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The House Cafe Ortakoy

Salhane Sok. No:1 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 227 26 99
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“quinoa salad” (6 reviews)
“turkey” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Turkish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Salhane Sok. No:1 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The view is beautiful!!! The service was average!! Bad communication in english !!! I couldn't have the choice to sit wherever i wanted because of the trainer/trainee supervisor !!!!!

Thank Eleni G
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The food was fine, I ordered quinoa salad it was delicious and the penne arrabbiata was average. The view was very nice, the service was fine

Thank sadeem03
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nice smiling staff, less than average tasting food, average service. however you can try it just for the view. Especially the terrace at summer time should be seen. Apart from that you dont lose anything.

Thank mkemalunsal
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Don't know where to start. My worst experience in Turkey, even being ripped off by taxi driver felt much better than the experience in this restaurant. Very bad staff who don't seem to care. We entered and no one attended us so we had to...More

3  Thank Ahmed A
Reviewed 12 November 2017

the view, providing you have a decent table, is great. no question about the view :) The food is pretty average, "international food" mostly. if youre missing something specific and the house cafe is the only place that has it then id say why not...More

1  Thank Traveler-Saru
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The food was exceptionally bad. We had grilled meat balls with salad from the menu. The meat ball were so hard they could injure someone if you hit hit with them. The salad was also not good at all. Service was OK. The waiters were...More

Thank gunesxgunter
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The place is neat with classy interiors and spacious outdoor area but the waiters usually refuse to seat you on the front line claiming that all tables are reserved. They only allowed us to sit right by the sea having seen my popular Instagram account...More

Thank Hend E
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Service was terrible, rude and unprofessional waiters. They don’t pay attention to customer needs anymore Quality of food not as before I will never go again They don’t accept Amex credit cards Ridiculous

Thank acirrincione76
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I went over dinner, the view was breathtaking, we sat on a table directly overlooking the bosphorus river. The food was good, and they had a wide selection of drinks. I would definitely go there again.

Thank Alyaa-Ali
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The cafe location is beyond beautiful with breathtaking view and really good food; however, the cafe staff lack basic hospitality manners such as greeting and smiling to the customers regardless of nationality and ethnicity. My friend and I were not attended while entering the premises...More

Thank M_ghayyath
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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23 August 2016|
Response from rsamfiru | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just got this now. Not sure, it was last spring. Definitely not Panko, homemade coating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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 26 99
  • E-mail
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