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The House Cafe Ortakoy

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Salhane Sok. No:1 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 227 2699
08:00 - 01:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Athens, Greece
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice place by the sea, excellent to sit both inside and outside. The meal selection is quite large and for all tastes . I could go back for a drink with a view as well.

Thank Stella K
Beirut, Lebanon
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good Turkish food. There is also international food. Very few tourists were noticed. It is overlooking the sea.

Thank MyriamNajm
Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely very nice place to go and enjoy the view of Bosphorus. Prices are more expensive then any cafes but this is understandable as I think we paid for food+atmosphere+view+location I would definitely come back here for either lunch or dinner

Thank beginner87
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The best place to have a quite start of the day with a beautiful view of the Basphorus! Sea view is amazing..service and meal choice us great! Highly recommend!

Thank Bahara N
Port Alfred
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

4 of us went there on Saturday in November 2016. There are many restaurants on the waterfront as close to Bosporus tours. I had the curried chicken. It was absolutely excellent . Subtle Flavours . The chicken could be a tad more moist but an enjoyable dish. My colleagues had the salmon and raved about it. The portions they had... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The location and building is nice but the service is not the best. The waiter is quite rude, tried to clear our drinks before we finished (it wasn't a busy time), and tried to get us to buy the more expensive drinks instead of giving us what we asked for. Furthermore he made it seem we were a nuisance for... More 

Thank LisaED
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places to have your breakfast in istanbul,nice view, yummy food,excellent service,but its a little bit expensive

Thank Niveen A
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect view and friendly staff in a very cosy atmosphere and interior. Food was ok, we were there for lunch ,average taste but good presentation A must visit place for the view.

Thank Maha_ssh
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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140 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The setting was great, being right on the Bosphorus. The food was good and the service was relatively good. We had a cat companion who shared my meal by taping my thigh each time it felt hungry. Had to keep it occupied so it will keep away from the Mrs :)

Thank ThegilaniAK
Mersin, Turkey
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I had kinoa salad and my daughter had a pizza. Both of them were excellent. The staff was great and polite.

Thank Hipopp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salhane Sok. No:1 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 227 2699

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  • 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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