Top Best Rooftop Restaurants & Bars in Istanbul (2021 Insider Guide)

Last Updated on August 3, 2021

Istanbul is a fantastic city also renowned for its gastronomy and great landscape of the city. Here we have put together the perfect guide to the best rooftop restaurants and bars in Istanbul, to help you find out the perfect spots to dine & wine in the company of panoramic views of the city. You can both appreciate the excellent cuisine and the great views in these places.


If you are looking for the best rooftop restaurant and bar in Istanbul, than just scroll down to see our pick of them that best suit for you. Note that the rooftop restaurant and bar scene is not just for celebrities or rich travelers, there are options in Istanbul for every taste and budget.

Best Rooftop Restaurants & Bars in Istanbul

360Istanbul Restaurant & Bar – in Istiklal Street

360Istanbul is a famous roof-top restaurant, bar and night club located in 19th century apartment building overlooking the old embassy row in Beyoglu on the famous Istiklal Street.

Top Best Rooftop Restaurants & Bars in Istanbul (2021 Insider Guide)

It offers 360 degrees breathe taking views of Istanbul. 360 is open for lunch and dinner, offering a twist on the modern Turkish meze fused with the traditional Turkish cuisine and international cuisine as well as an exclusive wine selection. Many of the main courses are our original recipes again mixing Turkish and international influences coupled with an ingeniously engineered and extensive wine & dessert menu.

Address: Istiklal Street Misirr Apt. No: 163/8, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 251 10 42 – 43, +90 533 691 0 360
Web: 360istanbul.com



Spago Restaurant & Bar – in Nisantasi

Located in the Nisantasi neighborhood, close to Taksim, Spago is an iconic one, where master chef Wolfgang Puck maintains a cutting-edge role as a culinary force and leader in fine dining.

This rooftop restaurant & lounge combines the excellent views over the Macka Park and the Bosphorus with its unique contemporary design and lounge atmosphere. Spago offers an open terrace for all year-round. You can enjoy ambient music, signature cocktails, high-end spirits and fine champagne. This place is also a prime venue for celebrity spotting in Istanbul. (Can be expensive for budget travelers)

Address: The St. Regis Istanbul, Mim Kemal Öke Cad. No: 35, Nisantası
Tel: +90 212 368 08 08
Web: spago.thestregisistanbul.com/en


Mesai Bar – in Beyoglu

Mesai Bar is a great one located in the The Galata Istanbul Hotel MGallery By Sofitel, in Galata. You can enjoy cocktail varieties, snack drinks and delicious snacks with the great views of the Golden Horn and the historical peninsula.

Address: Arap Camii Mahallesi Bankalar Caddesi No:21, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 532 056 37 24


16Roof Swisshotel Restaurant & Bar – in Besiktas

Located in a unique place in Besiktas, at Swissotel, and overlooking the beautiful Bosphorus, the 16Roof terrace restaurant and bar is a fantastic place that guests can enjoy a delicious meal with live DJ performances in a vibrant atmosphere.

You can have the best “shisha” in the city while taking a sip of traditional Turkish coffee. (Can be expensive for budget travelers)


Address: Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. No:19, Macka, Besiktas
Tel: +90 212 326 11 00
Web: www.swissotel.com/hotels/istanbul/dining/16roof/


Mikla Restaurant & Bar – in Beyoglu

Mikla Restaurant is an award winning restaurant of Mehmet Gürs, located in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, the Chef-Owner who pioneered the contemporary restaurant scene in Istanbul on the roof top floor of the fashionable the Marmara Pera Hotel.

Mikla has excellent food, the new Anatolian Kitchen (traditional and true noble products are treated with utmost respect while being transformed with a blend of new and ancient techniques), breathtaking views and inspiring music.

Address: The Marmara Pera, Mesrutiyet Str. No:15, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 293 56 56
Web: miklarestaurant.com


Balkon Restaurant & Bar – in Asmalimescit, Beyoglu

Located in the Asmalimescit, near Istiklal Street, Balkon is one of the most unique rooftop restaurant & bars in Istanbul, with an excellent spectacular view of Istanbul’s historical peninsula. Balkon offers great menus from World cuisine, with snacks and Italian pizza, as well as great cocktails. You can have your lunch or afternoon snacks & spirits, in the company of jazz & soul music.

After dark, you can enjoy your evening in this cozy atmosphere on the terrace with good music and food. And later in the evening, you can enjoy the entertainment with swing, funk, 70s, 80s, soul, house, electro and funky house music.

Address: Sehbender sk. No:5 Kat 6, Asmali Mescid, Beyoglu
Tel: +90 212 293 20 52 ; +90 532 795 46 15
Web: www.balkonbeyoglu.com/eng


Backyard Restaurant & Bar – in Bebek, Besiktas

Backyard is situated in a fantastic gardens of the historic French Orphanage, in between the Arnavutkoy and Etiler neighborhoods of the Besiktas district. This is a lovely place overlooking the Bebek bay, where you can enjoy great food alongside refreshing drinks and cocktails.

They offer variety of egg dishes and Turkish platters for breakfast and brunch, and a selection of salads, pastas and entrées for lunch and dinner, at the Backyard. You can experience their Aperitivo hour tapas selection and enjoy cocktails or a glass of wine in the garden. And at the Backbar, you can enjoy your your drink with DJs transforming the place into a lively venue.


Address: Bebek Mah. Bebeköy Sk., No:4, Bebek, Istanbul
Tel: +90 532 131 74 04 backyard, +90 549 828 83 62 backbar
Web: backyard.com.tr


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