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Cihannuma Restaurant

#167 of 12,348 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Yerebatan Cad. No:18 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 520 7676
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This rooftop restaurant top of And hotel was a great experience for me and my friends . The view of all of Istanbul in front of your very eyes . This is probably one of , if not the best view of all restaurants in Istanbul . Cihannuma I will be back for more . Food was delicious as well... More 

Thank Husna Q
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Slightly unsure at first of entry through hotel reception-lift direct to roof top terrace. On arrival you get a quite stunning Panoramic view of Istanbul on all sides.Inside and outside seating. Staff professional and pleasant-not pushy as in some tourist places. Menu not as extensive as some- but food far better than the endless tourist restaurants -excellent.

Thank Stephen S
Montevideo, Uruguay
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The beatiful view our of the terrace of this hidden restaurant is something you need to discover for yourself. On top of that, every dish we ate was very good! The waiters are very helpful and warm. You should plan to go for dinner or for lunch at this nice restaurant when you go visit Hagia Sofia and Mahmed´s Mosque.... More 

Thank Roby S
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366 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by our tour director. The facility is very nice with a 360 degree panoramic view of the city. You have spectacular view of the Blue Mosque and Isa Sophia. Our menu was fixed. We had a lovely Mezza dish which had some nice spice. Salad was tasty with a fruit dressing. Our main course... More 

Thank Patricia D
Amherst, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

6 of us went to dinner. The view was spectacular as we were on the 6th floor and right behind Hagia Sophia. The meze plate really wasn't bad at all as there was a sampling of 6 different cold appetizers. The salad was basic with unripe tomatoes but saved by the pomegranate dressing. The chicken entrée was the failed part... More 

1 Thank Robert L
Patras, Greece
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The perfect combination of normal prices with the most incredible view of Istanbul makes Cihannuma the best option for coffee, lunch or dinner!

1 Thank debbiekarn
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stopped here for a spot of lunch and refreshments. Its on the top floor of the hotel. A very polite man in a panama hat( on the main street) takes you through reception to the lift. Views are 360 degrees, Europe, Asia all the key sights, inside and outside seating. Beers reasonable for location, we had a selection of... More 

Thank Simon H
Aarhus, Denmark
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My mother and I had an excellent trip to Istanbul in February 2016. We visited the Cihannüma Panorama Restaurant one evening for dinner which was an absolutely breathtaking experience. The view from the restaurant was aboslutely stunning and the food was very delicious. Furthermore, we were met by such lovely staff, especially Pinar! She welcomed us with a very warm... More 

Thank Liselotte K
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

My partner and I went for a drink on the rooftop terrace, after reading about the great view in our Lonely Planet guide book. We only had a drink, so I can't comment on the food but the view was fantastic, particularly at sunset; view of the Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene, Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. Very accommodating... More 

Thank Tamsin27
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We were the only two people in the restaurant for the majority of the meal, so there wasn't much atmosphere, but the service was attentive without being overly present or pushy. We went because we were told the views were amazing and they did not fail to deliver. After dinner we took photos of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$41
European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yerebatan Cad. No:18 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 520 7676

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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