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4. Levent Is Kuleleri Kule 2 No:43 | Levent, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
2646448
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Best japanese at town Sushi and all food best Salmon skin Different kinds of meet , tempura, rice and others Very popular for expats from far east

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Thank mehmetc67
Istanbul
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The urge for creating new dishes combined with fresh ingredients, Itsumi is where the ideas for the Japanese restaurants in Istanbul were born in. Consistency as well as dedication to detail result in a perfect combination of flavour explosion...

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Thank cakdemir
Istanbul, Turkey
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542 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 992 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The night we had dinner at Itsumi, we were to go to a modern dance performance and we wanted to try this nearby Japanese restaurant after having read the very positive comments at Tripadvisor but we were disappointed at the end. It was also Valentine's Day and the restaurant was full. Maybe that was the reason of this low performance.... More 

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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you want quality Tenpura, this is the place. Proper sushi needed, this is he place. vale park service available. I have never been disapointed but super happy😊

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Thank Yoko H
Istanbul
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

As it is under the business buildings, it is a little bit pricey… It is usually very busy at lunch time… It is a nice place for business lunch… The menu involves Japanese cuisine other than sushi and even if the chef is talented the taste is a little pale…

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Thank Ahmet G
Guangzou
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is popular with Japanese people in Istanbul due to its good quality food Chef is from Japan and makes nice fresh sushi and sashimi I recommend this place if you are hungry for Japanese food however the food is not of super quality . This environment is not very special but clean and the staff is very friendly

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Thank PhilChina
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

I ate so many times. They have very high standard quality of Japanese food, they produce. owner is Japanese. that is why. and they have several Japanese chefs. bravoooo

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Thank Jonathan T
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Generally you do not come to Istanbul for sushi. This is a kebap heaven. For asian food Locals go to fancy places in Etiler/Bosphorus with mediocre taste and expensive prices. At Itsumi, Sushi is good, simple, tasty and worth it. Good thing is that they also use local fresh fish like bonito (palamut). We tried it as starter. It is... More 

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Thank Zafer S
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Food is great. Service is elegant. Atmosphere is very decent. Value for money is fair. No suprises for years.

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Thank Senasli
Paris, France
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

After several underwhelming experiences with Japanese food in Istanbul, I had almost given up and accepted my mediocre options... then I was introduced to Itsumi! Although it's a bit out of the way if you don't live in the area, it's definitely worth the effort if you are looking for genuine Japanese food. Non of the dishes disappoint, the eel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4. Levent Is Kuleleri Kule 2 No:43 | Levent, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 2646448

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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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