Panoramic Restaurant, 7th floor, Adamar Hotel, 47 Yerebatan Caddesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul. +90 212 511 1936. Rooftop restaurant offering a panoramic view of the dome of Hagia Sophia, the minarets of the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, the Princes Islands, the Bosphorous, and the Marmara Sea in all its splendour and beauty. email Virtual tour
The Byzantium Hotel Terrace Restaurant, Akbiyik Caddesi, No29, 3400 Sultanahmet, Istanbul. + 90 212 458 6200 04 Magnificent dining views of the Marmara Sea, Blue Mosque, Santa Sophia Museum and the historical old city. email
Panorama Restaurant, Istiklal Caddesi, Taksim Square, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437. +90 212 251 4696. Dining facilities throughout the hotel with stunning views of Istanbul. Mon to Sat 7pm–11.30pm. Piano Mon to Sat 8.30pm–10.30pm.
360 Istanbul, Misir Apt. Kat 8, No: 311, Istiklal Caddesi, Beyoglu, +90 212 251 1042 Restaurant/Bar by day later nightlife scene.
Tash Konak Hotel, Kucuk Ayasofya Street, 5 Tomurcuk Sokak, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400. +90 212 518 2882. Located in Sultan Ahmet very close to Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) and Aya Sofia. Good views from the rooftop cafe.
Rast Hotel, Binbirdirek Mah. 6 Klodferar Caddesi, Old City Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400. At this perfectly located hotel, you can enjoy your breakfast every morning while admiring the spectacular rooftop views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus and Princes' Islands.
Albatross Restaurant and Bar, Albatross Premier Hotel, Kucuk Ayasofya Mah, 1 Cayroglu Sokak, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122. +90 212 458 7160. Offering two restaurants, one with stunning panoramic views of the city from the rooftop terrace.
The Sarnic, 26 Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400. +90 212 518 2323. Luxury and boutique hotel is ideally located in the heart of Sultanahmet Rooftop
Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul, Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi, 5 Kapiagasi Sokak, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400. +90 212 458 0760. Roof terrace for breakfast, snacks and drinks you have fantastic views of the Bosphorus, the Blue Mosque and the City.
Antique, Cankurtaran Mah., 40 Akbiyik Caddesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul. Great views.
Yusuf Pasa Konagi Hotel, 40 Cankurtaran Caddesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122. See the Asian side of Istanbul, whilst dining in the hotel's rooftop restaurant.
Artefes Hotel Istanbul, Kugukayasofya Caddesi, Gayiroglu, Istanbul 34400. +90 212 516 5863. Rooftop.
Leb-i Derya bar-restaurant, Richmond, 227 Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul. +90 212 293 4989. Mon to Thurs 4pm-2am. Fri 4pm-3am. Sat 10am-3am. Sun 10am-2am.
Imbat Restaurant, Orient Express Hotel, Istanbul. +90 212 520 7161. Views of two continents, the Bosphorus, Bosphorus Bridge, Galata Tower, Beyoglu and Taksim Hills, Golden Horn, Galata and Kumkapi Bridge, Topkapi Palace, Palace's Garden Gulhane Park and Hagia Sophia. Service: 12 noon-1am. Lunch & Dinner: 12 noon-10pm. Open all year around, both indoor & outdoor sections. email
Armada, 24 Ahirkapi Sokak, Cankuratan, Eminonu, Istanbul 34122. +90 212 455 4455. The two rooftop restaurants, one open and one atrium-style, offer magnificent views of the area.
Zinhan, 5th floor, Stork Jewelery Building, 2-5 Ragipgümüspala Caddesi, Eminönü, Istanbul 34116. +90 212 512 4275. The rooftop restaurant has magnificent views over the Bosphorus. Next to the piers by the Galata Bridge. email
Hamdi, 17 Tahmis Caddesi, Kalc In Sokok, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey. +90 21 2528 0390.
Lokanta at NuTeras, Asmali Mescit Mh., 149 Mesrutiyet Caddesi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Türkiye. +90 212 245 6070. Near Pera Palas Hotel, Lokanta is one of Istanbul's hotspots. The restaurant moves to the rooftop in summer months. Sunset time offers the best rooftop dining views of the changing colors over Golden Horn. MAP
Leb-i Derya bar restaurant, Kumbaraci Yokusu, Kumbaraci Is Hani, 57/6 Tünel, Beyoglu, Istanbul. +90 212 293 4989. Mon to Thurs 4pm-2am. Fri 4pm-3am. Sat 10am-3am. Sun 10am-2am.
360, Istiklal Caddesi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34330. +90 212 251 1042. For the pinnacle spot to take in the exotic sights and sounds of Istanbul, check out 360. Amazing panoramic views going from St. Antoine's church, across the Hagia Sofia, to the Sea of Marmara.
Mikla Restaurant, The Marmara Pera, Asmali Mescit Mh., 15 Mesrutiyet Caddesi, Tepebasi, Istanbul 34430. +90 212 293 5656. Rooftop restaurant in the heart of the old city with its outstanding view including a birdseye view of the main historical peninsula on the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. email
Besinci Kat, Siraselviler Caddesi, 7 Soganci Sokak, Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul. +90 212 293 3774. Restaurant and bar.
Konak, Bereket Zade Mah., 2 Haci Ali Sokak, Kuledibi, Beyoglu, Istanbul. +90 212 252 5346. Panoramic views over the Galata Tower, the Golden Horn, the five hills of old Istanbul and the Bosporus.
Litera, 32 Yeniçarsi Caddesi, Galatasaray, Beyoglu, Istanbul. +90 212 292 8947. On the top floor of the Goethe Institute. Good view.
Endem TV Tower, Beylikdüzü, Istanbul. Revolving restaurant is 154 meters above ground.
Gaja Roof, 16th floor, Swissôtel The Bosporus, 2 Bayildim Caddesi, Maçka, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357. +90 212 326 1100 or 3305. Breathtaking view with the timeless silhouette of Istanbul and a sky that takes on all shades of blue. 7pm–10.30pm. email
Vogue Restaurant and Bar, 13th floor, A Block, 92 Akaretler Süleyman Seba Caddesi, Akaretler, Istanbul. +90 212 227 4404. An exciting blend of delicious sushi bar, hot spot for night life and Turkish restaurant with three terraces on the top floor of the BJP plaza near The Ritz and SwissOtel. The superb view is something to marvel at. Mon to Sat 12 noon-3pm, 7pm-12 midnight. Sun 10am-4pm, 6pm-11pm. Spor Caddesi, BJK Plaza A Blok Kat:13 Akaretler,
Hotel Butik Star, 37 Siraselviler Caddesi, Istanbul 34437. +90 212 252 70 70 Rooftop Terrace Restaurant with a magnificent view of the Bosphorus. Near Taksim Square.
360 Istanbul East Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul, Caferaga Mh Albay F Sozdener Cd 31, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey 34710. +90 216 542 4344 Daily from 12 noon. Sun to Thurs till 2am. Fri & Sat till 4am.
Rooftop Infinity Pool & Bar, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul, Caferaga Mh Albay F Sozdener Cd 31, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey 34710. +90 216 542 4344 Daily 7am-7pm.
Feriye Restaurant and Bar, 40 Çiragan Caddesi, Ortaköy, Istanbul 34347. +90 212 227 2216.
Banyan, Muallim Naci Caddesi, D 3 Salhane Sokak, Ortakoy, Istanbul. +90 212 259 9060
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