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“Great food, great views ”

Cihannuma Restaurant
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Ranked #193 of 13,391 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$41
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Whithorn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great views ”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

This place has it all, a great view with great food, if you're lucky enough to get a seat here on a nice day then you should enjoy yourself. My girlfriend and I had a seafood pasta dish which was cooked to perfection and sat looking over both the Sultanahmet Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, as well as views stretching over into modern istanbul.

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Milan, Italy
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269 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
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“Worth the view more than the food”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I have been with my wife to this restaurant for lanch and the place is worth a visit. I would not spend an evening to this restaurant but the view is great. The food is ok I would say, but nothing special.

  • Visited April 2014
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Really rated that good???”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I went there with a friend upon hearing that views are great (true) and food is good (false). While I adored having lunch with a view of Aya Sofia, the food was one of the worst I ate during a week in Istanbul! Kebab was pretty tasteless, soaked in fat and really expensive for the quality (that kind of food would be prices three times less elsewhere). My recommendation? Go to Seven Hills, a hotel-restaurant opposite side of the Aya Sofia. There you will get way better view and good quality food!

  • Visited April 2014
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Manama, Bahrain
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186 reviews
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“Must see (no pun intended)”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is a must for Istanbul tourists. It is located near Aya Sofia and the view from the restaurant is excellent. You get to see Aya Sofia, as well as the river. The food was good value. The service was very good. Mehmet was courteous and efficient. He communicated well with our two young daughters, and when we ordered pickles half way through our meal, we were advised they were not on the menu, but within a few minutes Mehmet was able to find some. Very good evening out with excellent views of this wonderful city. Highly recommended, but if eating late, must book.

Visited April 2014
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London
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great views for a special occasion”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Decent food and good service but what makes this special are the views over the city. Fish stew is good, puréed Aubergine thought to be weird by fellow diners but lamb chops and pasta dish both good.

  • Visited April 2014
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