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Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Meclisi Mebusan Cad. Istanbul Modern No:4 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
2922612
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10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After viewing the museum, this was a great stop to grab a glass of wine and sit along the river. Great views of boats in the harbor with a view of the city beyond the water line.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alone museum between the constraction area. It cover many visual exhibits at different story and internal section. I am not sure to be in the building but it is good activith for breathing of art. You can spend few hours in good manner.

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Thank Serdar U
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forgettable boring and expensive food (we had a soup and some Turkish pasta dish) and we were unlucky with a total careless service. But you come for the view and the quiet atmosphere.

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Stockholm
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1,305 reviews
756 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you have found to Modern Istanbul is no longer a problem to find this restaurant. It offers a menu that adapts to most.Correct but a bit stiff and disinterested service, no greater commitment to help us with the Turkish specialties. We choose some unstructured, and will be relatively happy. Drank here the best Turkish wine during the trip.Lovely views... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Always visit the Istanbul Modern when i'm in Istanbul, not just for the great art, but for the fantastic food in the restaurant. Very good range of food on offer all with a fine dining touch, so even the meatballs, my favourite, are exceptional. The outside tables offer the best views across to the Golden Horn, but are also the... More 

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Thank RnA31
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Because of construction in front, the Modern Museum and its associated cafe are hidden from the street. However, it's well worth the effort to navigate your way through the work area because the cafe is beautifully situated on the Bosphorus. We had lunch: artichoke salad, margarita pizza, tiramisu and a couple of beers. The food quality is that of a... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

From the moment you go through the outer gates to the Museum you are able to see sculptures. On the grass by the cafe where they serve great juices are three pieces of sculpture. Entry to the Museum is up a long slope and there was a discount for over 60's. The security staff were friendly but firm, not allowing... More 

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Thank Jeanniej16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Excellent place in an excellent environment, and the Italian dishes are just as good as the view. I just loved it. Thank you!

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Thank Marijana J
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

A view to die for - out over the Golden Horn as the sun sets. But expensive and the service was woeful. Not only slow but rude and dismissive. We had planned a couple of pre-dinner drinks but bolted after the first round took 30 minutes to arrive minus one of the orders.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This restaurant is a great option if you are in the Katakoy area. It has great views (as long as no cruise ship is in port) and the food is surprisingly high quality-it's not "museum" food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Meclisi Mebusan Cad. Istanbul Modern No:4 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: 2922612

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Staying in Karakoy

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Karakoy
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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