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Ist Too

#273 of 11,913 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Besiktas
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Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok, No.1, Besiktas | Besiktas, Istanbul 34353, Turkey
+90 212 275 88 88
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06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Cardiff UK
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable restaurant, had a table overlooking the Bosporus, starters were small deep fried fish with a mayonnaise dip. A Small warm loaf of bread was placed on the table to share which was nice. Main was a lam kebab with mint dreaming and a side salad, it was very tasty. Desert was double chocolate tart again really tasty .... More 

Helpful?
Thank welshtrav
KronbergP, Genel Müdür at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear welshtrav, Thank you very much for sharing your comments on our restaurant. It is such an honour to be preferred by valued guests like you and we hope that we were able to provide you the Shangri-La hospitality we are known for. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at IST TOO. We truly appreciate your feedback as... More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel, very nicely decorated restaurant, but it is very difficult to keep the chandeliers clean. I booked a table for 6 through "The Fork" and had 40%. When I came to the restaurant the headwaiter told me that we have 'All you can eat sushi' option, but 40% discount doesn't work on this option. We said, will have this... More 

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Thank Serdar S
KronbergP, Genel Müdür at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear Serdar S, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Hotel and IST TOO Restaurant ambience. Your feedback is the only way we can continuously improve the service we aim to provide. Therefore kindly be assured that your comments on the sushi service have been conveyed accordingly to our related... More 

Level Contributor
57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Well priced restaurant in Shangri la Bosphorous. Lovely ambiance, really nice stsf and a great choice menu with dishes from many cultures. Fabulous meat, wellcooked and perfectly seasoned.

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Thank archways
KronbergP, Genel Müdür at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear archways, Thank you very much for sharing your comments on our restaurant. It is such an honour to be preferred by valued guests like you and we hope that we were able to provide you the Shangri-La hospitality we are known for. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at IST TOO. We truly appreciate your feedback as... More 

Freiburg, Germany
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Beautiful restaurant with a nice view, staff are lovely and really helpful in suggesting the food, very delicious starters and fresh calamari, we enjoyed the food and atmosphere, they are very slow in preparing the cocktails as it will arrive after your meal :)

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Thank Sadaf K
KronbergP, Genel Müdür at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear Sadaf K, Thank you very much for sharing your comments on our restaurant. It is such an honour to be preferred by valued guests like you and we hope that we were able to provide you the Shangri-La hospitality we are known for. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at IST TOO. We truly appreciate your feedback... More 

Guangzhou, China
Level Contributor
47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The main restaurant in Shangri-La Bosphorus Hotel. In every month or two, they have a diffrent cusine. This time it was Indian food with a master chef Laxmi Kant Sharma from Shangri-La New Delhi for the Indian food festival. The spice quantity was mid and the menu was limitted but I was very happy in the end. I prefered each... More 

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1 Thank Boncuk12
KronbergP, Genel Müdür at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear Boncuk12, Thank you very much for sharing your comments on our restaurant. It is such an honour to be preferred by valued guests like you and we hope that we were able to provide you the Shangri-La hospitality we are known for. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Indian Food Festival at IST TOO. We truly appreciate your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We stayed in hotel so it was easy for us to enjoy. Really great local food and happy good service. The waiters want to practice their English with you.

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Thank PetefromKooralbyn
KronbergP, General Manager at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear PetefromKooralbyn, Thank you very much for sharing your comments on our restaurant. It is such an honour to be preferred by valued guests like you and we hope that we were able to provide you the Shangri-La hospitality we are known for. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at IST TOO. We truly appreciate your feedback as... More 

Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

volkan and Harun thanks for your kindness the food delicious, stuff is friendly, and quite and luxury place for amazing family unforgettable moments.

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1 Thank adnan a
VitoRomeo, General Manager at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear adnan a, Thank you for your kind words about Volkan and Harun. They will be grateful and elated by your good comments about them. I hope that we may be able to welcome you back at the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul in the not so distant future. Kindest of regards and again, my sincere thanks; Vito Romeo General Manager More 

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We go here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was very good. The staff, especially "Mr. Harun" was very welcoming and helpful. The prices are acceptable considering the taste of the meals. We really enjoyed having dinner here.

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1 Thank Dincayy
VitoRomeo, General Manager at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear Dincayy, Thank you very much for sharing your gracious feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at IST TOO. We truly appreciate your feedback as this is the only way we can continuously improve the service we aim to provide. Kindly be assured that your comments will be conveyed accordingly to our colleagues. We truly appreciate your... More 

Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
240 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Attentive service and a great location in a (very) nice hotel set this place apart. Turkish food is great here...but so is American and European style foods, particularly at breakfast. Manager "Volkan" was attentive enough to notice I hadn't finished my cappuccino one morning (yes, it was actually my second cappuccino) and asked if it was OK. It was.

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1 Thank plamichigan
VitoRomeo, General Manager at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear Plamichigan, Firstly, thank you very much for taking time in writing the review for the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. We are glad that we were able to provide excellent service for you during your recent stay with us. Regarding your comment about American and European style foods, I will make sure to discuss this with our Culinary team and improve... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

After having Turkish food for 3 days in a row. I was dying for some other cuisines such as sushi. There were not so many other cuisines were available in Istanbul. Most restaurant s had mainly Turkish cuisines. I found this restaurant and booked though Traipadvisor. It was Sunday brunch lobster buffet which also included tea, coffee, fresh juices. They... More 

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1 Thank Marc S
VitoRomeo, General Manager at Ist Too, responded to this review

Dear Marc S, Thank you very much for sharing your comments on our restaurant. It is such an honour to be preferred by valued guests like you and we hope that we were able to provide you the Shangri-La hospitality we are known for. We are delighted that you enjoyed your brunch at IST TOO. We truly appreciate your feedback... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$43
Cuisine
Sushi, Turkish, Mediterranean, Thai, Malaysian, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok, No.1, Besiktas | Besiktas, Istanbul 34353, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 275 88 88
Description
IST TOO sources the best products of Turkey and transforms them into Asian and Mediterranean delicacies.The creative menu is complemented by a stylish atmosphere, complete with fantastic views of the Bosphorus Strait. Your dining experience is further enhanced with IST TOO's Japanese sushi bar and grill station.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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