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Istanbul Modern

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Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Meclisi Mebusan Cad. Istanbul Modern No:4 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Vasteras, Sweden
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit if you're interested in modern art. The gallery was quite big and had different types of pieces in it such as photographs and painting for example.

Thank suzsal
Istanbul, Turkey
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very happy with the lunch we had. Prices reasonable (as not yet adjusted for inflation). Salad good; beverages (from a very amply stocked bar) very good. Good service from an attentive staff.

Thank G M
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

After viewing the museum, this was a great stop to grab a glass of wine and sit along the river. Great views of boats in the harbor with a view of the city beyond the water line.

Thank Thomas T
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Alone museum between the constraction area. It cover many visual exhibits at different story and internal section. I am not sure to be in the building but it is good activith for breathing of art. You can spend few hours in good manner.

Thank Serdar U
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Forgettable boring and expensive food (we had a soup and some Turkish pasta dish) and we were unlucky with a total careless service. But you come for the view and the quiet atmosphere.

Thank Renart B
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1,453 reviews
815 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Once you have found to Modern Istanbul is no longer a problem to find this restaurant. It offers a menu that adapts to most.Correct but a bit stiff and disinterested service, no greater commitment to help us with the Turkish specialties. We choose some unstructured, and will be relatively happy. Drank here the best Turkish wine during the trip.Lovely views... More 

Thank Phayao13
Beverley, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Always visit the Istanbul Modern when i'm in Istanbul, not just for the great art, but for the fantastic food in the restaurant. Very good range of food on offer all with a fine dining touch, so even the meatballs, my favourite, are exceptional. The outside tables offer the best views across to the Golden Horn, but are also the... More 

Thank RnA31
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Because of construction in front, the Modern Museum and its associated cafe are hidden from the street. However, it's well worth the effort to navigate your way through the work area because the cafe is beautifully situated on the Bosphorus. We had lunch: artichoke salad, margarita pizza, tiramisu and a couple of beers. The food quality is that of a... More 

Thank Terry L
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

From the moment you go through the outer gates to the Museum you are able to see sculptures. On the grass by the cafe where they serve great juices are three pieces of sculpture. Entry to the Museum is up a long slope and there was a discount for over 60's. The security staff were friendly but firm, not allowing... More 

Thank Jeanniej16
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Excellent place in an excellent environment, and the Italian dishes are just as good as the view. I just loved it. Thank you!

Thank Marijana J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Meclisi Mebusan Cad. Istanbul Modern No:4 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Karakoy
  • Neighbourhood: Karakoy
  • Phone Number: 2922612

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Staying in Karakoy

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Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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