The Best Restaurants in Istanbul
Where to eat in Istanbul?
When we travel to a different city or country, the first thing we wonder about that region is the food culture and the first question that comes to our mind is “where to eat the best food”. This question is unmistakable. It has always attracted people's attention to taste local flavors unique to that region and to experience different food cultures. People with a developed palate and a passion for food travel privately, even just to experience the local flavors of different regions. In this article, whether you are travelling privately, living in Istanbul, or a foreigner who has travelled to Istanbul from abroad… We will list the most amazing restaurants in Istanbul where you can experience the most delicious Turkish and Ottoman flavors. Istanbul Bosphorus restaurants will also be on our list, as well as restaurants on the street, which are not very well known but offer magnificent tastes.
You bought an apartment in Istanbul, started your brand new life in one of the biggest metropolises of the world and are you curious about Turkish food culture? We list the best Turkish restaurants in Istanbul on our list. Of course, it is possible to find many more options and it is not possible to list them all in one article. If you're ready, let's move on to reading our list of the best restaurants in Istanbul.
1. Tugra Restaurant
A unique restaurant where Ottoman palace dishes are served in a real palace. Offering unique Ottoman cuisine flavors with perhaps the most sophisticated ambience among Istanbul Bosphorus restaurants, this restaurant also has a magnificent Bosphorus view. Whether you are living in Istanbul or are on a short trip, Tugra Restaurant is a restaurant with flavors that you should experience.
2. Feriye Restaurant
Feriye Restaurant, located in Beşiktaş, the most luxurious district of Istanbul, with a magnificent view of the Bosphorus, is an old restaurant that serves traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine. The meals served in the restaurant, which has been in service since 1995, are prepared with organic products and their menus are constantly changing according to the seasons. We think that you should definitely visit this restaurant, which offers rich flavours.
3. Haci Abdullah Restaurant
The restaurant, which has been serving traditional Turkish dishes since 1888, is in Beyoğlu. Haci Abdullah Restaurant, which fascinates visitors with its wide variety of food types, stands out, especially with its pickles and compotes. The restaurant, which is open seven days a week, serves as self-service. It is a restaurant that you should definitely stop by and experience the delicacies while visiting Beyoglu, one of the most famous touristic places in Istanbul.
4. Hunkar Restaurant
Hunkar Restaurant, which has been serving the most distinguished tastes of Turkish cuisine since 1950, has been served in Nisantasi. The menu of the restaurant is very rich and varied. It is almost impossible for someone who visits this place not to find a meal that suits their palate. We think that you should give this restaurant a chance while you are wandering around Nisantasi one of the most luxurious districts of Istanbul.
5. Matbah Restaurant
Located in the Historic Peninsula and serving traditional Turkish-Ottoman cuisine, the Matbah restaurant offers many palace dishes to its visitors. The Historic Peninsula, which is the most visited and visited location in Istanbul by tourists, is a place you should definitely stop by and experience traditional Ottoman palace dishes.
6. Asitane Restaurant
Bringing the best flavors of Ottoman palace cuisine to the present day, Asitane Restaurant welcomes its visitors right next to the Chora Museum, one of the most visited historical monuments in Istanbul. We recommend you visit Asitane Restaurant, one of the rarest restaurants in Istanbul where you can taste the tastes of Ottoman cuisine, and experience unique tastes.
7. Ficcin Restaurant
Located in Beyoglu, Ficcin Restaurant serves traditional flavors from Anatolian and Circassian cuisine. In the restaurant, which does not have a fixed menu, the food menus are determined daily. The restaurant, which has a unique menu that is different every day, mainly offers pastry delicacies.
8. Nevazen Turkish Cuisine
Serving prominent dishes of the local Turkish cuisine, Nevazen Turkish Cuisine welcomes its visitors in Umraniye. Serving seven days a week, the restaurant serves traditional Turkish breakfast in the morning. The restaurant, which has a very rich menu, serves traditional Turkish cuisine during lunch and dinner hours.
9. Kanaat Restaurant
Serving since 1933, Kanaat Restaurant serves the best Turkish cuisine in Uskudar, on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. The restaurant, which has a good reputation, especially in pot dishes, offers a wide variety of dishes with 40 hot meals, 5 kinds of soup, 20 kinds of olive oil and 15 kinds of desserts daily. We strongly recommend you visit the restaurant, which offers unique tastes where you can find traditional Turkish dishes.
10. Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrasi
Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrasi, which was put into service in Istanbul in 2009, opened new branches in a short time with the magnificent local flavors it serves and in various centers of Istanbul. There are world-famous names among the visitors of the restaurant, which offers regional dishes unique to Turkey's Hatay region.
11. Galeyan Restaurant
Welcoming the visitors with its magnificent location in the heart of Istanbul, Galeyan Restaurant serves traditional Anatolian cuisine. Galeyan Restaurant, which is shown as one of the best representatives of Anatolian cuisine, offers a wonderful experience to traditional Turkish cuisine lovers with its rich menu.
Offering unique tastes of Anatolian cuisine, Seraf Restaurant welcomes taste lovers in Bagcilar. The restaurant offers unique dishes from seasonal vegetables and fruits. To taste the most delicious dishes of Turkish Anatolian cuisine, you should definitely visit Seraf Restaurant serving in Bagcilar.
Located in Beyoglu, this restaurant belongs to a famous Turkish chef. It offers the modernized form of Turkish cuisine in the best way possible. It is possible to find unique tastes of Turkish cuisine in the restaurant, which offers fresh and quality meals with its menu that changes every season. Located in the Galata district, the restaurant offers a pleasant experience with its unique Istanbul view.
14. Zennup 1844 Fisekhane
In Istanbul Fisekhane, there is the option of Zennup 1844 tasting menu, which offers the unique tastes of Turkish cuisine, and the opportunity to taste most of the flavors in the restaurant. The atmosphere of the restaurant, whose portion is quite large and satisfying, also allows you to have a unique experience. Zennup 1844 is one of the restaurants that you must visit and taste unique Turkish flavors during your visit to Istanbul.
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