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.

Banyan – High-end Asia fusion cuisine in Ortakoy

Banyan – High-end Asia fusion cuisine in Ortakoy

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“Banyan” is my bar/restaurant of choice in Istanbul’s Ortaköy for a drink or dinner after work. In their terrace you’ll feel as if you’re on a ship’s deck.

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Baylan Patisserie – Istanbul classic, new location

Baylan Patisserie – Istanbul classic, new location

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“Baylan Patisserie” is in Istanbul’s Bebek, my favorite, upscale, refined neighborhood. Their signature dessert at this café/restaurant is the coupe…

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Bazlama Kahvaltı – My favourite breakfast in town!

Bazlama Kahvaltı – My favourite breakfast in town!

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“Bazlama Kahvaltı” in Istanbul makes Turkish breakfast like no other place, and it’s quite tricky to avoid the tourist traps. Come here, eat all day long!

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BBC – Bosphorus Brewing Company – A microbrewery

BBC – Bosphorus Brewing Company – A microbrewery

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“BBC – Bosphorus Brewing Company” in Istanbul is just a really popular bar among both locals and expats. The beer is brewed in their own microbrewery…

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Beşiktaş Balık Pazarı – The bustling fish scene

Beşiktaş Balık Pazarı – The bustling fish scene

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“Beşiktaş Balık Pazarı” should definitely be on your Istanbul to-see list if you like fish markets. If you want to feel like a local around here, this…

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