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Aheste

#147 of 12,067 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Beyoglu
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Asmali Mescit Mah. Mesrutiyet Cad. No: 107/F | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
+90 212 243 26 33
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19:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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London
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on our last night in Istanbul- but wish we'd found it earlier. Aheste is the kind of place to with a small group of good friends and spend a long evening enjoying the excellent food on offer. The style is modern Turkish with Persian influences. We went for the taster menu which was excellent and good value. The name... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of a friend living in Istanbul and it did not disappoint. We had the meze tasting menu with a bottle of wine and all was delicious. Seems the menu may be seasonal as was a little different to the website menu, but the food was great. Highlights were the stuffed aubergine, beetroot hummus, lamb shank... More 

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Thank Nick M
Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Nice, romantic space! Very polite staff. Traditional but modern dishes. Excellent food, but small portions. A bit overpriced, but it is worth it!

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Bamberg
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

After my 1st trial early of the year failed I gave Aheste another try in April and just loved it. Nice atmosphere, very attentive and friendly staff that considered my food allergies and DELICIOUS food. You can go for "degustation menu" or order different dishes. I loved the tomato goat cheese salad and the Persian rice. I was told at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This would easily rank 4.5 stars if that were permitted. Certainly the finest meal in Istanbul over a four day stay. The place is small, preserving old brick and stone walls which tends to make it noisy when busy. We arrived before the crowds on a Saturday night, but it was buzzing by the time we left. Newcomers will be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The experience visiting this restaurant is pleasant all the way. It may not be the most eye catching place in the street where there are many choices, but once you are in you would feel the tasteful environment and atmosphere. We had breakfast here where we were presented with goregous looking and tasting eggs, pancakes and bread. We just wish... More 

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Sydney; Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We were a group of 8, and booked on the day. We had the tasting menu, which was several courses of cold, then hot mezes (starters) followed by a choice of 2 mains from a group of 4 offered. Two different desserts finished off the meal nicely. The staff were always attentive and friendly, and their English was excellent as... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This wonderful reataurant combines a lively, lovely atmosphere, understated sophistication, absolutely wonderful staff, and delicious food. The menu is a riff on Turkish cuisine, unsurprising in Istanbul, but it is fresh, imaginative, and modern. You won't find tired kebab at Aheste. Treat yourself to the tasting menu - it is worth every penny. Make a reservation. Aheste enjoys well deserved... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Candlelight, fresh flowers on the tables, beautiful refurbished brick walls, a wait staff that is so friendly and cordial, a wonderful selection of Izmir wines, and we are "hooked"' The restaurant was warm and welcoming on this cool March evening. The menu offered a la carte or an eight course tasting menu. We wanted something light and the waitress recommended... More 

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San Francisco, California
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Yesterday there was a terrorist incident on Istaklal street and as we were staying at the Pera Palace Hotel we did not want to venture far. We found this amazing restaurant just by walking down our block and saw people inside happy and eating and drinking. We were warmly greeted, found a romantic table and ordered cocktails. The cocktail menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Cuisine
Turkish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
19:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asmali Mescit Mah. Mesrutiyet Cad. No: 107/F | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 243 26 33

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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 Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Beyoglu
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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