For all the lovers of great food and exceptional views who will come to Istanbul I discovered a great new place which I think is a quite recent openening It is very convenient to reach when you stay in the Taksim area.
The "TOPAZ", Inönü Caddesi No. 50 is almost next to the Inönü football stadium. The food is partly Otoman, International and Spanish as they have a spanish chef, but be prepared to pay a "bit" more here, it's very stylish inside.
The (panoramic) views are simply fantastic, you can see the (illuminated) Dolmabahce Palace with it's mosque, the Bosphorus, the lights of Üsküdar on the Asian side and the colourful(at night) 1st Bosphorus bridge.