Istanbul has enough expensive respectable restaurants and street food outlets. Mid-range cafes are also available. All establishments will gladly please you with both European and national Turkish cuisine. A traditional Turkish lunch consists of an appetizer, a main course and a dessert.
The restaurants of one of the most popular Turkish resorts delight with a variety of cuisines and dishes. Here you can taste both Mediterranean and Italian, Russian, South American, Japanese dishes.
A network of expensive establishments, signature dishes in which necessarily contain meat. In order to dine in one of the restaurants, you should take care of the table reservation in advance. The best place is in Fatih (Sultanahmet district).
The average cost of a burger is from 60 TRY, a steak – from 160 TRY, salads – from 30 TRY.
Address: Beyazıt Mahallesi Çarşıkapı Nur-u Osmaniye Caddesi Sandal Bedesteni Çarşısı, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 512 01 36
Working hours: from 11:00 to 00:00.
A trendy restaurant in fashionable neighborhoods that attracts a modern audience (celebrities, bloggers, actors).
The advantage of the institution is a separate menu for vegetarians, the average cost of a position in which is 50 TRY.
In the meat menu, the price of dishes starts from 60 TRY. Another plus of the restaurant is seasonal cocktails.
Address: Bebek, Cevdet Pasha Cd. 51/A, 34342 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 257 12 55
Working hours: from 10:00 to 02:00.
The institution is considered “fish”: its main specialization is fish and seafood dishes. The savory South American cuisine is also excellent here.
The versatility of the restaurant lies in the fact that during the day it is quiet and comfortable. At night, thanks to incendiary music, you can dance in the institution.
The cost of a modest dinner for two is from 130 TRY, in order to eat hearty and pretentious, you will have to pay together from 230 TRY.
Address: PInartepe, KirazlI Sk. No:20, 34500 Gürpınar /Büyükçekmece/Büyükçekmece/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 880 61 05
Working hours: from 09:00 to 03:00.
The restaurant is located in a separate two-story building. On the second floor there is a comfortable terrace, sitting on which you can not only have a delicious dinner, but also enjoy a great sunset.
The average cost of a meal is from 50 TRY, a glass of good wine – from 40 TRY.
Address: Bebek, Cevdet Pasha Cd. No:69, 34342 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 263 51 99
Working hours: from 08:00 to 00:30.
You can enjoy delicious and healthy food at this establishment. The restaurant’s feature is organic, vegetarian food, as well as many dishes without gluten and casein.
In the building where the institution is located, there is also a flower shop. That is why the tables and walls of Misk Floral are always decorated with original floral arrangements.
The cost of lunch is from 40 TRY, a cup of coffee – from 10 TRY.
Address: Reşitpaşa, Emirgan Sk. No:22, 34467 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 277 07 75
Working hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 19:00.
Among the unusual, and at the same time, inexpensive restaurants in Istanbul, it is worth highlighting the fish institution Balıkçı Kenan.
You will be surprised not only by the most delicious fish and seafood dishes for 10-25 TRY, free tea and the complete absence of alcohol, but also by a unique exhibition.
The name of the exhibition is “Living Creatures of the Turkish Seas” with mummified marine inhabitants. All the exhibits (there are more than 15,000 of them) were caught by the owner of the establishment himself. He spent 30 years of his life doing this.
Address: Adnan Kahveci, Buse Sk., 34528 Beylikdüzü/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 880 95 02
Working hours: from 10:00 to 22:30.
Another chain of establishments is Midpoint Restaurants. Pleasant prices are complemented by a varied menu, as well as a modern interior.
The restaurant is famous for its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, excellent wine list (alco drink price – from 40 TRY, a cup of coffee – from 12 TRY).
Address: Tomtom, İstiklal Cd. No: 187, 34433 Beyoglu/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 245 70 40
Working hours: from 09:00 to 02:00.
Ayaspasa Rus LokantasI
A restaurant with a Russian flavor, where everyone who misses the habit of cuisine should try dumplings, borscht, and vodka.
Address: Gümüşsuyu, İnönü Cd. Ankara Palas Apt. D:59/A, 34437 Beyoglu/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 243 48 92
Working hours: from 12:00 to 23:30.
Breakfast in a cafe in Istanbul
One of the common items on the menu of Turkish cafes is Turkish breakfast:
- scrambled eggs;
- sausage or sausages;
- olives, cucumbers and tomatoes;
- bread with butter and cheese;
- honey and jam.
In total, the Turkish breakfast includes up to 20 dishes and a glass of tea. Drinking coffee in the morning is not accepted. You should try this breakfast at one of the following establishments.
The institution, located in the European part of Istanbul, takes each guest to the quarters of Italy. The signature morning dish of the establishment is a smoothie with banana, yogurt and granola (from 22 TRY).
Breakfast costs from 45 TRY, coffee – from 12 to 21 TRY.
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Fransız Gç Sokağı 1/16 D:17, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 245 98 48
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 23:00, Friday from 09:00 to 00:00, Saturday from 09:30 to 00:00, Sunday from 09:30 to 22:00.
Divan Brasserie Bebek
An institution a stone’s throw from the embankment has many advantages:
- proximity to respectable quarters, where you can walk right after breakfast or lunch;
- perfect service;
- delicious hearty cuisine.
The simplest breakfast set includes a vegetable salad with cheese, as well as a bun with jam. A luxurious breakfast for the maximum price will definitely include fresh fruit and fresh juice instead of tea.
The cost of breakfast is from 30 to 60 TRY depending on its modification.
Address: Bebek Mh, Cevdet Pasha Cd. No:28/A, 34342 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 257 72 70
Working hours: from 08:00 to 22:00.
A network of over 20 best ice cream establishments in Istanbul. Here you can try a sweet treat in wafers with chocolate, fruit, pistachio or vanilla filling to choose from (from 14 TRY).
The most popular cafe is located in the Beyoglu area.
Address: Şehit Muhtar, Mahallesi, İstiklal Cd. no 38, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 245 46 21
Working hours: from 07:00 to 02:00.