- Cuisines: Mediterranean, Local Traditional
NileGuide Expert Says:
Topaz Restaurant has won a serious number of awards in a short time. In two years, the place has been awarded with "Best Service", "Best Mediterrenean Cuisine Restaurant" and twice with "Best Wine List" awards by Gusto Readers, Gusto Oscars and Time Out Istanbul.
NileGuide Expert tip:
The place is also a very good choice for formal business dinners, and there is a fixed menu for those occasions.
- Opened in 2007, Topaz Restaurant is a serious and elegant place established inside a tall residential building up on the hills of Gumussuyu. One side of the establishment, that is looking directly over Bosphorus, has been covered entirely by window panes, creating a mystifying atmosphere, an illusion that you may be reigning over the Bosphorus. Sitting by the window panes on this side makes you also feel as if you are hovering over the beautiful city of Istanbul. The food, as well as the atmosphere, is also overwhelming. It is not cheap, but worth every penny. the menu is diverse with samples of Ottoman Cuisine and World Cuisine. Bursa Gazipasa Artichokes with black rice, Tortellini with pate, Vegetable risotto with beef, Istanbul Seabass with Agean grassroots are highly recommended. There are also two degustacion menus: one on Ottoman cuisine and one on Mediterrenean. Good variety of wine, very good service.
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