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Bayildim Cad. Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul No. 2 K 14 D 16 Macka, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
326 1100
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Bangkok
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Delectable food and drinks...cocktails are featured with Turkish culinary style, which was unique and interesting. Japanese sushi as a pre-dinner snack was decent enough to appetise our stomach. The waitress rendered prompt service and was extremely patient with us when we went Dutch. View of Bosphorus was magnificent. All of this made my reunion night most memorable. Visited in October... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Gaja with my fiance for celebrating a special occasion. It really covered our expectations regarding service, food quality, atmosphere and view. Service: Professional full of smile. Food: The tartar, rib-eye and tenderloin steak were extremelly good, especially the tenderloin (medium cooked). Nice choices of wine (savignon blanc was very tasty). Sushi was aldo good but more common flavour. Dessert:... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Everything at the Swissôtel looks and feels lovely, from the entrance to the views, and so even this great restaurant at the top. We had made a reservation for a Saturday evening, but the events in Turkey came in the way and we almost cancelled. They could rebook us without any problem and already there very professional. So we went... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Despite its marvellous view and great previous visits some years ago before its change of concept, we were this time neglected, ignored, dealt with in a rude way and had to leave without a word of sorry. As always in more upmarket restaurants in Istanbul, when something goes wrong it is never there mistake. Always the customer. Temperature being 22... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Magnificiant view, cozy atmosphere and tasty sea food! Staffs are also qualified, proffessional.Highly recommended!

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Thank asyilmaz
Istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I had one of my best Tagliatelle with pastirma (turkish dried meat) The view on to the Bosphorus was amazing, the staff were as well as the view

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Thank Sibel E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Unbeatable view, a perfect eagle's nest over the city and overseeing the Bosphorus. Fine international food with an Asian touch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

On the roof top with a panoramic view, this is amongst the best places in Istanbul. It is on the pricey side but well worth it in the end. The staff is absolutely fantastic and go out of their way for all small requests.

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Kefar Sava, HaMerkaz, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The Gaja is located in the 16th floor of the west wing of the Swissotel, overlooking the Dolmabachce and the Bosphorus. With this setup all they have to do is serve descent food. But they serve very good food. You need no more! Just seat, relax and have a cool white wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

It's an ideal place to relax and enjoy classy ambience and good food . The risotto was best course in my opinion . I didn't like sushi there . Must visit amazing joyful view

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 200
Cuisine
European, International, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bayildim Cad. Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul No. 2 K 14 D 16 Macka, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sisli
  • Neighbourhood: Sisli
  • Phone Number: 326 1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Sisli
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its chic streets are considered the very heart of contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of fashion and a thriving business district meet to create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and upscale shops abound with many of them situated inside or nearby Cevahir Istanbul, the biggest shopping mall in Europe and second biggest urban shopping mall in the world. Shopaholics and fashionistas travel from near and far to browse the area's mix of major global brand items and creations by popular Turkish designers.
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