Fodor's Expert Review Çınaraltı

$$$ The Bosphorus Turkish

In business for three decades on Ortaköy's waterfront square, unpretentious Çınaraltı ("under the sycamore") has a massive sycamore tree growing up through its center and shading its upstairs terrace. The balık böreği (a spring roll-esque fish pastry) is a highlight of the wide though fairly standard meze selection, and the fish is mainly served grilled or fried (make sure the price quoted is per fish or serving, not per kilo).

Turkish Lively Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

İskele Meydanı 28
Istanbul, Istanbul  Turkey


Known For:
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Reasonable prices
  • Traditional Turkish cuisine
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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