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Mia Mensa Kurucesme

#818 of 11,902 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Muallim Naci Cad. | 64/C Kuruçeşme, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
+90 212 263 4214
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Mia Mensa to celebrate a friend's birthday. We sat at a table right next to the Bosphorus and enjoyed the lovely view. The appetizers and pizzas were good, but not spectacular.

Thank NevraDD
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I had our dinner tonight the atmosphere and ambiance was very good the view was very beautiful specially the great moon view. The food and money value was not at all. I hope they can do something about it soon Khalid

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I was going to the restaraunt next to it for brunch but it was too crowded so we decided to enter mia, we had the menemen and the pizza they were all great we fell in love with the place, we ended up going there threr times during a weeks visit to istanbul.

Thank bahrain-f250
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were there just for cafe and the cafe you can't set right the view you sit in the middle but also you can see the hole view i really like the place and i will tray there food also very soon was good experience.

Thank lujainfg
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

You can't sit in the seaside unless you have lunch or dinner otherwise you can sit near the bar but the crepe with the ice cream was actually pretty good and the waiter was friendly.

Thank Lama_f97
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This Italian themed luxury restaurant is situated at Kurucesme, my favorite part of Bosphorus. Unfortunately, the decoration looks dated and shows no sign of "style". There was a refrigerator out in the open air, next to our table. It looks like a cheap seaside town cafe. But the view is what people are here for, you can sit by the... More 

Thank Ozan O
Istanbul, Turkey
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went for dinner and we knew this as a great restaurant from past experience. Had booked a table by the water and the view is between the first and second bridges. You watch the ships and yachts go by as you enjoy your meal. The food was excellent, service attentive and there was nothing that one could hav asked for.... More 

Thank Asiaishome
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Breakfast here is a great option. Less famous than the neighbor Ask, but it was a great surprise. No queue, no fuzziness but a great meal.

Thank nelsonmiyake
Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

In our show in Istanbul we used as a venue the Mia Mensa Restaurant for the launching of Kayra Wines. The restaurant is located at the shores of the Bosphorus River and features Italian Modernistic Fusion Cuisine. The entire kitchen staff has been very helpful knowledgeable and professional. The Hygiene Standards in the kitchen where immaculate and HACCP standards to... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

This restaurant is fantastically well situated on the Bosphorus, and besides its lovely setting has a certain panche about it. Food is excellent and there is a nice arrangement for drinks before or after a meal. This restaurant is just down from Ortakoy and before Bebek and a short taxi ride from the centre of town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$78
Italian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muallim Naci Cad. | 64/C Kuruçeşme, Istanbul 34345, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 263 4214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Besiktas

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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