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Borsa Lokantasi

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Istiklal Caddesi 14, Istanbul, Turkey
0 212 292 40 71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Great Food, came here three times till now after a long stay in istanbul. Healthy home-made food. No need for fast food when travelling and not cooking, Borsa is here :)

Thank نهى خ
Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

borsa self service restaurant had the best selection of freshly cooked food and sweets iskandar kabab was my favorite also salmon and the burgol.. oh and the simple pasta with sweet peppers it was so yummy i tried the eggplant it wasn't my best choice not to forget the best price ever very convenient great location is a plus! and... More 

Thank Rasha S
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

This is a nice and cheap (self-service) restaurant that specializes in traditional Turkish dishes. And it's located a perfect place on Istiklal Avenue.

Thank dimostenis1
Istanbul, Turkey
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256 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

This small self-service place doesn't even look like a restaurant but you may end up eating one of your very best Turkish meals in Istanbul at a very reasonable price. It is actually a branch of a very good and respectable restaurant with the same name, near the Hilton Hotel. They have a variety of dishes, from soup to meat... More 

Thank Nesligul D
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

it's a good chance to try turkish foods for good value. not expensive at all if you compare with others in same area. size of the meals are big enough and you can also drink beer or vine with 'doner kebab'.

2 Thank Riguerra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

I visited two branches during my stay. Four times the Eminönü branch (near my hotel), once the Beyoglu branch. Both places are not for those who wish to have a romantic dinner. They are both self service. Don't worry if you don't understand the Turkish names of the dishes. The English translations are also mentioned for tourists, but the times... More 

Thank PenkiArnhem
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

Although the location is beautiful and the service impeccable, the food was not particularly exciting. Both pasta dishes we tried were overcooked and and imbalanced. It is a fairly expansive restaurant but was nearly empty during our visit...and after our meal i understood why.

1 Thank Ben G
Bolu, Turkey
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130 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Borsa is a chain of luxury restaurants serving authentic food with an enormous culinary background. Beyoğlu branch is a budget version lacking table service but offering almost the same top quality dishes from the counter. There are more than 2000 cafes and restaurants around, but this is one of the few I visit regularly. I absolutely recommend this. Everyday they... More 

Thank Tamer H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

Concierge at the hotel recommended this and it didn't dissapoint, amazing bread, great starters, mains and the best baclava i have ever tasted. Really good value for money.

Thank rosie_bware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Great food and great view. Have been here several times and food really is top notch

Thank dhaigh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istiklal Caddesi 14, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: 0 212 292 40 71

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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