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This place started with the concept of a traditional esnaf lokantasi and added laid-back service and funky design and paying greater attention to the food. At night, it turns into a taverna.
Address : Kemankeş Caddesi 37, Karaköy, +90 212 292 4455,
Website, Open Mon-Sun 6am-midnight
An exemplar of the casually stylish restaurant model that has been trending in İstanbul for a few years now, Gümrük has a menu that changes each day according to what's fresh at the market. Dishes are often clever twists on classic Turkish street food – think beautifully presented pilafs, flavourful offal dishes and a delectable balık ekmek(fish sandwich).
Address : Müeyyedzade Mahallesi, Gümrük Sk. No:4, +90 212 244 2252
Open Mon – Sat 10am –midnight Open mon-sat 10:00 – 23:00
Turkish culture and cuisine are at the heart of this Istanbul restaurant. Both the menu and the setting are inherently Turkish – decor features traditionally Turkish accents while dishes recall Ottoman recipes dating back thousands of years. Nar includes an indoor dining room as well as three terraces and a rooftop for the warmer months and private parties. You’ll never find out-of-season produce at this Istanbul establishment – all dishes are crafted to be seasonal and fresh. As with traditional Turkish cuisine, many of the main courses feature lamb (shoulder of lamb, braised lamb shank, stew with lamb), but seafood dishes like filet of sea bass and prawn casserole are also available to order.
Ali Ocakbaşı Karaköy
With its modern lines, spacious atmosphere with high ceilings, unique historical peninsula view and privileged service, Ali Ocakbaşı gives its guests a different and unconventional taste experience.
Address : Arap Cami Mahallesi, No: Kat 4, Kardeşim Sk. No:45, tel: +90 212 293 10 11
Website, Open mon-sun 12:00 – 23:00
Balıkçı Sabahattin is an enduring favourite with discerning Turks from near and far, who enjoy the limited menu of meze and seafood, including fish from red mullet to sole. This is Sultanahmet's most prestigious restaurant and its best food, although the service can be harried. You'll dine under a leafy canopy in the garden (one section smoking, the other nonsmoking).
Address : Cankurtaran Mh., Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No:1, tel: +90 212 458 1824
Website, Open mon-sun 07:00 – 00:00
Hidden upstairs in the shabby Hıdivyal Palas building, Eleos transports its diners from Beyoğlu to the Greek islands. Stylish blue-and-white decor and a fabulous Bosphorus view set the scene, and the food seals the deal – colourful mezes featuring plenty of herbs and garlic, tender octopus and calamari, perfectly grilled fish, and fresh fruit to finish. Advance bookings essential.
During this great cruise you will enjoy open buffet with salads, delicious hors d’oeuvre, chicken shish kebab, Adana Kebab, sweet and fruit. Program start with live musici sultan’s dreami gipsy girls, Yeniçeri Battlei Sultan Ceremony, Mehtreran Drum show, Harrem Belly Dance, Dervish Performance.
Address : Istıklal caddesi no:231 2nd floor, Tel: +90 212 244 9090, Open 14:30 – 24:00
Tables at this meyhane are hot property on a Friday or Saturday night, when locals flock here to enjoy the tasty food and convivial atmosphere. Regulars tend to stick to mezes, choosing cold dishes from the waiter's tray and ordering kalamar tava (fried calamari), folyoda ahtapot(grilled octopus in foil) and Anavut ciğeri (Albanian fried liver) from the menu.
Address : Softyalı sokak no:9 , Tel: +90 212 252 3810, Open 13:00 – 24:00 Fri – Sat 02:00
Dishes from the southeastern city of Antakya (Hatay) are the speciality here. Cold and hot mezes are equally delicious, pides are flavoursome and the kebaps are exceptional.
Address : Asmalı Mescit Mahallesi, General Yazgan Sk. No:3, tel: +90 532 177 1616
Open 12:00 – 00:30
Place is an old-style meyhane (tavern) that, like other old-timers on this street, has stood the test of time and retained a loyal local following. The menu offers all the usual dishes (mezes, fried calamari, börek stuffed with meat, fried liver, kebaps). Tables are spread over two floors and are almost always full, so bookings are essential.
Address : Asmalı Mescit Mahallesi, Asmalı Mescit Cd. 16/D, tel : +90 212 292 4950
Open 18:00 – 00:00
Leb- i Derya Kumbaracı
On the top floor of a dishevelled building off İstiklal, Leb-i Derya has wonderful views across to the Old City and down the Bosphorus, meaning that seats on the small outdoor terrace or at the bar are highly prized. Many people enjoy the pricey modern Mediterranean food on offer, but we aren't impressed, so only recommend it as a bar.
Address : Kumbaracı yokuşu no:57 6th floor, tel: +90 212 293 4989
Open 16:00 – 02:00
This casual cafe occupies a converted garage in a lane opposite the Galatasaray Lycée and is named after legendary local photographer Ara Güler, whose photographs of the city adorn the walls. It serves an array of well-priced salads, sandwiches and Turkish comfort food. Enjoying Sunday brunch (₺35) at one of the lane tables is particularly pleasant. No alcohol.
Address : Tomtom Mahallesi, Ara Güler Sk No:2, tel: + 90 212 245 4105
Open 09:00 – 23:30
One of a growing number of İstanbul restaurants specialising in so-called Ottoman palace cuisine, Matbah offers dishes that were devised centuries ago in the royal kitchens of Constantinople. The menu changes with the season and features unusual ingredients such as goose, quail, quince and molasses. There's garden seating and live oud (Friday and Saturday nights only) in summer.
Address : Cankurtaran Mh., Caferiye Sk 6/1, tel: +90 212 514 6151
Website , Open Mon – Sun 11:30 – 22:30
Offering a taste of the sumptuous dishes once served in the great Ottoman palaces, Deraliye offers diners the chance to order delights such as the goose kebap served to Süleyman the Magnificent or Mehmet II's favourite lamb stew. Those with less adventurous palates can opt for modern standards such as kebaps. There are whirling dervish and Ottoman music performances on weekends.
Address : Alemdar Mh., Ticarethane Sokak & Divanyolu Cad No:10, tel: +90 212 520 7778
Website , Open mon-sun 11:30 – 02:00