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Safran Restaurant

Asker Ocagi Cad. No:1 | Taksim, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
+90 212 368 44 44
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Asker Ocagi Cad. No:1 | Taksim, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting, high above Istanbul with spectacular views. We were greeted with a live duo playing traditional Arabic music which was a lovely touch. Service was exceptionally poor overall and not aligned to such a prestigious hotel brand. Our food had taken an unreasonably...More

Thank themistero
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We had a light dinner in this posh restaurant on the last floor of the Intercontinental hotel. Food was fine. Best part was the amazing view and the lovely traditional music played live by two musicians. Unfortunately some rude guests were imposing the annoying noise...More

Thank Lorenzo M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

best seafood i had in this hotel service 10 out of 10 prices moderates food tasty staff friendly location great

2  Thank bnghanem
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We visited there while we were staying at the hotel and we loved every moment. The service was so good and the food but the meals can be bigger. It's so recommended if you like to see Istanbul from high places I will back again.

Thank ayman j
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for my mother's 60th birthday. The views are spectacular and the restaurant is at once welcoming and intimate. The staff took excellent care of us through out the meal and the food was superb. The menu is typical Turkish style food but...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The restaurant has an exceptional view of Istanbul; mainly the bosphorus It is in the Interontinental Hotel near Taksim They told us that we need to make a reservation first by telephone but that was impossible because they only spoke with us in Turkish. So...More

Thank Ruba B
Reviewed 12 August 2016

As a solo traveller there were no "awkward silences"as the spectacular view of the Bosphorus and city kept me company and entertained whilst enjoying a variety of taste sensations. Choose your food and cocktail using a tablet menu with pictures. I chose two cold and...More

Thank ruthie50270
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Staff were very attentive. Food was one of the best we had in Istanbul. Décor was elegant with a nice smoking veranda

Thank vegastar
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Staying at the intercontinental, we went here for a quick dinner. Even when it was empty we still were asked for a reservation. The ambience and view are nice. Bosphorus and the city. The service was? Only one of the servers was attentive and the...More

Thank ViralAhmedabad_India
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

while we stayed and the intercontinental in istanbul we had to try the Safrab restaurant is the last floor, the view is very nice, we actually was able to watch besiktas football team playing in vodafone stadium from our panoramic view table, the food is...More

Thank Mohamad C
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asker Ocagi Cad. No:1 | Taksim, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 368 44 44
  • E-mail
Only the internationally recognised and “Academie Internationale de la Gastronomie” awarded Safran offers the finest in Turkish and Ottoman cuisine and spectecular views of the Bosphorus. Live classical ‘Fasıl’ music adds the finishing touch to an authentic atmosphere at the recently renovated Safran Restaurant and the covered terrace provides the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views all year round in this elegant and sophisticated setting.
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