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Cihannuma Restaurant

#183 of 11,843 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Yerebatan Cad. No:18 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 520 7676
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Bern, Switzerland
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306 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is the selling point of this place, and has therefore also found its way into other forums, including the Lonely Planet brief guide to Istanbul. The restaurant itself is also rather pleasant, and service is competent and good. I found the food to be absolutely average however. While perfectly acceptable, and a good place for a chat over... More 

Thank Zerosixzero
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100 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go for the view, stay for the food! Best view of Hagia Sofia with Blue Mosque farther in the distance - got some great photos! The service and food were both excellent - I had the Turkish Ravioli with a glass of white wine and it was sublime.

Thank Sarah P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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111 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Come to this place to enjoy views of Istanbul while having a meal. We came to enjoy the stunning sunset views of Ayasofya and the Blue Mosque. The food and service were satisfactory.

Thank CaravanDad
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This rooftop restaurant top of And hotel was a great experience for me and my friends . The view of all of Istanbul in front of your very eyes . This is probably one of , if not the best view of all restaurants in Istanbul . Cihannuma I will be back for more . Food was delicious as well... More 

Thank Husna Q
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Slightly unsure at first of entry through hotel reception-lift direct to roof top terrace. On arrival you get a quite stunning Panoramic view of Istanbul on all sides.Inside and outside seating. Staff professional and pleasant-not pushy as in some tourist places. Menu not as extensive as some- but food far better than the endless tourist restaurants -excellent.

Thank Stephen S
Montevideo, Uruguay
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The beatiful view our of the terrace of this hidden restaurant is something you need to discover for yourself. On top of that, every dish we ate was very good! The waiters are very helpful and warm. You should plan to go for dinner or for lunch at this nice restaurant when you go visit Hagia Sofia and Mahmed´s Mosque.... More 

Thank Roby S
Amherst, Massachusetts
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463 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by our tour director. The facility is very nice with a 360 degree panoramic view of the city. You have spectacular view of the Blue Mosque and Isa Sophia. Our menu was fixed. We had a lovely Mezza dish which had some nice spice. Salad was tasty with a fruit dressing. Our main course... More 

Thank Patricia D
Amherst, Massachusetts
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556 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

6 of us went to dinner. The view was spectacular as we were on the 6th floor and right behind Hagia Sophia. The meze plate really wasn't bad at all as there was a sampling of 6 different cold appetizers. The salad was basic with unripe tomatoes but saved by the pomegranate dressing. The chicken entrée was the failed part... More 

1 Thank Robert L
Patras, Greece
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The perfect combination of normal prices with the most incredible view of Istanbul makes Cihannuma the best option for coffee, lunch or dinner!

1 Thank debbiekarn
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stopped here for a spot of lunch and refreshments. Its on the top floor of the hotel. A very polite man in a panama hat( on the main street) takes you through reception to the lift. Views are 360 degrees, Europe, Asia all the key sights, inside and outside seating. Beers reasonable for location, we had a selection of... More 

Thank Simon H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 41
Turkish, European, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yerebatan Cad. No:18 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 520 7676

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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