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Top food in Istanbul: are these restaurants from Zagat at all accurate?

Apr 18th, 2005, 02:59 AM
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Top food in Istanbul: are these restaurants from Zagat at all accurate?

Seasons
Tevkifhane Sokak 1
Istanbul, Turkey
(011-90) 212-638-8200
Istanbul Mediterranean

Körfez
Körfez Caddesi 78
Istanbul, Turkey
(011-90) 216-413-4314
Istanbul Turkish

Laledan
Çiragan Caddesi 32
Istanbul, Turkey
(011-90) 212-258-3377
Istanbul Mediterranean

Ulus 29
Yol Sokagi 1
Istanbul, Turkey
(011-90) 212-265-6181
Istanbul

Develi
Gümü Yüzük Sokak 7
Istanbul, Turkey
(011-90) 212-529-0833

I know for NYC Zagat is fairly good, it's not all tourist places. Does anyone know if these are good in Istanbul?
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Apr 19th, 2005, 02:51 AM
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Anyone?

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Apr 19th, 2005, 04:56 AM
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http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=30810

here's a thread about Istanbul restaurants on Egullet.com....hope it helps
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Apr 29th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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can't testify as to the first 4 on the zagat list but, having just returned from istanbul 2 weeks ago, i can tell you that develi was the only restaurant in which we ate twice during our week's stay. the selection of mezes was astounding. the waiter brought out a large tray and we just pointed. having overindulged outselves on THOSE, we only had room to split a single entree between us - chicken kebaps - which was more than enough. we skipped dessert but did have turkish coffee at the end. having just gotten my credit card statement, i looked at what we had paid for our absolutely delicious (and huge) meal. would you believe $38??

by the way, develi, along with many other restaurants in istanbul puts a small charge on the bill for bread as well as the small dishes of pickles and peppers that the waiter immediately deposits. nothing outrageous, just so you know, but if it's not for you, ask for them to be removed without charge.
 
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:30 AM
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Thanks!

I usually just like to ask the locals where they go, but I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss any restaurants that are especially worthwhile. Develi sunds great.
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Apr 30th, 2005, 05:18 AM
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I haven't been, but I'm planning a trip myself so I'm interested in the answers.

You might try posting this question on the chowhound.com international board.
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