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20 August 2023

Thanks to have been situtated at the epicenter of the world and crossroad of civilazations, Turkish cousine is vast, diverse and pretty delicious. Luckily Istanbul offers the best examples of the rich Turkish cousine. In this article, we have handpicked for you the Top 10 Places to Eat in Istanbul and well avoided the touristic ones.

Lades Menemen

Sadri Alisik Sokak 12 Beyoglu, Istanbul

Starting the day, we surely begin with breakfast reccomandations. Menemen is a Turkish egg-dish mostly preferred for breakfasts and for any other meal of the day too and Lades in Beyoglu is a great option to try it out.

Where to eat menemen breakfast place in Istanbul

Çiya Sofrası

Gunesli Bahce Sokak Kadikoy, Istanbul

Hands down the best place by far to to try and experience Turkish home-made dishes, offering diverse options from each part of Turkey. The owner and chef has been featured in a gastromic documentary on Netflix.

Ciya sofrasi in Kadikoy is a must try

Galata Kitchen

Tatar Beyi Sokak 9B Beyoglu, Istanbul

Galata Kitchen is a great, family-run small restaurant in Galata, serving Turkish home-made dishes. The place is very cosy and the food is great. Galata Kitchen is deffinetely a must-go restaurant in Istanbul.

Reccomended local restaurant in Istanbul by

Karakoy Lokantasi

Kemankes 57 Beyoglu, Istanbul

Karakoy Lokantasi in an renowned Istanbul restaurant serving traditional Turkish cousine dishes. It is a great both for lunches or dinners. The atmosphere is very cosy with colorful Turkish tiled interior.

Karakoy Lokantasi in Istanbul is reccomended by

Pandeli Restaurant

Misir Carsisi 2 Fatih, Istanbul

Pandeli Restaurant was founded by a Turkish Greek whom first came to Istanbul to work at the Egyptian Market as a porter. A while later, he started a small restaurant serving other porters in the market. It was surely after when it became a popular restaurant that it's still open to this day.

Pandeli Restaurant in Istanbul is reccomended on

Hamdi Kebap

Kalcin Sokak 11 Fatih, Istanbul

Hamdi Restaurant with two other branches is a fine example of where to have kebab in Istanbul. Hamdi Restaurant in Eminou is overlooking the Golden Horn offers a fine variety of kebab dishes as well as mezes and traditional appetizers.

Hamdip Kebap in Istanbul is reccomended by

Yeni Lokanta

Kumbaraci Yokusu 66 Beyoglu, Istanbul

Yeni Lokanta is beautifully decorated eatry located by a side of Istiklal Avenue. The menu mostly consists of hot and cold mezes and four main dishes that are of a blending of traditional Turkish with modern interpretation.

Yeni Lokanta in Istanbul is a reccomended restaurant on

Balıkçı Sabahattin

Hasan Kuyu Sokak 1 Fatih, Istanbul

Balıkçı Sabahattin is amongest of favorite places in terms of sea food. It's an old establishment serving various sea foods, as well as a variety of mezes and appetizers. The restaurant is often busy and we reccomend you to book your table before you show up.

Balikci Sabahattin is a sea-food restaurant in Istanbul reccomended on

Asım Usta Karadeniz Doner

Bakkal Sokak 6 Besiktas, Istanbul

Asım Usta, the founder of this small döner eatry is famous amongest the locals. You may always find a long que, although operates in quick fashion, and the döner is to be fully finished by afternoon. Home-baked pide bread and the delicious döner is what you are strongly advised to try out.

Karadeniz doner - Reccomended local restaurant in Istanbul by

Asmali Cavit

Asmalı Mescid 16 D Beyoglu, Istanbul

Asmalı Cavit offers delicious dishes, large varietys of mezes and appetizers in its cosy atmosphere where the prices are very reasonable.

Asmali Cavit in Istanbul is a reccomended restaurant on