Leblon

Price guide: Mid-range

General Yazgan Sokak, Tünel Geçidi İş Hanı 3/A, Asmalımescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Price guide: Mid-range

Leblon

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#10 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Singles, Nightlife, People watching, Trendiness

Expert review of Leblon

Casually stylish eatery with a broad, well-executed menu.

Made famous in Turkish director Cağan Irmak’s popular 2008 romance “Issız Adam,” Leblon doesn’t really need the star power as a draw – its food, atmosphere, and service all stand up well on their own.

Food and drink: 

All too often, when I see a menu in Istanbul that draws from many cuisines, the food is likely to disappoint, but Leblon’s chefs seem to successfully merge Turkish, Italian, Asian, and other influences with ease. The bar has a good wine list.

Recommended dishes: 

The mixed shish kebab is the most popular starter, but I like the trio of samosas, with fillings ranging from traditional ground beef to one made from caramelised onions, Roquefort cheese, walnuts, and spinach. Grilled meats and fish are always well-prepared, and the warm chocolate soufflé is a don’t miss for dessert.

Ambience: 

The exposed-brick interior, with low arches creating a sense of separation between different parts of the restaurant, is attractive and intimate, good for a date or a lingering conversation. Late on Friday and Saturday nights, there’s more of a nightclub vibe.

Service: 

Service is pleasingly attentive without being overbearing.

Location: 

Leblon is set amidst one of Istanbul’s most bustling nightclub and restaurant districts.

Price advice: 

Main courses range from 15 lira for the cheapest pasta to 35 lira for the most expensive beef dish.

More information on Leblon:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Asian, International, Italian, Turkish
Address:
General Yazgan Sokak, Tünel Geçidi İş Hanı 3/A, Asmalımescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Telephone:
0212 252 86 36
Website:
http://www.11leblon.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Sun-Thurs 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat 10am-2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Leblon? Would you recommended it?