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Leb-i Derya

#527 of 11,842 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Sahkulu Mah. Kumbaraci Yks. No: 57 | Tunel, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 541 366 84 80
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Spent several long Sunday afternoons here, sometimes with food but mostly cocktails and MP3 player. Very relaxing, lovely decor, terriffic staff and that amazing view. One problem - if it's foggy or raining heavily, you cannot see a thing !

Thank MartiniManLondon
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This place has some great food. I love the kabob they on there menu. Drinks are also served here. View of this hotel is amazing. Definitely coming back to this restaurant next time I am in Istanbul.

Thank Out_Off_Office
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I came here after recommendation from the hotel and they reserved table for me and my wife in September 2015 Istanbul was my last station of my honeymoon trip and I decided to eat meat after 20days vegetarian in Europe. When I arrived, I asked the waiter about halal food and he said yes halal, then I ordered steak well... More 

1 Thank abuhassan2015
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We came recommended to this restaurant and it was a disappointment! We were very punctual at our reservation, but our table was not ready, so we waited a little. We ordered dinner, hoping the portions were of Istanbul's standard sizes, somewhat generous and enough for dinner. Not quite! The grilled octopus were barely a snack (two small pieces), even though... More 

Thank 488paolo
London, United Kingdom
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540 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We were looking for a restaurant with good food, cocktails and a view over the city and we got all three! A lovely evening and a delicious dinner.

Thank VR747
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Amazing food with great views. Exciting and interesting menu. Air dried beef layered with lemon and basil, wrapped in vine leaves and served with hummus exceptional. Fantastic Turkish red wine. Was very quiet, but was Sunday night.

Thank Amanda V
Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

every thing is amazing there. service .food.. drinks.. and also view !there is a great view of istanbul ! i recomand this place to young couples !

1 Thank sara m
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great food and cocktails, lovely staff and quite simply one of the best views in the city. Bring your phone for two reasons - you'll definitely want take some photos and if you're there at night you'll need the light on it to be able to read the menu (it's pretty dark in there)

1 Thank ceabull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

The Restaurant-Bar has perfect view and perfect service with a variety of food and drinks. However you must make reservation, otherwise it would be almost impossible to find a place

2 Thank aykancandemir
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

okay food - a bit pricey and service not the best but the view makes up for it - and limited toilet facilities - avoid if you can and expect queues

Thank Bruce S

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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
Turkish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sahkulu Mah. Kumbaraci Yks. No: 57 | Tunel, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 541 366 84 80

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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 Beyoglu

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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