The Very Best Local Restaurants in Istanbul

Don’t they say that the surest path to discovering a place’s culture runs through the stomach? Our Istanbul locals feel the same and they’re eager to share their favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, casual spots, fine dining, traditional kitchen, ethnic cuisine and everything in between — all without breaking the bank. When it comes to the best food in town, you’re in safe, expert hands with these restaurants.

Agency Bistro – Fine food & music at its best

Agency Bistro – Fine food & music at its best

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“Agency Bistro” in Istanbul is a popular lunch and drinks meeting spot/bar. I love it for its weekend concerts: the city’s best music groups play here…

Full Article by Emre Kamar

Akıntı Balık – Just one foot from the Bosphorus

Akıntı Balık – Just one foot from the Bosphorus

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“Akıntı Balık” is a fish restaurant in Istanbul. It has a view over the Bosphorus and that makes it really special. They have good Turkish mezes…

Full Article by Yücel Babadağ

Apartıman Yeniköy – Fine dining for good price

Apartıman Yeniköy – Fine dining for good price

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“Apartıman Yeniköy” in Istanbul is a restaurant ideal for dinner or lunch with friends — if you like creative, chef-inspired yet cheap, delicious dishes.

Full Article by Vildan Ay

Atlas Balık – A new Spot in Arnavutköy

Atlas Balık – A new Spot in Arnavutköy

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“Atlas Balık” is the fish restaurant in Istanbul’s Arnavutköy I prefer. What sets it apart is its exceptional service. They speak decent English and…

Full Article by Emre Kamar

Bafetto – Honest food, cozy vibe

Bafetto – Honest food, cozy vibe

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“Bafetto” Istanbul is situated in a cultural complex where I stumbled upon because of the smell of fresh baked pizza, perhaps the best pizza in town!

Full Article by Deniz Dönmez

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