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“Oh! La La! La Belle Époque!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Du Levant

Cafe Du Levant
Ranked #1,065 of 13,373 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Oh! La La! La Belle Époque!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

While I have been studiously avoiding non-Turkish cuisine in Turkey so far. Here was an exception. Belle Époque come to life! It is in the precincts of the Rahmi M. Koç museum and we revisited the museum - as it deserves. After an afternoon's strolling around the collection and seeing exhibits we missed the first time and doing the boat trip and souvenir hunting it was time to eat drink and be merry. We were bowled over by the decor No 1! The decor in the gent's WC is great and takes ones mind away completely from one's bowels. Food and beverage selection was first rate, both in choice and quality. Turkish wines, beers and water are available alongside international fare. My wife ate the salmon and was happy as can be - to please an Alexandrian with fish is always a sign something is above average! My steak was also A+. Excellent value for money. Good for the romantically inclined. My advice; do the museum and dine there!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ahpincis
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Best meal in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We found this restaurant after visiting Rahmi Koc museum, and was in for a very pleasant surprise because it was definitely the best meal we've had in Istanbul. The appetizers and mains were just so beautifully presented, and the taste is even better. The decor of the restaurant is just charming and alluring, and it was very private and quiet atmosphere when we were there. We visited with 2 little kids, and the staff was just as accomodating, the service was great and prompt. We really enjoyed this meal, and my wife even remarked at the end of the meal that the experience and taste is much better than the restaurants we had in Paris!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank travelsk
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257 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“best quality for what you pay in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

What a pleasant surprise to eat at this restaurant,
Food was great, from the entree to the main dish and desert,
We had some local wine as well,
The meat was perfectly prepared,
Bon appetit

Visited November 2013
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Thank Gaby-Khoriaty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Belle epoque in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

You will find yourself as you are in Lyon,Paris,eating in a resto with 3 michelin stars.
Atmosphere is fantastic,just you are at belle epoque time.
Bon appetit

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Kaan E
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Istanbul, Turkey
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best option”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

If you do not choose to eat in the restaurant of the Rahmi Koç Museum then this is the best option. Situated within the museum boundries with a very nicely decorated inside, this cafe boasts one of the finest cuisins in town

Visited March 2013
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Thank Dogan S
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