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Muallim Naci Cad. Salhane Sok. No: 3 | Besiktas, Ortakoy Iskele Yani, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 259 9060
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“orange beef” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (12 reviews)
“green curry” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Muallim Naci Cad. Salhane Sok. No: 3 | Besiktas, Ortakoy Iskele Yani, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is amazing, u are on the terrace overlooking the Bosphorus down to the golden horn on one side and the mosque and bridge on the other. Make sure that you get there while it's light but experience how the mosque and bridge light...More

Thank wittehengel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Istanbul is full of restaurants with perfect locations and mediocre, unimaginative food. I am happy to report that Banyan is not one of them - it has the perfect location (next door to Buyuk Mecidiye Camii, almost cantilevered over the Bosphorous at Ortakoy), but also...More

Thank Bret M
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

nice and expensive restaurant with perfect view and service, wine, visitors and evening is perfect here

Thank Edgar K
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It was clear the moment we entered that the guy at the counter was not having his best day. Went there with my wife and he started claiming they are fully reserved although half the tables were empty. We were OK to sit on tables...More

Thank Saif S
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Nothing wrong with this place. Food is good, same with the service and the view is to die for. Just as it is Asian Fusion it is a bit... Well fusion-ish. Nothing wrong with that, just not real Asian food.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I go here every time I'm in Istanbul because it's the best place to get an amazing drink with a breathtaking view. The bartender blends up fresh fruits in the juicer right in front of you to make delicious creations. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Jess_Berlin
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Far eastern restaurant with very good food, friendly service and an amazing view. Menu is rich, something for everyone with a taste for this type of food.

Thank Filiz O
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with my friends. Place is just by the Ortakoy Cani and Bosphorus. Gorgeous view and good meal. I had green curry which was quite nice and not too spicy. Tea was served in tea pot but very weak and it wasn't proper red...More

Thank Yoko H
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fantastic views over the bosphorus. Probably the best in Ortakoy. Superb cuisine. Slightly expensive but well worth it for a special occasion. The service was superb. Food amazing. Especially the Sushi. Lovely cozy atmosphere with a fire pit in the centre. The waiting staff were...More

Thank annmarie2231
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This restaurant offers delicious Asian fusion food. The seats are arranged in such a way that you will almost certainly get a nice view of the bridge across the Bosphorus, the Asian side of Istanbul or the stretch of the Bosphorus towards the Sea of...More

Thank CaravanDad
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 25 - USD 55
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muallim Naci Cad. Salhane Sok. No: 3 | Besiktas, Ortakoy Iskele Yani, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 259 9060
  • E-mail
Banyan, the ultimate gourmet Asian fusion cuisine pioneer in İstanbul offers you an 'eating experience'. Banyan is a story of love and passion for food, for exotic tastes, for sharing. Our slogan for 'food for the soul' reflects our philosophy that cooking is an art, food should appeal to all your senses and enrich you. World tastes are creatively blended with Asian spices to create uniquely delicious recipes. Banyan located in Ortaköy is on the top floor of a historic building in one of the most popular touristic sites in the city center, with breathtaking view overlooking the Bosphorus and the famous 'Bosphorus Bridge' connecting Asian and European continents. "Ficus Benjamina" - B
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