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Big Chefs

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Etiler Mah. Nispetiye Cad. No. 89 Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
263 8353
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08:00 - 01:00
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I really loved the food here. Its nice place for food lovers. Very tasty and full serving is good. So far i had tasted fettuccine in different places but this one is too good. Highly recommend.

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Thank Kanchan Z
Kalamata, Greece
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

EXcellent service, delicious food, nice suroundings, easy to find, nice view. Prices are a bit high for Turkish standards but reasonable if you think that someone would pay the same for this quality anywhere in Europe

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Thank Vicky C
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336 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

this was one of our top two meals in Istanbul. We found this place on our stop at Kucusku on our ferry trip on the Bosphorous River. There isn't much to the town. Walking through is a ten minute walk which we did after to let the food settle. We drank a lovely Sauvignon blanc, tried several appetizers including the... More 

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Thank MontanaLaura
Bucharest, Romania
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I enjoyed several times my dinner in this restaurant. Service is very good with a great variety of traditional and turkish dishes. Very nice fruit juices as well. Ordering time is very short and the kitchen is fast. Very good balance between quality and price. I strongly recommend it.

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Thank Bogdan L
United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

As we first entered the restaurant the hostess recieved us very nice but then the manager came and took over and asked how many persons we said 5 then he gave us a small round table for 3 persons then i asked i need a better table outside then the manager siad its fully booked then i took a walk... More 

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Thank David M
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

It looks like a very expensive and "clubbish" but it is actually much more modest than that look. Servers are OK, they try, sincerely. Great atmosphere good variety of food yet they may be trying too hard on Turkish fusion. Overall great experience.

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Thank Karakaya1
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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304 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A very nicely arranged restaurant with excellent and unusual decor. Serves a very good assortment of food and I often use the restaurant for working lunches. An ideal setting for a Sunday brunch. Highly recommended and much better than the name!

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Thank kelvinwilliama2014
Kiev, Ukraine
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

The view of the restaurant is very good, the sea view. The choice of goods don't seems to be anyhow special, but tasty. But the most surprising thing is that they are playing bachata music in the restaurant =).

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Thank 16Chica5
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I went here a few days ago with a few friends, I was impressed on how the place looked and the vast amount of things on the menu. It had me wondering if they would be able to cook most of this stuff and have it taste at least decent. I'm only able to vouch for a few of the... More 

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Thank Chinemelu E
France
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We had an amazing fruits cocktail and also good cheese pizza. The view on the water is also amazing.

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Thank Amélie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Etiler Mah. Nispetiye Cad. No. 89 Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 263 8353

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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 Besiktas

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Besiktas
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 frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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