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  • İskele Meydanı 28 Map It
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Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Named after the massive sycamore tree growing through the center of the restaurant and shading the upstairs terrace, Çınaraltı ("under the sycamore") has been in business for three decades in the same spot on Ortaköy's waterfront square. With its relaxed service, spacious feel, and simple decor, it has remained refreshingly unpretentious and reasonably priced in a neighborhood known increasingly for its trendiness. The spring roll–like fish pastry (balık böreği) is a highlight among the wide but otherwise fairly standard selection of meze, while fish is mainly served grilled or fried (make sure the price quoted is per fish or serving, not per kilo). The meatballs are popular with those who don't like fish.

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İskele Meydanı 28, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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Published 07/06/2016


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