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We were looking for authentic and sophisticated modern Turkish food with a view.
After having drinks on the terrace of a famous rooftop restaurant but not charmed by the views of ordinary rooftops or the menu, we found Leb I Derya by chance. A phone...More
I went here on my last night in Istanbul, turned up on Friday night after 9pm and it was still very full. I didn't have a booking but they were very accomodating and found me a table facing the Bosphorus.
Had stuffed dried egg plant...More
Led-i Derya is a restaurant with cracking views and a variety of delicious courses on the menu. Don’t be fouled by the nondescript entrance and small lift. Great staff and reasonably priced menu. You must book if you want a table with a view.
We ate here on our last night. We kept the best for last.
I had the Sea Bass on a bed of mashed potatoes. It was the best meal. Melted in your mouth and the potatoes added to the flavor of the fish. The chocolate...More
It is hard to reserve place at this restaurant you have to reserve it 1 week beforehand if you wanna feel the great Istanbul Gulf view but really it worth is the food staff everything was excellent. Where it situates really looks creepy and hard...More
We had been told about this little gem of a restaurant and how difficult it was too find, but worth the effort.
Well it certainly was worth it!!
Take the lift to the 6th floor and before your very eyes you experience the best views...More
My husband and I were staying nearby and decided to walk the uphill/downhill climb off of Istiklal Street. (Even the walk through the crowded street and alley way was a fun experience.) I found the place online so wasn't sure what to expect. I will...More
Besides the great view we had a superb meal. The marinated beef salad as a starter was excellent and I highly recommend the Bosphorus kebab and to finish the Chocolate soufflé with lavender ice-cream. It is not cheap but well worth it. It was a...More
This is the place I have eaten the best risotto of my life!! Great view of the city, although u have to be a little lucky to get a seat by the window. The prices are quite high compared to average restaurants prices in Istanbul,...More
I feel like we must have eaten at a different restaurant than the other reviewers... but we were at Leb i Derya, Richmond. The place is all style and no substance. The food is presented elegantly, but the quality was awful. The meat was dry,...More
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
nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.