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Istanbul Best Restaurants

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One of the best ways to understand the culture of a country goes through its culinary. When people think about Turkish Cuisine, they mostly think kebabs. Yes, we indeed have a variety of delicious kebabs; we will also surprise you with our traditional Anatolian Cuisine. There are many good restaurants in Istanbul with a scenery view and Historical atmosphere. Here, in this article we will give to you some of this restaurants names to taste and explore our turkish cuisine during your short staying at istanbul.

Istanbul’s Best Restaurants

Deraliye Ottoman Cuisine Restaurant

In the heart of Old Istanbul, next to Hagia Sophia and a few steps from Topkapi Palace, Deraliye Restaurant offers a selection of dishes that used to be served at the court of the Ottoman Empire. Deraliye Restaurant is proud of being Michelin Star awarded restaurant in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.

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You can go to Deraliye Restaurant to taste these Ottoman dishes from the 15 to 17th centuries. Necati, the restaurant owner, got these Ottoman Palace dishes from the archives and cooking them for you today. Here at Deraliye Restaurant, you can even learn how to cook these dishes by coining their cooking classes. After joining one of these classes, you can cook honeydew melon for your friends.

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Divanyolu Cad, Alemdar Mah Ticarethane Sk, No:10 Sultanahmet / İstanbul
+90 212 520 77 78
+90 539 593 77 97
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Pandeli Restaurant

This beautiful decorated historical place is hidden in Spice Bazaar. You need to find the entrance (which is right next to the main gate from inside) and follow the beautiful turquoise-colored Iznik tiles up through the stairs. Try to get a table by the window to enjoy the Bosphorus view and chaotic atmosphere of Eminonu with its people.

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It is hard to believe that this restaurant starts at a hole in the wall kind of a place. Through the years, it became one of the most popular restaurants in Turkey. From writers to poets, singers to actors, lots of people lined up to eat here. But, the most important customer of the restaurant was Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who became a friend of Mr. Pandeli later on.

The dishes on the menu have the experience of years. We believe you will love them all. But you should leave room for Oven-baked Quince in Thick syrup & clotted Buffalo cream. The restaurant is only open until 18:30, and they don’t serve alcohol.

Rüstempaşa Mah. Balık Pazarı kapısı Sokağı Mısırçarşı İçi 1, D:2, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul

Telefon: (0212) 527 39 09


At Mikla Restaurant, chef-owner Mehmet Gürs reflects his Turkish-Finnish heritage to the menu. His sophisticated combination followed by some other restaurants as well. While you enjoy these forward-thinking and delicious dishes, you will also enjoy the stannic view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. Try the cherrywood-smoked loin of lamb or the pistachio-crusted lamb chops and finish up with a plate of artisanal cheeses from the east.


Asmalı Mescit, The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:15, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Telefon: (0212) 293 56 56



Novotel İstanbul Bosphorus,Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Kemankeş Cd. No:57-59, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Telefon: (0212) 372 07 50


Topaz’s cuisine, which is dominated by the Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine, is entrusted to Tevfik Alparslan.Serving with the concept of fine dining since 2007, Topaz Istanbul welcomes its guests in Gümüşsuyu with its comfortable and modern design, dining hall and lounge, accompanied by a magnificent Bosphorus view, as well as its new cocktail bar located against the Bosphorus view and its terrace in the greenery.

Ömer Avni, İnönü Cd. No:50, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Telefon: (0212) 249 10 01

Vogue Restaurant

Vogue Restaurant, recognized by the prestigious culinary guides Michelin and Gault & Millau in the Istanbul Selections, is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable culinary experience. Offering the best of modern European cuisine as well as meticulously prepared sushi, Vogue Restaurant represents sophistication for those desiring a refined dining experience in this charming city that unites continents.

Vogue Restaurant is one of the unmissable gastronomic delights of Istanbul, where modern, elegant and sophisticated ambience meet with impressive city views.

Vişnezade, BJK Plaza, Süleyman Seba Cd. No:48, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Telefon: (0212) 227 44 04


Welcome to Istanbul’s most exquisite dining experience providing you with a selection of exclusive dishes once served at the court of the Ottoman sultans. Located in the heart of the old city in Istanbul and surrounded by all the major historical and cultural sights, “Matbah” presents the phenomenal traditional flavors of the royal Ottoman cuisine in the comfort of a vibrant ambiance, the Ottoman grandeur and Turkish hospitality.

Cankurtaran, Caferiye Sk. No:6 D:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

Telefon: (0212) 514 61 51


A seafood restaurant on the Bosphorus.

Yeniköy, Köybaşı Cd. No:71, 34464 Sarıyer/İstanbul


In summer, Giritli welcomes you to its atmospheric terrace, where the kitchen is also located. If the weather lets you down, you can always cross the street to the Mediterranean-style restaurant. Be sure to try the enticing mezze menu (drinks included), which inventively showcases traditional flavours. Fresh produce, seasoned to perfection, is generously proportioned… a real feast!

Cankurtaran, Yeni güvey sokak no:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

Karaköy Lokantası

Kemankeş Mahallesi, Kemankeş Cd. No:57, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul



In 1901, the present building was built as the Soeurs Garde-Malades (Nursing Sisters) Apartment where Franciscan nuns lived. The building, which also hosted the Levantine and Greek families until the end of 1920s, had been damaged over the years due to changes in hands and neglect. In the early 2000s, a major restoration work started in the district and thus it became the city’s cultural, artistic, entertainment and gourmet center. The building has been restored with great respect to its origins, giving it an enchanting appearance.

Nicole Restaurant, located on the top floor of the building, is named after one of the former owners of the building, nun Agnés Marthe Nicole. Established with inspiration from the building’s historical past and today’s modern reflections, Nicole Restaurant aims to provide guests unforgettable culinary experiences on its stylish terrace presenting a breathtaking Istanbul view by blending the Traditional Turkish Cuisine concept with a unique contemporary interpretation.

Tomtom, Tomtom Kaptan Sk. No:18, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul