Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and Show submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
The food was good and the service was excellent. We only see Belly dancers on Movies and on TV. It was much better to have seen the whole show live!! The dancers was very professional and the movement was very gracefully rendered. Every body was quite at times and was very much focus on the dancers. The folk dancers was very entertaining to watch.Reviewed by: Roberto A T, April 2013
My 18 year old son and I had a delightful evening. There was a mix of traditional folk dancing from a variety of ethnic groups as well as a stand up comedian at the end of the evening. The entertainment was tasteful and engaging for both teenagers and adults.
The food was not as creative as some smaller restaurants in Istanbul but was tasty and of adequate quality.
The most satisfying aspect of our evening was our waiter who gave extensive attention to me an my son and made us feel that we were having dinner at a relatives house rather than at a mass dinner for cruise ship travelers. I should note that while I was initially concerned about Viator reviews saying that "small groups were put in the back of the room" when we arrived at the restaurant we were planed no more than 8 - 10 feet from the stage. In summary we beleive that it was a fun night out.
This restaurant was fabulous. The service was excellent and the staff really seemed happy to make our dinner an enjoyable one. Belly dancers and entertainers were great, we really enjoyed this evening!Reviewed by: Martha W, March 2013
Our table was behind a huge pole, so we only saw half the show. The people in front of us kept standing up to take pictures, blocking the other half, despite repeated requests from us and the staff for them to sit down. The belly dancers were great; the folk dancers looked like they were bored out of their minds the whole time. The singer was adequate at best. The sound guy was terrible - the music kept cutting in and out. One of the belly dancers was left standing in an awkward silence for 2 minutes. The food was good, but my husband is allergic to dairy and corn, and (despite being asked to provide an appropriate meal for him) every course had something in it that he couldn't eat. We had to stop on the way home to get him some food he could eat.Reviewed by: kitkatkate, April 2013
The people who picked us up were a waste they just drove us there and talked to each other in Turkish .i thought they would explain a little of what we were passing along the way. The dinner and show was good but not worth 160 USD I would not recommend it to anyone to take the tour.Reviewed by: cheryl k, February 2013