shish, cannot remember the price as someone else picked up the tab. Service was a bit slow but friendly. If they can take food and service to a higher level, this one would qualify for 6 stars.

  • Visited September 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Incredible expérience”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Although hard to find, this restaurant is worth the trip. The food was incredible, the présentations were delightful and all in all a very good visit. The view from this roof top restaurant was worth the climb up the 6 or so flights of stairs.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Amazing views, food not spectacular. Just go for a drink”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The view across Beyoglu and the Bosphorus to Sultanahment is amazing. Be aware you have to work hard to find this place as it's on the top floor of a residential apartment block - but in a way this added to the fun of going.
We sat in the bar and watched the sun go down and the lights start twinkling across Istanbul - it was quite memorable. The service was average and we had to wait quite a while to be served. We had a couple of drinks and then some mezze share plates which were pretty unremarkable. The food in the restaurant is very expensive.
My recommendation is to just go for a drink and the view.

  • Visited October 2012
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“FANTASTIC!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great restaurant!
the view is amazing, you can appreciate all the Bosphorus.
Food is really good, not the beeeest I've had, but certainly the best meal I had in Istambul.

I recomend going at night, so you can se the lights of the city and the boats on the river.

It has a nice bar where you can drink something after dinner.

  • Visited October 2012
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