Rooftops are ideal for watching sunrise and sunset. You will not find it hard to find a pleasant rooftop to bath your eyes with the sight of the sun in Istanbul, as there are countless hills, towers, and plazas. They offer you a view that you cannot usually see by walking on the narrow streets of Istanbul. Rooftops are also known as gardens near the sky. These rooftops, some of which are designed as modern and some as authentic, are ideal for having a pleasant time. Today, we will look at one of the best rooftop restaurants in Istanbul.

Best Rooftop Restaurants

Every country and almost every province has rooftop restaurants. However, the beauty that each city offers you is different. Istanbul is very diverse in this regard. Because rooftop restaurants here have the advantage of the Bosphorus, it provides the opportunity to see the whole city with its 360-degree terraces. Most of these restaurants also offer music services and various cuisines with drinks. Some terraces only serve as bars. 

Snog Roof Bar /Beyoğlu

This bar stands out with its alcoholic or non-alcoholic options with its Galata Tower view. They offer table service. You will also have the chance to sit outdoors and indoors. While you're here, don't forget to visit Beyoğlu and take many photos.

Vogue /Beşiktaş

You may be used to seeing this name on magazine covers. However, you have now learned that it is a restaurant with one of the most magnificent views of Istanbul. You can taste the dishes of the world cuisine accompanied by the Bosphorus view. Opened in 1997, this place pleases its customers with its different atmosphere. In addition, Turkey's first and only molecular cocktail menu is offered in this restaurant and bar.

Gaja ROOF /Besiktas

This roof is located on the 16th floor of Swissotel the Bosphorus. It is ideal for eating and drinking while enjoying the Bosphorus view. The chef of the restaurant has many awards. This chef named William Mahi fascinates customers with his specialties. The artist presents dishes with both innovative and original designs. How many times do you get the chance to eat made by an award-winning chef? We have to say that some dishes are a bit expensive. For this reason, we recommend that you do not order without looking at the menu.

Le Fumoir / Karakoy

Located in Karaköy, this place serves its customers with indoor and outdoor areas. It is possible to dine with jazz music on the terrace on the upper floor. It also stands out with its cocktails. The rooftop is mainly known for its drinks. The restaurant section offers French dishes in front of you. What else can one expect from a place that even has a French name!

360 Istanbul/ Beyoglu

360 Istanbul is a bar with many international awards. It is located on the top floor of the historical Mısır Apartment. It allows you to see the whole of Istanbul. What a wonderful experience to see Istanbul from every angle! In the restaurant part, there are various dishes from the world and Turkish cuisine. Rich, alcoholic beverages, especially wines, stand out on the menu. On the weekend, it becomes just a place of entertainment. Programs are organized with the participation of world-famous artists and DJs.

VUE Rooftop / Atakoy

It is suitable for those who want to eat sushi while watching the sunset view. It makes its customers happy with its beautiful view. It stands out with various fish dishes and has an extensive drink menu.

Spago / Sisli

Combining the view of Maçka Park and the Bosphorus, Spago draws attention to its contemporary design. Rooftop, which is open all year, allows you to dine with music. It stands out with its high-quality champagnes as well as high-quality drinks. Since Istanbul is a place where celebrities go frequently, you should not forget to take your camera with you.

16 ROOF / Beşiktaş

Serving as a restaurant and bar, this place offers an environment where you can dine with live DJ performances. Since it has a Bosphorus view, it offers perfect pleasure both day and night.

Mesai Bar / Beyoğlu

Located in Galata, this bar offers views of the Golden Horn and the historical peninsula. It stands out with its cocktail varieties, appetizers, and snacks.

Balcony Restaurant Bar / Galata

It is a place you should definitely stop by when you go to İstiklal Street. It offers almost all dishes of world cuisine. Italian pizza is one of the most consumed dishes. Ideal for lunch or an afternoon snack. During these hours, jazz and calm music are usually played. There is a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. After dark, it offers funk, the 70s, 80s, and electro music.

Lebi Derya/ Beyoğlu

Although it is known as a tavern, it is one of the rooftop places that best introduces the city. It is a perfect rooftop with a view of the Bosphorus on one side and the Historical Peninsula. On the weekend there is only entertainment. Various styles of world music are played with the DJ performance. Weekdays are quieter. Since it was opened in 2002, it has started to be recognized in recent years. Their food is known to be delicious. In addition, each of the tables on the rooftop is prepared with the same care.

Frequently Asked Question

Where can I go for a fine dining experience in Istanbul?
You may prefer Istanbul's affluent areas, such as Etiler, Bebek, and others.
What do rooftop restaurants offer?
Aside from the breathtaking scenery, they serve the finest cuisine.
Are there vegetarian options in rooftop restaurants?
Like many other restaurants in Istanbul, rooftop restaurants also offer vegetarian options.
Where should I go for a romantic date?
For a romantic dinner, a rooftop restaurant with a view of the Bosphorus would be ideal.
What are the benefits of a rooftop restaurant in Istanbul?
Aside from the exceptional service, you'll be able to enjoy your meal while taking in the gorgeous night sky.
How long is the photoshoot experience?
The Rooftop Galata photoshoot typically lasts around 1 to 1.5 hours, allowing ample time to capture the perfect shots.
Can I choose the dress I'll wear during the shoot?
Absolutely, we offer a selection of elegant dresses to choose from, ensuring your attire complements the picturesque surroundings. For some dresses you need to pay extra.
Are the photographs and videos included in the package?
Yes, the package includes 10 professionally enhanced photographs and 2 expertly edited social media videos that encapsulate the magic of your experience. You will get all photos taken as softcopy also.