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Hidiv Kasri, Istanbul: 1 reviews and 5 photos

We celebrated our second wedding anniversary in Hidiv Kasri. This used to be the mansion of the Ottoman Governor of Egypt during the empire. The building itself is contemporary for its time and the first elevator in Istanbul was built inside. It is also the first building to use electricity. The restaurant is located on the first floor. Unfortunately, you can't see the fantastic view of Bosphorus from any part of the restaurant due to the trees surrounding the area. Examples of Ottoman cuisine shape up the menu. The portions are small and the prices are quite expensive, but the meals are delicious. We came here hoping to enjoy the view while having our dinner which was impossible, but we had the surprise at the end of it. The waiter told us that we can go up the tower using the elevator and enjoy the great view for a while. It requires advance permission and everybody is not allowed so I suggest you especially indicate that it is a special occasion like our wedding anniversary and you can go to the top of the building. You can also take a small peek at the governor's bedroom and bathroom. There are sunday brunches organised here, but since it will be crowded I don't think you will be allowed to go up. A dinner during the weekdays will be a better choice.

Favorite Dish: Pasa Boregi, Piruhi Manti, Beyzade Bonfile, Visneli Ekmek Kadayifi

Address: Cubuklu Korusu Cubuklu Yolu No:32 Beykoz
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: 0216 413 96 64
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 3
Theme: Local
Website: http://www.beltur.com.tr/tum-koskler.asp

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 25, 2010
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