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#272 of 11,902 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Adnan Saygun Cad. Akmerkez Residence Entrance.No:224 | Akmerkez AVM- Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 282 1616
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is literally a fine dining restaurant in istanbul. You would see all people dressed up and coming here for a dinner. You should reserve before as it is always packed. The restaurant is not cheap at all and their prices are relatively high. The food is great and so delicious. The service is equal to their looks.

1 Thank BespokeVoyage
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Elegant setting and nice service (although the waiter kept trying to refill my wine glass for five times despite me telling I didnt want more). But the meal was far from the high standard italian food you would expect given the high prices. Spaghetti with bottarga were perfectly cooked but loaded with garlic and chili which completely covered the bottarga... More 

1 Thank Corrado_foodpasha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Always a great treat to come hear. Fancy people and great food. At the moment it is truffle time so make sure to try one of their truffle dishes. Mine (see above) was amazing.

Thank Mreckling
Istanbul, Turkey
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

* Papermoon is an upscale Italian restaurant next to a prominent shopping mall in Istanbul * Food is tasty but expensive * Tha restaurant was not crowded on the Sunday evening we visited and service was prompt * Waiters helpful and friendly * Downside there was a table with small children who were noisy. A restaurant with this reputation should... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food in the famous paper moon restaurant All customers are high so locals wanting some privacy from the curious people Well dressed people as casual ( board shirts and tongues ) are not allowed This restaurant is very busy on the outdoor section so book early .

Thank PhilChina
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place was awesome! Amazing service and great crowd. The food is scepticular. Wine selection is fantastic. One of my favourites in Istanbul

Thank Emre S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Delicious Pasta and Pizza . very nice ambiance . one of the best Italian restaurant in istanbul . nice atmosphere .

Thank Sinan K
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

a nice well decorated restaurant. Food is excellent .service very professional worth a visit wine selection nice

1 Thank Yosef L
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Papermoon has a character. If you want to be with top elite in Istanbul or next to shareholders/family members of business tycoons, this is the place by far. A bit old decoration, dimmed lighting and arrogant ambience. Please go there with someone that waiters know. Otherwise you will feel subordinated immediately. For hosting executive visitors it is best selection in... More 

1 Thank Zafer S
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Papermoon is one of the few select locations in Istanbul; after two decades it is still the best food and ambiance combination in town. We had wonderful red wine, with Italian entrees followed by meat and pizza; all awesome. Service was exemplary, although it was an irregular hour. Thank you.

2 Thank YalcinTrana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$90
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adnan Saygun Cad. Akmerkez Residence Entrance.No:224 | Akmerkez AVM- Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 282 1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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