The Best Restaurants Of Istanbul

One of the highlights of a trip to Istanbul is enjoying the city’s haute cuisine. There are so many great restaurants that it’s impossible to know them all at once!

Istanbul is one of the few places on Earth that offers such an abundant cultural asset. The heritage also carries the food culture from long ago which is somehow influenced by all the civilizations that ruled the city and Asia Minor. Besides the local wealthiness, there are many other restaurants in the city where you may find the best examples of every single major kitchen in the World.

On the one hand, this makes the visitors not worry foodwise as they know that they will not be dissatisfied. On the other hand, particularly if the visit is short, they will have to spend some time to have the best experience among the options. There are restaurants that aim all the budgets with different menus, we try to summarize some of the nicest ones that could be appealing to the tourists in Istanbul.

The Best Restaurants With Turkish Cuisine

Feriye Lokantasi

Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:44 D:No:44, 34347 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Located on the water in the Bosphorus, this is one of the restaurants that you may enjoy Turkish food with nice scenery. Transportation could be a problem as there is always traffic on the coastal way.

Tugra Restaurant

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Ciragan Caddesi 32, Çiragan Cd, 34349 Besiktas/İstanbul

Another restaurant on the Bosphorus Strait offers premium quality palace cuisine which that takes you back to the Ottoman Era in the very same spot.

Asitane Restaurant

Dervişali, Kariye Cami Sk. No:6, 34240 Fatih/İstanbul

This nice restaurant offers authentic dishes from the Ottoman Cuisine but is temporarily closed because of the pandemic. We hope they will reopen soon not to deprive us of the unique dishes they used to have.

Matbah Restaurant

Cankurtaran, Caferiye Sk. 6/1, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul

Located in one of the best-preserved mansions in the heart of the old city, Matbah is a nice option for the ones staying around Sultanahmet district.

Develi Samatya

Kocamustafapaşa, Gümüş Yüksük Sk. No:7, 34098 Fatih/İstanbul

In a lively neighborhood, Develi keeps serving the nicest examples of the Anatolian dishes which are never outmoded.

The Best Sea Food Restaurants in Istanbul


Anadolu Hisarı, Körfez Cd. 57/A, 34410 Beykoz/İstanbul

The restaurant located on the water in the Asian Side of Istanbul has more than its breathtaking view to offer the guests for a long time. Is usually accessed by a shuttle boat from the European Side which they provide on-demand.

Park Fora Restaurant

Ortaköy, Muallim Naci Cd. 54/A, 34347 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Park Fora is open for lunch dinner located in a green park offering a nice Bosphorus view and has fresh seasonal fish all year long.

Mavi Balık 

Kuruçeşme, Muallim Naci Cd. 64/A, 34345 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Sur Balık

Sultan Ahmet, Kennedy Cd. 18/1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

Sur Balık operates as a decent place for a long time looking to the Marmara Sea and is in a walking distance to Sultanahmet Area.

Best Restaurants With World Cuisine


Arapcamii Mahı, Bankalar Cd. No:11, 34420, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

An ambient restaurant that aims to bring the best genuine food from all around and all traditions. The restaurant has a great design and a view.


Yıldız, Ortaköy Salhanesi Sk. No:5, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

RUBY which is located by the Bosphorus, has a lively atmosphere and food with a Japanese touch. A place to spend a long-lasting night.


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

A restaurant in Beyoglu on the rooftop overlooking the city, Mikla is never old-fashioned for long years. The fine-dining restaurant offers a tasting menu.

These restaurants above are some of the best ones that you can enjoy evenings, for further recommendations and specific information, you may get in contact with us, we as Guided Istanbul Tours will always be in your service.


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