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Restaurants in Istanbul

Istanbul has many good restaurants where you can taste Turkish cuisine and local drinks. Usually the food in Turkey is resonabily cheap, especially in fast food places or small traditional restaurants. But there are fine and expensive restaurants as well, mostly along the Bosphorus and in some good neighborhoods of the city.

In most of the fine restaurants you'll need a reservation, sometimes even days ahead, because these are very popular places. Especially during the summer months, most of the restaurants on the Bosphorus gets busy with local people and tourists.

Below is a list of some of the suggested fine restaurants in Istanbul. Besides the ones listed here, there are endless of choices of all tastes and from all world cuisines.

Name Address Phone (+90) Comments
Reina Ortaköy 212-2595919 Expensive fine dining on Bosphorus, mainly Mediterranean food.
360 Beyoglu 212-2511042 Expensive fine dining in the city center, great city view.
Tugra Çiragan Palace Hotel
Ortaköy
212-3264646 Expensive fine dining in a palace on the Bosphorus, mainly Ottoman food.
Topaz Gümüssuyu
Taksim
212-2491001 Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus view, International food.
Sunset Ulus park 212-2870357 Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus bridge view, International and Turkish food and Sushi.
Ulus 29 Ulus park 212-3582929 Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus bridge view, International and Turkish food.
Vogue Besiktas 212-2274404 Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus view, International food and Sushi.
Kizkulesi Salacak
Üsküdar
216-3424747 Expensive fine dining in an old tower on Bosphorus, literaly. Boat shuttles from both shores, international food.
Naz Swissotel
Maçka
212-3261175 Expensive fine dining, traditional Turkish cuisine.
Nar Armaggan
Nuruosmaniye
212-5222800 Fine dining, traditional Turkish cuisine.
Liman Karaköy 212-2923992 Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus and old city view, Turkish and international food.
Beyti Florya 212-6632990 Over the average good dining for over 60 years, meat dishes.
Kosebasi 3.Levent 212-2702433 Over the average good dining, meat dishes.
Hamdi Near Spice Market
Eminönü
212-5280390 Average priced good dining, meat dishes.
Develi Samatya 212-5290833 Average priced good dining, meat dishes.
Feriye Ortaköy 212-2272216 Expensive fine dining in an Ottoman pavilion on Bosphorus, traditional Turkish cuisine.
Hidiv Kasri Çubuklu
Beykoz
216-4139253 Over the average good dining in an Ottoman pavilion on Asian side overlooking Bosphorus, Turkish cuisine.
Leb-i Derya Richmond hotel
Beyoglu
212-2434375 Expensive fine dining with the view of old city, Turkish cuisine.
Çubuklu 29 Çubuklu
Beykoz
216-3222829 Expensive fine dining on the Asian side of Bosphorus, international food, boat shuttle from Istinye.
Lacivert Anadoluhisari 216-4134224 Expensive fine dining on the Asian side of Bosphorus, fish restaurant, boat shuttle from Rumelihisar.
Mavi Yesil Kuruçesme 212-2655480 Expensive good dining on the Bosphorus, fish restaurant.
Park Fora Kuruçesme 212-2655063 Expensive fine dining on the Bosphorus, fish restaurant.
Asitane Kariye hotel
Edirnekapi
212-6357997 Over the average good dining near Chora church, traditional Ottoman cuisine.
Pandeli Spice Market
Eminönü
212-5273909 Over the average good dining (lunch only), traditional Turkish cuisine.
Sarniç Sultanahmet 212-4581824 Over the average good dining in a Byzantine cistern, world cuisine.
Balikçi Sabahattin Cankurtaran
Sultanahmet
212-4581824 Over the average good dining in the Old City, fish restaurant.
Konyali Topkapi Palace
Sultanahmet
212-5139696 Over the average good dining in the Palace, Turkish cuisine, lunch only and closed on Tuesdays.
Changa Taksim 212-2491348 Expensive good dining, modern "fusion" type cuisine.
Paper Moon Akmerkez
Etiler
212-2821616 Expensive fine dining, mainly Italian food.
Mezzaluna Nisantasi 212-2313142 Expensive fine dining, Italian food.
El Torito Etiler 212-2575497 Over the average good dining, Mexican food.

Hope to see you soon in Istanbul.

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