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#76 of 5,469 Turkish in Istanbul
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Food and ambience

Turkish, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Healthy
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings

Location and contact

Sultanahmet
0.3 miles from Hagia Sophia Mosque
About
Our restaurant, which is in the heart of the Sultanahmet district, offers you to taste the most delicious flavors of Turkish and world cuisine and to your happiness in an environment where you will feel completely peaceful while watching the famous Blue Mosque with its fascinating and magnificent stance, and the Hagia Sophia mosque accompanying it with its interesting and unique view,and also with the most beautiful blue of the Marmara Sea and the perfect view of the islands above it we have one of the best view in Istanbul, ​We promise to do our best to add a little bit of happiness, if you come to visit Istanbul, we will be happy to welcome you in this warm environment.
PRICE RANGE
£1 - £24
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Turkish, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Dog Friendly, Family style
Reviews (560)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came for dinner on our first night in Istanbul. Great choice! Food and service was amazing. Thank you to Mauro who was super attentive and helpful.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place is located at the summit of Ararat Hotel. It is a small building with 4-5 floors connected by stairs. It may sound exhausting, but the payoff is great. We are just beside the Blue Mosque and a short distance from Hagia Sophia. At...sunset, with all the colors of the sky, it becomes unforgettable. At night, the view is nothing less; the Blue Mosque has a modern illumination that emphasizes its lines and curves. The food is served in good portions and is very tasty. They have a special 'ceremony' to serve the testi kebab. The staff was always prompt and very attentive. Çok teşekkür ederim! Bir dahaki sefere görüşürüz!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, fantastic staff, amazing view. Cannot recommend this place enough. Such a lovely place to come for dinner and enjoy the view of the mosques AND the Bosporus

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first kebab on the rooftop overlooking the Bosphorus. Lots on the menu ( pricey for my liking) friendly staff and generally a good vibe! Was a bit cold/ windy in the middle of May at 22:00- but they cocered me up in blankets. Had...i not been so tired, id have joined the dj- playing great mix of Turkish and other😊More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dinner with a view! We had a wonderful evening here. We received great service from our waiter, Mauro. Food was rich in flavor and filling. Will be back the next time in Istanbul!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 May 2024

The best location for the best photo overlooking Istanbul's Blue Mosque. Delicious food, wonderful drinks and spectacular service.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024

We went to this restaurant and it was so beautiful and customer service was absolutely amazing. I would like to mention Mauro, he was so kind and a great host and made our experience the best.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024 via mobile

Great view great food a real pleasure to eat here with my family. Turkish food and a very pleasant welcoming. A rooftop ..

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

Wonderful restaurant with friendly staff and unforgettable panorama! A very memorable evening. Cant wait to return again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

Great service and food, the place has a great view every where you look at Excelente servicio, la comida muy rica, tiene una excelente vista desde cualquier punto

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

Great atmosphere and the staff very friendly. Fantastic rooftop views! The food was excellent and is well priced for what you get.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Landed here on the 1st night of our stay in SultanAhmet. The atmosphere and views are great. It was busy, as expected. Staff are kind. Food was average. Prices were high. A better choice for a fuller and cheaper meal would be Inci rooftop restaurant...just a short walk down the road. It has similar views, live entertainment and the food was overall betterMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

Mauro was amazing! I loved his service and his advice for the city. He was an amazing server. Will definitely come again?

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024 via mobile

Very suggestive place. It is located in an old building opposite the Blue Mosque. To get to the top it seems like you're climbing Mount Ararat. But once you get there the view is enchanting. the food is also excellent.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

Mauro at Ararat Restaurant in Istanbul offers a delightful dining experience with its combination of good food and great service. The menu boasts a diverse selection of dishes, each prepared with care and attention to detail. From traditional Turkish favorites to international flavors, there's something...to satisfy every palate. The attentive staff adds to the overall ambiance, ensuring a memorable meal for patrons. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Mauro at Ararat Restaurant is definitely worth a visit for a taste of culinary excellence in IstanbulMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Ararat Terrace Restaurant & Rooftop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5