Istanbul Restaurants

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  • 1. Çiya

    $$ | Asian Side | Turkish

    Three no-frills branches on the same street comprise one of Istanbul's most popular foodie destinations, and the reputation is well deserved...Read More

  • 2. Giritli

    $$$$ | Sultanahmet | Seafood

    Popular with locals and visitors alike, Giritli offers a prix-fixe multicourse dinner menu of well-prepared Cretan specialties that includes...Read More

  • 3. Gram

    $$ | Beyoglu | Turkish

    Opened in Şişhane by the chef-owner of Lokanta Maya, Didem Şenol, this casual restaurant and bakery is a delightful place to stop for breakfast...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Lokanta Maya

    $$$ | Karaköy | Turkish

    At her highly regarded restaurant, New York–trained chef Didem Şenol offers what could be called "nouvelle Turkish" cuisine, based on seasonal...Read More

  • 6. Mikla

    $$$$ | Beyoglu | Contemporary

    With sleek, contemporary decor and a stunning 360-degree view of Istanbul from its perch on the top floor of the 18-story Marmara Pera Hotel...Read More

  • 7. Münferit

    $$$ | Beyoglu | Turkish

    Owner Ferit Sarper's menu gives traditional meyhane fare a twist that's as contemporary as the upscale surroundings, creating dishes that are...Read More

  • 8. Müzedechanga

    $$$$ | Bosphorus | Eclectic

    A beautiful, lush setting just a stone's throw from the Bosphorus, a Mediterranean-inspired menu, and a sophisticated ambience makes this restaurant...Read More

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Nicole

    $$$$ | Beyoglu | Mediterranean

    Young French-trained chefs Kaan Sakarya and Aylin Yazıcıoğlu have quickly earned a reputation as among the best in town since opening Nicole...Read More

  • 11. Yeni Lokanta

    $$$ | Beyoglu | Turkish

    Rising chef Civan Er (formerly of Müzedechanga) puts a unique and contemporary twist on traditional Turkish dishes, using ingredients sourced...Read More

  • 12. Abracadabra

    $$$$ | Arnavutköy | Eclectic

    Abracadabra opened in 2008 and has quickly become a hit with Istanbul foodies. Using ingredients that are natural, local, and seasonal—consequently...Read More

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