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Chilai

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Bebek Mah. Cevdet Pasa Cad. No. 60, Istanbul, Turkey
263 6315
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and atmosphere important as people have pointed out that this turns into a nightclub in the evening which can either be a pro or a con depending on what you want. The food was good and service as well. Would recommend the starters especially which was a meal in themselves.

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Thank Anders S
London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for friends 'rehearsal dinner' sort of thing, unfortunately had a few issues with food being brought at different times (due to broken plates and some confusion with a waiter) which is such a shame for such an expensive restaurant - also some dishes were huge and others tiny despite being same price, and EVERYONE had a problem with the... More 

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Thank GeorgieFussell
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food is incredible and the view is stunning. A bit pricey but really worth it. Two orders didn't come out at the same time as the rest of the food but they apologised as they said the plates were dropped in the kitchen, those orders came out as we were all finishing which was a shame. I had the... More 

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Thank Gareth J
The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

If you like to be at a posh place. This is the place to be. Next to the stunning view this place has an excellent menu and drinks.

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Thank Ay N
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

It was a long trip from our hotel to Chilai and I and my friend were a little wary in the beginning. We weren't sure if we did the right thing as there were several places along the coastline that looked very inviting. As we stepped inside the restaurant, we were immediately convinced we made the right decision. First of... More 

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Thank Nouel75
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Declious fine dining restaurant in istanbul. Service is spectacular.. I recommend this place very much..

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Thank JJM_Jr13
Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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106 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

True a great terrace but no service menu doesn't fit such a nice place... And the worst they charge you service and beg for a tip lol

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Thank haleem2015
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We went there for some drinks in the nighttime so I can't really say anything about the food since we didn't eat . It is kinda an upper class place as we realized, fancy cars that was driving/ stopping by so it was obviously that this neighbourhood was one of the posh areas in the town.

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Thank sevilaxxy
Seal Beach, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Love CHILAI. For its location on one of the most gorgeous spot on Bosphorus, the atmosphere to chill and relax and some good food. The views are mesmerizing.. While in Istanbul, very often come there for breakfast as well. Chilay breakfast plate is superb. Also, for lunch or dinner there are some of my fav as Burrata cheese appetizer and... More 

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Thank OSultana
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Chilai has the best location and view at the Bosphorus. A place with a great atmosphere and wine list that you should try for sure.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, American, Bar, International, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bebek Mah. Cevdet Pasa Cad. No. 60, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 263 6315

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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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