Istanbul Restaurants

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  • 1. Kantin

    $$ | Nisantasi | Turkish

    A sort of Turkish Alice Waters, Şemza Denizsel finds the freshest ingredients for her daily menus, written on chalkboards, that feature simply...Read More

  • 2. Casita

    $$ | Nisantasi | Turkish

    This charming little restaurant, established 30 years ago and now one of several branches in Istanbul and Bodrum, is best known for its mantı...Read More

  • 3. Corvus Bite & Bistro

    $$ | Besiktas | International

    The tasty, distinctive fare (“hummus” made with green peas and mint, risotto with Jerusalem artichokes, or salmon with orange juice–infused...Read More

  • 4. Gile

    $$$$ | Besiktas | Contemporary

    In upscale Akaretler row, Gile is helmed by two rising chefs whose avant-garde Turkish cuisine incorporates sophisticated gastronomic techniques...Read More

  • 5. Hatay Antakya Mutfağı

    $ | Besiktas | Turkish

    This tiny restaurant turns out dishes with big flavors from Turkey’s southeast: spicy kebabs (including regional specialities like Arap kebabı...Read More

  • 6. Sıdıka

    $$ | Besiktas | Turkish

    An unassuming local favorite not far from posh Akaretler Row and downtown Beşiktaş, Sıdıka offers stellar Aegean-influenced starters and fish...Read More

  • 7. Banyan

    $$$$ | Nisantasi | Asian

    Until recently Istanbul's vibrant dining scene was sorely lacking in Asian food, which is why Banyan's arrival in 2003 was so welcome. The restaurant...Read More

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