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“nice view, average food and disappointing service”
Review of Hamdi Restaurant

Hamdi Restaurant
Ranked #299 of 14,829 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: US$0 - US$43
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I went there after reading good reviews. Food was average, nothing special. Restaurant has an amazing view and nice ambiance but staff doesn't look enough friendly for a restaurant with this price level. I don't like to give negative comments especially for staff but if prices are so much higher than many restaurants in the city, I expect staff to be polite, positive and flexible. They don't smile or listen well what you say. They are very short in responses. They don't care if you are satisfied or not. Paid starters were expensive although they were served in a very small plates. I hope they increase their level of service.

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HamdiRestaurants, Yönetici at Hamdi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your comments. Our aim to take good care of our valuable guests. We apologize for the unfortunate events that occurred on the day you visited. You can be sure that our staff has been warned. Please let us know when you come back to Istanbul again and you will more than welcome in our restaurant. Please contact me from here when you will come to our restaurant again.

Thank you

Şevket Arpacı
Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this June the restaurant for dinner. The restaurant is very nice with a good view of Bosforus. We loved the local yougurt Ayran. The best ever we tried in one week in Istanbul. The meat quality was average, probably due to high load and many customers during Ramadan season.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We tried some local food and we were very satisfied. Every plate was tasty and fine cooked. Big portions! The service is ok. Good prices.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This was my favorite restaurant in Istanbul. We went back several times, because the kabobs were tasty, the bread was wonderful, the view from upstairs was spectacular, and it's close to the Grand Bazaar. The baclava, which you can get downstairs also, if just passing by, was delicious. We were in Turkey in 2014, but the questionnaire does not go that far back.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Authentic Turkish food. Delicious dishes.
Family oriented and great staff. Can’t beat the view. Near the grand bazaar.

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