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“Best meal we had in Istanbul. Lovely, delicious, memorable.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After
Ranked #3,621 of 13,391 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Besiktas
Description: Modern Mediterranean All Day Restaurant/Cafe. Operates its own Bakery, Roasts its own Coffee along all other cuisine features like Charcoal Grill and Stone Oven. Beautiful Atmosphere next to Bosphorus and fun outdoor seating on the street side. Located at the heart of Bebek Village, impossible to miss! Menus are changing with the seasons under the supervision of celebrity chef Murat Bozok.
Chicago
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“Best meal we had in Istanbul. Lovely, delicious, memorable.”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Happened upon the restaurant while walking through coastal Bebek. We were immediately struck by the crowd - filled with locals enjoying a gorgeous spring lunch. The owner Taner graciously chatted with us, as we waited for a table. Did his best to expedite the wait time - and we were lucky enough to get the perfect spot for people-watching. But the food was the best part of the experience. Fresh fish and seafood, local herbs, interesting concepts, beautifully plated. Amazing.

  • Visited March 2012
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Santo Tirso, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excelente”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Don't forget to eat here. Amazing restaurant. Fantastic service. Food is great.

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“Very nice view and decoration”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Nice place especially preferred by women. The view and the decoration is charming.

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“Happy but not ever after”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Bebek is one of the It spots of Istanbul to be. Started new year with a breakfast at this joint. The tea and the coffee was beyond expectation.
The onion soup was average. The rest of the food was good with chunky chocolate banana pankace being the highpoint of the whole breakfast. Though i must admit with those prices and location i expected real chocolate sauce instead of nutella.
The service is professional but nothing speacil, neither friendly. The biggest failure is the toilet. Had to wait for the one cubicle next to the serving waiters for too long to get in.
Its a place to be seen. Dont expect a culinary high point of your life and then you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2012
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“We'll definitely "be back" to this chic Bebek restaurant, you'll leave feeling you've dined "happily ever after"”
Reviewed 18 November 2011

We were very happy with our dining experience here, very chic casual atmosphere, outdoor dining scene reminded us of casual Miami, great live DJ playing cool vibes, candle-lit outdoor dining area that spills onto the sidewalk provides for great people watching. The food was great, they're known for their seafood and apparently they buy their fresh fish daily, we had the sea bream stew and grilled yellowtail, which were both exceptional. The manager/owner, named Taner, was particularly helpful with his recommendations. He was probably the nicest restauranteur that we've met in all of Istanbul. We loved him. We would totally recommend this place, Bebek is a chic seaside neighborhood just northeast of the city center, on the European side of the Bosphorus strait. Do come here and you'll also leave feeling "happily ever after".

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