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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 28/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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"Byzantion bistro restaurant presents our guests relish of ottoman palace cuisine with years of experiences. we serve the unique tastes which were presented between 14th & 18th Century what had almost forgotten. We are ready to host you with a kitchen where fruits are used instead of tomato, corn, potato to flavor all foods. As well as we are serving Turkish and International special dishes which most popular in the world Pomegranate flower sherbet, stuffed melon, stuffed vine leaves with sour cherry and levzine are only a few option of ottoman palace cuisine. Byzantion Bistro Restaurant Turks and Ottoman cuisine is near by aksaray tram station with capacity of 120 per indoor 30 per garden side.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Steakhouse, Chinese, Seafood, Barbecue, Turkish, Healthy, Central European, Neapolitan, Emilian, Campania, Sicilian, Lombard, Ligurian, Northern-Italian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style
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Reviewed 13 June 2022 via mobile

The best restaurant in the area very good food and to many different options to choose i will definatly come back again definatly recommended!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

We were brought here for dinner by our small group tour guide. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The food was lovely, and there was plenty of choice!! But it did seem to take a very long time for the food to arrive, and...some of our group, in particular, hadn't received theirs by the time others in the group had finished.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022 via mobile

Average. It was the first restaurant we saw, we just arrived in Istanbul and were very hungry. We’ve got some appetizers on the house (the hummus was awful, just mashed chickpeas) and after that we had: beef with mashed eggplant (this one was very good),...tasteless lasagna, some kind of green curry and grilled chicken with champinion sauce and wedges (ok-ish). The water was very kind and friendly, but the food it s not worth the price ( around 850 turkish lira ).More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

We saw that this restaurant was very near our hotel and that it was top rated on Google Maps, but we ended up returning to it for the quality of the food and the nice and polite service. The kebabs and casseroles are exquisite and...the staff is very welcoming, something that was a rare commodity during our 10- day trip in Istanbul. The atmosphere is really chill and you usually get a little treat at the end in the form of tea or coffee. The prices are moderate and they don't charge service on the bill, which is what we experienced several times in Istanbul. Therefore, be sure to be nice and leave a tip :) All in all, Turkish hospitality at its finest.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2021 via mobile

1) we wait for first dish almost one hour, and restaurant was empty, only one table except us, we have a child with us, he ordered pizza and receive it in a 1,5 hour… 2) they bring us a bottle of sparkling wine, not that...we choose and tell us that it is much better and more expensive ets we agreed, and later we find it in the shop 10 times cheaper (90L) 3) they bring me dorado fish and it was uncooked ( they took it back to finish), pasta was overcooked, almost all food were with too much oilMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 16 December 2021

The service and the choice of dishes were so good that we came two times to eat there in one stay. Very creatively decorated dishes, a pleasure for the eyes and for the taste. As there was no big demand for orange juice due to...lack of tourists in pandemic, the owner of the restaurant allowed us to bring our own orange juice for dinner. In general the atmosphere, interior and service were excellent. Will definitely come back here again when next time in Istanbul.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 December 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly service, great prices... I would recommend this place to anyone, and I would definitely go back. The waiter went out of his way ( he didn't have to because we would have anyway) to insure that we had a great experience.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 December 2021

This place perfect restaurant. I saw the place in the tripadvizor. I thank Seyfi. He has perfect personality and respect. His servise is very good. Foods are very delicious

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 December 2021

Everything is perfect. We thank Waiter Seyfi. We will be on there. Foods and servise is very perfect

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2021

Everything is very perfect according to me. Foods , service and waiter Seyfi's respect and energy is very good .we thank them for everything . We saw the reviews and went to restaurant. We across with nice atmosphere. soon, we will go this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2021 via mobile

I saw this restaurant on tripadvisor. The food is very good. We loved it. I've been here a few times, and every time we received very pleasant attention service we were disgustedvery pleasant interest received service. Waiter Seyfi is very pleasant, very friendly. Thank you...so much for his interest. We strongly recommend that you come to this place.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

Wonderful service , delicious food and they played our songs like Baresha (Nexhmije Pagarusha) ! Thank you for you hospitality!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2021

1 of the best restaurants I've been in my life, delicious food and service, a MUST go for everyone, you won't regret it, we've been there 4 times in 2 weeks, it's really worth it

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

Very friendly staff, great food, nice atmosphere. Coffee on the house as well, all in all very much worth a visit! Would definitely come back.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

A beautiful restaurant, great ambience, nice view of the street from 2nd floor, excellent food, good prices, good wine, excellent service, and friendly and efficient waiter, Seyfi. We had the mixed seafood platter, a gigantic platter of delectable seafood and side dishes and a very...good bottle of Turkish wine.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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There are some dishes that are vegan base. You may want to visit their website "byzantionbistro". the menu is available on the website and will give you an idea of what may be vegan availability type of food?
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Yes, Byzantion Bistro & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Byzantion Bistro & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Byzantion Bistro & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5