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Erol Dernek Sok. 1/1 , Beyoglu, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
+90 212 249 8930
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

This venue offers some mixed signals to my taste. The food was delicious, however interior design is sloppy. A bit spooky and underachieved in my opinion. Service was good but the venue was quite dark. Somewhat hard to keep a conversation going with friends in that low light. Toilets were clean but menu had very few selections, though what we... More 

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Nivelles, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

we went here with group of 15 people, chef has some cooking program on local food chain. Place has wooden tables and you can see kitchen, seems a mixture of bar and restaurant in its setup. food however is good, original choices and combinations, especially in the many starters we shared. Not too easy to have conversation, and the music... More 

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Belem, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Amazing city with strong importance for human history! One of my favorites. Friendly people. Excellent night life at Taksim Square area. Excellent gastronomy with several options of restaurant. I fully recommend.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2010

A great place to spend the evening chatting over candle light to good tunes and good company. 8 is worthy of a feature any international design magazine. They have great taste in music and the food is excellent too. It is not, however, a great deal compared to other less trendy locales in Istanbul.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2009

We went to this restaurant on our third night with our daughter. It was fully booked but the staff was very nice to accommodate us at short notice as we got there quite early in the evening. The starters were really tasty, we had spring rolls and some croquetes which I could have eaten more of . The main courses... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

I made a reservation for 8 Istanbul on a saturda a week in advance for my boyfriend's birthday. After walking in a very crowded Istiklal on heels, we came to the restaurant and asked the host, who was very rude, to be seated. For a while she ignored us and then she told us that there was no reservation under... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

The menu has quite a pleasant variety, and the service is efficient, great place to go for a long meal and drinks. this summer they opened the roof terrace which was gorgeous. The drinks are very good also, myself, i prefer to go there for drinks and snacks, or to gather with friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Erol Dernek Sok. 1/1 , Beyoglu, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 249 8930
Description
The decor is redolent of Old Constantinople,with muted lighting, colonial-style shutters on tall windows, big scrubbed tables and wood floors. High stools encircle the bar, and there is a busy theatre kitchen turning out meals and tapas-style snacks. A fusion of Asian, Mediterranean and traditional Turkish cuisine, the menu includes chicken satay, marinated swordfish, pad thai and warm apple pie.The ambiance can turn to crazy at late hours with people dancing all around.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Beyoglu
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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