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The House Cafe Ortakoy

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Salhane Sok. No:1 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 227 2699
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, food and service. The location is great with a nice view. Their coffee and pastries are good too.

Thank SIRIAColombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very nice, Im trying pancake here, so tasty with banana, kiwi,and blueberry inside with brown sugar sirup and the cremer really nice. And for drink Im trying Cay tea late, same lovely 😋

Thank Megawati1984
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sunday afternoon brunch. Extremely busy, but they found an excellent table for us within minutes.The prices are very expensive for average food. Service was acceptable considering how busty they were. The view was great but I do not think I would return.

Thank annmarie2231
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Resturant , fantastic view of biosphere , besides of the bridge , in the night will be better if you go , lights of bridge lighting on the ships sea , romantic view, food fantastic , service friendly , prices alittel bit high , the around place crowded , you will spend wonderful time in ortakoy , after finish... More 

Thank nazar a
Hawalli, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Very lovely restaurant and food , I had breakfast there and it was lovely cheap to what I expected, amazing view for ortakoy I recommend this place for breakfast

Thank sarakal59
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very nice place by the sea, excellent to sit both inside and outside. The meal selection is quite large and for all tastes . I could go back for a drink with a view as well.

Thank Stella K
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good Turkish food. There is also international food. Very few tourists were noticed. It is overlooking the sea.

Thank MyriamNajm
Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely very nice place to go and enjoy the view of Bosphorus. Prices are more expensive then any cafes but this is understandable as I think we paid for food+atmosphere+view+location I would definitely come back here for either lunch or dinner

Thank beginner87
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The best place to have a quite start of the day with a beautiful view of the Basphorus! Sea view is amazing..service and meal choice us great! Highly recommend!

Thank Bahara N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

4 of us went there on Saturday in November 2016. There are many restaurants on the waterfront as close to Bosporus tours. I had the curried chicken. It was absolutely excellent . Subtle Flavours . The chicken could be a tad more moist but an enjoyable dish. My colleagues had the salmon and raved about it. The portions they had... More 

Thank wayne m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salhane Sok. No:1 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 227 2699

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Staying in Besiktas

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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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