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15 Best Places with Great View of İstanbul & Bosphorus according to Foursquare Users

İstanbul has the world’s pearl necklace: The Bosphorus. Thank’s to its geographical structure, the city has many hills and valley’s and Golden Horn around the Bosphorus which gives the chance to see this beauty from different angles. 

Istanbul is one of the richest cities in terms of restaurants, hotels, cafe’s bars, teahouses and leisure places. There are many cheap and expensive places all around and most of them have great views of İstanbul. So preparing a list without the price category would be very hard, also the popularity will be other criteria because there are always some hidden places still waiting to get popular. The list from Foursquare useres are mixed with cafes, bars restaurants, hotels which have amazing view.

1. Leb-i Derya

Leb-i Derya Cafe Bar istanbul
Leb-i Derya Cafe Bar Istanbul
Foursquare point: 9.2
Address: Kumbaracı Ykş. No:57/6 Tünel, Beyoğlu (İstiklal Cad. No:227 Beyoğlu), Istanbul, Istanbul
Bar · Şahkulu ·
Tips and reviews:

Liam R.Liam Rutter: Stunning views of the City and Bosphorus. Great food. Very large portions. Book at least a week ahead to get a table by the window.

Damien B.Damien Bénazet: Outstanding view !! The location is great and the food very nice and staff alright. Very good drinks and cocktails at the bar anytime in the evening/night. I highly recommend the bosphorus martini.

Hamidreza B.Hamidreza Badamaki: Beer was great,view was wonderful and I had best time with great freind👍👍👍

 2. Sunset Grill & Bar

Sunset Grill - Bar - İstanbul Bosphorus
Sunset Grill – Bar – İstanbul Bosphorus

Foursquare point: 9.4
Address: Kuruçeşme Mah. Yol Sok. No:2 Ulus (Ulus Parkı), Beşiktaş, Istanbul Restaurant · Kuruçeşme ·

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Tips and reviews:

🎀 D.🎀 Do, or do not-there is no try: Very romantic atmosphere, great view and super tastey food! Absolutely recommend!

💎 Funda A. 💎💎 Funda A. 💎: Sunset offers one of the best Bosphorus views.. The menu has both modern & classic dishes. Delicious foods, good music and service… should exprience İt..

Alvaro P.Alvaro P.: One of the best views, if not the best, you can get from the Bosphorus, mixed with Turkish/sushi menu and a terrace perfect for summer times! Do not miss their kebab choices, delicious!

 3. Mikla

Mikla Restaurant and Bar with a great view of İstanbul Bosphorus and Golden Horn over Galata
Mikla Restaurant and Bar with a great view of İstanbul Bosphorus and Golden Horn over Galata
Foursquare Point: 9.1
Address: The Marmara Pera (Meşrutiyet Cad. Tepebaşı), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Restaurant · Asmalı Mescit ·
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Tips and reviews:

Brian O.Brian O: Was soooo amazing. Food, view, service – all perfection.

Katiussia P.Katiussia Paiva: The view of the terrace is amazing. The service, the food and the drinks are great. Order the beef as main course.

Arda A.Arda Aydın: An amazing view, great choice cocktails and nice selection of wine. Pretty much the best stop in Istanbul. Certainly not cheap but deserves it to the fullest. Friendly stuff. A must see.


 4. Galata Tower 

Breakfast at Galata Tower Restaurant and a guest Seagull
Breakfast at Galata Tower Restaurant and a guest Seagull
Foursquare point: 9.7
(Galata Kulesi)

Address: Bereketzade Mah. Büyük Hendek Cad. Galata, Beyoğlu, Istanbul – Historic Site · Bereketzade ·
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Tips and reviews:

AbhishekAbhishek: Awesome views of the old city. I would recommend visiting in the evening to take good photographs of the panoramic views of the city.

Emre Ç.Emre Çakıcıoğlu: Wandering around Galata tower’s narrow streets is as good as Galata tower’s amazing view

Alireza M.Alireza Mirzaeian: Absolutely gorgeous view of Istanbul! A great place to try!

5. Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus 

Foursquare Point: 9.6
28 Çırağan Cd. Beşiktaş (Çırağan Caddesi), Istanbul, Istanbul
Hotel · Beşiktaş · 324
Tips and reviews

SSK016SSK016: Amazing amazing amazing , view , service , staff , food and everything 💙💙💙

Kubra B.Kubra Basar: Always a pleasure to visit. Amazing view and good service.

Deema A.Deema Al-Zamil: Beautiful hotel, gorgeous gardens with views of Bosphorus 💓

 6. Vogue

Foursquare point: 9.1
Address: Akaretler Spor Cad. No:92 (BJK Plaza A Blok K:13), Istanbul, Istanbul
Lounge · Vişnezade ·
Tips and reviews 

Abdulrahman A.Abdulrahman Almutairi: chic restaurant and it has a wonderful view of Bosphorus, the sunset is wonderful and they have very nice sushi menu.

VogueBarTeam &.VogueBarTeam “: Award-winning bartenders, artisan cocktails, great bar menu, more wine options, the best view of istanbul and panoramic. Waiting you friendly service. Cheers ❗️

VogueBarTeam &.VogueBarTeam “: Delicious #cocktails 🍸🍹 Great #decoration 👌 good music 🔊 best view of town, perfect service. Cheers ❗️

Foursquare point: 9.4
Address: Bebek Mah. Cevdet Paşa Cad. No: 30, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Coffee Shop · Bebek ·
Tips and reviews

Badri M.Badri Mannap: very good place with fantastic view of Bosphorus…

Ramteen E.Ramteen Etemadi: Everything is amazing… the view, coffee, atmosphere and everything :)

Muhammad B.Muhammad Basheer: View is amazing! Get your coffee and watch the beautiful Bosphorus


Foursquare point: 9.0
Address: Cevdetpaşa Cad. No:69 Bebek, Beşiktaş, IstanbulCafé · Bebek ·
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Tips and reviews

Mohammed A.Mohammed Al Ruwaigh: Very nice atmosphere at night with nice view from the terrace

Busem E.Y.Busem E.Y.: one of the best breakfast places in town.view is so nice.prefer to sit outside.no booking so i recommend to be there before 11am for breakfast on weekend.Breakfast plate&Pancake with nutella is yummy

Marti B.Marti Balamir: Fantastic view! Try to sit in the balcony to enjoy the magnificent Bosphorus view.. The breakfast menu is enough for two. Also nice for lunch, dinner and drinks.. One of my favourites in Istanbul..

9. Ulus 29 


Foursquare point: 9.1
Address: Adnan Saygun Cad. Ulus Parkı İçi No:71/1 Ulus, Istanbul
Nightclub · Ulus · 372
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Tips and reviews

Dom G.Dom Graham: Good food, amazing view. Very cool.

Melissa E.Melissa Erdagi: Number 1 choice for fine dining turkish cuisine. Great food, phenomenal views.

Kaniye O.Kaniye Onat: Good food, good service, beautiful view of Bosphorus !

Foursquare point: 9.3
Address: Bebek Mah. Cevdetpaşa Cad. No:60, Istanbul, Istanbul
Lounge · Bebek ·
Tips and reviews 

Kaniye O.Kaniye Onat: Beautiful Bosphorus view and good food and of course not cheap

Sara A.Sara Ali: Great view; great for anytime from breakfast to lunch to dinner 👍🏼

Mim S.Mim Sin: Great view, beautiful for brunches. At night with less Bosporus view I don’t recommend. Eggs Benedict for brunch is awesome. Staff a bit uptight. This place can get a better chef or menu!!!

 11. Taksim Midpoint


Foursquare point: 9.1
Address: İstiklal Cad. No:187, Beyoğlu, Istanbul Restaurant · Tomtom ·
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Tips and reviews

Andrew H.Andrew Hyde: Fantastic view, great for coffee and lunch.

M K.M K: Great music! An amazing view on Bosphorus plus really delicious food. And WI FI!!!

Olga P.Olga Protassova: Make sure you go to their terrace with an amazing view of Bosphorus. Beautiful place, delicious food, very good service. Enjoyed our time there.

12. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul 

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is one of The 15 Best Places with Scenic Views in Istanbul.

Foursquare point: 9.6

Address: Yıldız Mah. Çırağan Cad. No:32, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Hotel · Yıldız ·
Tips and reviews

Sergei B.Sergei Borisov: Very good hotel. Very beautiful view on Bosphorus

Wassan M.Wassan M: I’ve stayed at the hotel during the new year days,, view is fantastic.. Staff are so professional.. breakfast is great, and the hotels taxi drivers are the best taxis in istanbul👍

Nezahat Y❤️💃🏽Nezahat Y❤️💃🏽: I’m in love with this amazing view of the Bosphorus! Just the best! Staff is very friendly, the bedrooms are clean.👍😍

13. Istanbul Modern

The Cafe of İstanbul Modern Museum with Bosphorus view in Karaköy - İstanbul
The Cafe of İstanbul Modern Museum with Bosphorus view in Karaköy – İstanbul

Foursquare point: 9.5
Address: (İstanbul Modern)
Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Antrepo No:4 Karaköy, Beyoğlu, Istanbul Art Museum · Kiliçali Paşa · 

Ahmed S.Ahmed Sabri: This place is awesome! Try the cafe great view and nice food!

GretaGreta: Very interesting to see local contemporary are. Playing it a bit save though. Nevertheless a delight and go for the restaurant with the amazing view :)

Daria L.Daria Lazovskaya: three awesome exhibitions going on right now, numerous video installations, restaurant with fantastic view to Golden Horn and Bosphorous. be sure to give it at least half a day! totally recommended!


14. Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

Conrad Hotel Bosphorus view
Conrad Hotel Bosphorus view
Foursquare point: 9.2
Address: Cihannüma Mah., Saray Cd. No:5, Beşiktaş, Beşiktaş, Istanbul – Hotel · Cihannüma ·
Tips and reviews

Pascal M.Pascal Mi: Nice room, cool view, excellent food

Semiha Ü.Semiha Ünal: For me one of the best places for meetings. In the end drinking someting at the terrace with good service and an amazing view

Tommy J.Tommy Jh: Love here! Great service, good view over Bosphorus(rooftop bar shouldn’t be missed👏), super comfy bed. Wish executive lounge is located in higher floor for the view:)


15. Swissôtel The Bosphorus

Swissotel The Bosphorus - Bosphorus view
Swissotel The Bosphorus – Bosphorus view

Foursquare point: 9.5
Address: Vişnezade Mah. Acısu Sok. No:19, Beşiktaş, Istanbul –Hotel · Vişnezade  
Click here to get directions via Google Maps

Tips and reviews

Gozde C.Gozde Carmikli: One of the best hotels in Istanbul.. Also the view of the bosphorus is amazing… Give it a shot..

Selin A.Selin Alkan: Amazing view ! You can say that , first they made the Swiss thn they built the bosphorous…love this place ❤03.11.2012

Mteto N.Mteto Nyati: Best views of the Bosphorus and great customer service.

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