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“Excellent Food with a Wonderful View” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hamdi Restaurant

Hamdi Restaurant
Ranked #128 of 13,373 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $0 - $43
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Grand Bazaar
KL
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Food with a Wonderful View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We had just completed our tour at Dolmabache palace and took the tram back to Eminonou. Hungry and tired, we decided to try out Hamdi Restaurant which is located just across the tram stop. We were not disappointed. We were a little late but the staffs entertained us anyway. We were spoilt for choice. Appetisers were served in tray trolleys where we got to choose what our appetite desires. I was very happy for the choice of the ala carte menu as we were travelling with fussy kids, so they had a wide range of choice for our family from kebabs to turkish pizza. In addition to that, since the reastaurant was located on the 3rd floor, we had the advantage of the view of the bosphorus river, mosques and market. Price was also very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Our guide took us here for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

The atmosphere and view are truly wonderful. It is right around the corner of the Spice Market (which is a must do). The staff was polite but all Turkish people we came across were overly helpful and kind. The food was between good and very good. We aren't big Kabob people but Istanbul and Kabobs go together so we felt the need especially after the guide recommended it. Truly I would just go for the atmosphere if nothing else!! You WILL need reservations!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle L
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice food with a great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

I went to this place a couple of times. If you can get a table in the 3rd floor, you'll have a fantastic view. The food was nice, especially the cold starters. A lot of the main courses are pretty much the same, and the portions are quite small. Three courses are needed, if you don't want to leave the restaurant hungry. Staff is friendly, but we had diverse information e.g. about reservations. You should primarily go her for the view.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stig M
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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301 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Hamdi Restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. We were not disappointed at all. The staff is very nice and professionel, the views over the Galata Bridge fantastic and the most important thing: the food was very delicious! We also had a lovely bottle of nice turkish red wine. Altogether we liked the restaurant so much that we returned on our 5 day trip to Istanbul a second time to have diner! Try the beautiful dessert with pistachio ...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RROesch
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Piraeus, Greece
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best Kebab”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Probably the best value for money restaurant in Istanbul. Very nice location, near the main sites and very good view from the balcony. Highly recommended

Visited February 2013
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