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Leb-i Derya

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Address: Kumbaraci Is Hani, No: 115 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 293 4989

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Dinner out on recommendation

We had been told about this little gem of a restaurant and how difficult it was too find, but worth the effort. Well it certainly was worth it!! Take the lift to the 6th floor and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2015
David S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We had been told about this little gem of a restaurant and how difficult it was too find, but worth the effort. Well it certainly was worth it!! Take the lift to the 6th floor and before your very eyes you experience the best views of Istanbul ever..... We had 2 cocktails at the bar as we were slightly early,... More 

Thank David S
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

My husband and I were staying nearby and decided to walk the uphill/downhill climb off of Istiklal Street. (Even the walk through the crowded street and alley way was a fun experience.) I found the place online so wasn't sure what to expect. I will tell you, we were very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was great, and that view was... More 

Thank SuzetteQ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Besides the great view we had a superb meal. The marinated beef salad as a starter was excellent and I highly recommend the Bosphorus kebab and to finish the Chocolate soufflé with lavender ice-cream. It is not cheap but well worth it. It was a great way to end our 4 days holiday in this incredible city !

Thank fbw1959
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

This is the place I have eaten the best risotto of my life!! Great view of the city, although u have to be a little lucky to get a seat by the window. The prices are quite high compared to average restaurants prices in Istanbul, but still affordable. I would pay 40 liras over and over again for that kind... More 

Thank Aretich
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

I feel like we must have eaten at a different restaurant than the other reviewers... but we were at Leb i Derya, Richmond. The place is all style and no substance. The food is presented elegantly, but the quality was awful. The meat was dry, overcooked and didn't taste very fresh. The "pesto" provided with the bosphorous kebab was definitely... More 

Thank Bo H
Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

I went with business delegates and the waiters didnt give us the front tables which has best view of bhospor. at 10:00 night if we dont commit that we would have a dinner. this is very unkind. Even it was late and already has vacant 3 tables but we couldnt get one. Dont go if you dont eat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Excellent food and location....spectacular.....service good to start but then inattentive, once we had our main course we were left to our own devices! We sat at the bar to have cocktails...our waiter had no idea where we were, or was not bothered.

Thank ShackSwansea
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Not to be confused with the other restaurants of the same name this place sits of the upper-most floor and roof of a narrow residential apartment block on the upper part of the slope from Beyoglu down to the Bosporus. The actual dining area is quite small and bookings are almost essential. There is only one sitting and it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

For dinner or drinks, this place offers stunning views and friendly service. Stylish mixed crowd with cash to spend. Even if you are not dressed up it is good for a drink on the way home - before you go out.

Thank JuliaRUnow
Oosterhout, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Hard to find but well worth the effort. Friendly staff made us feel really welcome. We had a great night out with four adults and two children.

Thank Cisco42

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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