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Leb-i Derya

#169 of 11,565 Restaurants in Istanbul}
$$$$European, Turkish,
Kumbaraci Yokusu 115/7 Tunel | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 49 89
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Turkish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Kumbaraci Yokusu 115/7 Tunel | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This top floor restaurant brings a lot of detailed attention...to the food messes hot and cold (large portions), the decor (relaxed posh bit upmarket), the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. View to kill though it was raining 2nd we visited but still no disappointment.

Thank Keramslon
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It is one of the famous restaurant having friendly and unique atmosphere. It seems very posh but it is affordable. The Menu offer you very rich variety of mezzes and main courses being part of tavern culture. When you taste of each you will definitely...More

Thank Belma Y
Reviewed 25 August 2017

There are a handful of terraces that look out over the Bosporus just a stone's throw from the madness of Istiklal. Leb-i Derya is one of the more pricy ones, but the food is justifiably good, and the view simply cannot be beat. An assortment...More

Thank aejae212
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

To be able to find a nice table, you need to book in advance. Try grilled octopus and mezes. We ordered 3 different meze plates, sea bass on mashed potato, salad, dessert, plus 3 glasses of wine, a small bottle of Turkish raki and paid...More

Thank CansuAB
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Time your visit with the sunset—and the evening call to prayer. That’s when young locals file in for cocktails, like fresh-ginger–and–muddled-lime mojitos, and jockey for steel stools on the open-air terrace overlooking the city’s two coastlines and the Bosporus strait in between.

Thank iConcierge
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing place, amazing view, special food (turkish mezze, black sea bass and 40 spices beef). Perfect to relax and chill watching the ferries and the sunset.

Thank Ksenia I
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

In an area that provides stunning views, this one was not as good as other restaurants and bars that I have been too. Food was ok, but once again there are much better options in this area.

Thank wittehengel
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday evening to have a nice dinner and spend a peaceful Sunday evening. The place was not a restaurant but a night club with highest decibel of music and very average Turkish pop music. A crowded birthday group ruining everyone...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Happy with the service. Food was pretty high quality, and the view was spectacular. Very happy with our visit, would recommend.

Thank Fraser G
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We've been to this place twice on our last visit to Istanbul, and five times in total in the past three years. We love the experience. Great panoramic views of the city, great food, the service is so much better than what it was previously....More

Thank Nart L
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kumbaraci Yokusu 115/7 Tunel | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 49 89
  • E-mail
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