Istanbul Restaurants

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  • 1. NAR Restaurant

    $$$ | The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Turkish

    Focused on preserving traditional, authentic recipes from around Turkey, NAR ("Natural and Regional") Restaurant is located on the top floor...Read More

  • 2. Çorlulu Ali Paşa Medresesi

    $ | The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Turkish

    Just off the main road between Çemberlitaş and the Grand Bazaar, the courtyard of this café has a tea and water pipe garden that is quite an...Read More

  • 3. Darüzziyafe Restaurant

    $$ | The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Turkish

    The former soup kitchen of the Süleymaniye Camii has been returned to its original use, serving traditional zeytinyağlı (vegetables cooked...Read More

  • 4. Fes Café

    $ | The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Café

    Squeezed into a former market stall in the heart of the Grand Bazaar, the small kitchen at Fes Café turns out simple sandwiches, salads, excellent...Read More

  • 5. Hamdi Restaurant

    $$ | The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Turkish

    This longtime grill house is an Istanbul institution, with its huge selection of kebabs, as well as appetizers like mini lahmacun (thin flatbread...Read More

  • 6. Tarihi Subaşı Lokantası

    $ | The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Turkish

    Hidden away down an unpromising-looking side street near the Sirkeci tram stop, this friendly lokanta (a hotel also offering food) has been...Read More

  • 7. Vefa Bozacısı

    $ | The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Turkish

    Popular in the Ottoman era, boza is a mildly alcoholic drink (about 1%) made from fermented millet, water, and sugar. As thick as applesauce...Read More

  • 8. Borsa Lokantası

    $ | The Bazaar Quarter and Environs | Turkish

    This simple spot is part of a small chain of self-service, cafeteria-style eateries that has been in business since 1927 and it continues to...Read More

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