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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

The introverted sister of Zapata Burger, Zapata Bakery is a cozy space with a creative menu that locals frequent for coffee and homemade desserts, casual dinners, and full-scale breakfasts. Zapata Bakery’s menu boasts of more than pastries and beverages, offering an impressive selection of...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

Tucked in the side streets of Harbiye, Zula is a little eatery for the on-the-go crowd. If you are in the neighborhood, dropping by is a must. The chefs focus on three menu staples: burgers, hot dogs, and tacos, all of which feature high-quality ingredients, impeccable execution, and a dose of...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

While many eateries on the Asian side of Istanbul have a familiar feeling, Neni Brasserie, which debuted in Caddebostan, fits into the local niche while bringing something new to the table. As its name suggests, Neni is reminiscent of a casual French bistro found on the corner of almost every...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

Neu x Colonie, a popular dining and nightlife spot on Karaköy’s Kemankeş Caddesi, is now reopened as a gastropub. Embracing its new, more casual identity, the place aims to become an alternative meeting spot for the young Cihangir and Galata-based crowd. This approach is also reflected in the menu...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

Part-restaurant, part-museum, Rustik Cafe in Kadıköy serves a delicious collection of flavors, creating for customers hearty Russian and Ukrainian meals with a side dish of cultural insight. The food prepared in Rustik’s kitchen is made by a professional chef from Ukraine, Mariya. Some well-known...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

With understated decor inside and out that belies the tastiness inside, Zapata Burger is tucked away among Kadıköy’s cafes and bars and features a large selection of burgers and hot dogs delicious enough to keep customers wanting more. Zapata Burger’s menu boasts of more than a hundred combinations...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

In a city like Istanbul, there is an endless array of possibilities for dining out. It can be difficult to find a restaurant that offers a perfect combination of high-quality dishes, creative flavor, and a warm atmosphere, but there are indeed a number of places that serve these up on their menus....

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

After decades of following Western trends, Istanbul is finally looking east for its snacks. Originating from China, a soft steamed bun known as bao has quickly become one of Istanbul’s foodie favorites. Suitable for both vegetarians and meat lovers, bao presents endless creative filling...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

Presenting a lifestyle for over 80 years, Vakko has long been more than only fashion. It has added a new facet to that lifestyle, bringing the elegance of the French pastry experience to Istanbul in the form of Vakko Patisserie Petit Four at the Akmerkez Shopping Center in a chic extension of this...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

Though a small hole-in-the-wall type of place on Akaretler's main street, B.BLOK is already a minor legend around the neighborhood, with one item on the menu you would not want to miss for the world: their creamy cheesecake. With vanilla notes immersed in the dessert’s smooth texture, and the ever...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

It might be difficult to keep track of new places at the ever-changing Kılıç Ali Paşa Mescidi Sokak, but Frenk Karaköy, despite its petite size, caught our attention with its elegant decor. This venue has a limited seating area, as only about half a dozen little tables are spread out between the...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

The new face of Arnavutköy’s nightlife, Halet-i Ruhiye, has become one of the most crowded spots in the neighborhood within just a few days of its opening, just like it was the case with its owner’s previous project, Efendi. Kıvanç Kasar’s new bar boasts a creative cocktail menu, which is the...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

Od + un , fire and flour, make Odun Pizza, a newly opened restaurant in Reşitpaşa with a concept so simple and dishes so tasty you will undoubtedly leave satisfied and happy. The pizza dough, which is fermented for two days and then baked at 400 degrees in a wood-fired oven, is prepared in a unique...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

While today restaurants servicing light and healthy dishes alongside green smoothies and detox juices are in trend, sometimes we still need a hearty, freshly cooked burger. One of the newest spots in Ortaköy, Lara’s Gourmet Burgers, is looking to fill this role. The restaurant was created by...

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Discover the best restaurants in Istanbul, eat with top chefs, and taste local food by learning more about Turkish cuisine and street foods.

The name for MSA’s Restaurant is no coincidence. Instead of fashionable ambiguity describing the place's conceptual secrets, one comes across the “still in training” statement on several occasions. However, the place, a training field for culinary students who aspire to create and develop other...

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A short walk from the bustling Ali Suavi Sokak, referred to by locals as “The Artist’s Square,” Art Sequoia is a newly opened ceramics studio that adds another layer of creativity to this neighborhood. Walking down the street, bright and eccentric ceramic pieces immediately capture your attention and it is impossible not to peek inside to see the hand-crafted personality and details of these objects. Rabia Özdemir Tokat, the owner of Art Sequoia, characterizes her space as a not only a shop but also a workshop space and art gallery. Her motivation for opening the store is to reach people who seek to use art as a form of rehabilitation or therapy, and she invites anyone to participate in one of her ceramics workshop sessions.

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The introverted sister of Zapata Burger, Zapata Bakery is a cozy space with a creative menu that locals frequent for coffee and homemade desserts, casual dinners, and full-scale breakfasts. Zapata Bakery’s menu boasts of more than pastries and beverages, offering an impressive selection of...

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Tucked in the side streets of Harbiye, Zula is a little eatery for the on-the-go crowd. If you are in the neighborhood, dropping by is a must. The chefs focus on three menu staples: burgers, hot dogs, and tacos, all of which feature high-quality ingredients, impeccable execution, and a dose of...

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While many eateries on the Asian side of Istanbul have a familiar feeling, Neni Brasserie, which debuted in Caddebostan, fits into the local niche while bringing something new to the table. As its name suggests, Neni is reminiscent of a casual French bistro found on the corner of almost every...

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Neu x Colonie, a popular dining and nightlife spot on Karaköy’s Kemankeş Caddesi, is now reopened as a gastropub. Embracing its new, more casual identity, the place aims to become an alternative meeting spot for the young Cihangir and Galata-based crowd. This approach is also reflected in the menu...

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Part-restaurant, part-museum, Rustik Cafe in Kadıköy serves a delicious collection of flavors, creating for customers hearty Russian and Ukrainian meals with a side dish of cultural insight. The food prepared in Rustik’s kitchen is made by a professional chef from Ukraine, Mariya. Some well-known...

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With understated decor inside and out that belies the tastiness inside, Zapata Burger is tucked away among Kadıköy’s cafes and bars and features a large selection of burgers and hot dogs delicious enough to keep customers wanting more. Zapata Burger’s menu boasts of more than a hundred combinations...

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Presenting a lifestyle for over 80 years, Vakko has long been more than only fashion. It has added a new facet to that lifestyle, bringing the elegance of the French pastry experience to Istanbul in the form of Vakko Patisserie Petit Four at the Akmerkez Shopping Center in a chic extension of this...

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Though a small hole-in-the-wall type of place on Akaretler's main street, B.BLOK is already a minor legend around the neighborhood, with one item on the menu you would not want to miss for the world: their creamy cheesecake. With vanilla notes immersed in the dessert’s smooth texture, and the ever...

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It might be difficult to keep track of new places at the ever-changing Kılıç Ali Paşa Mescidi Sokak, but Frenk Karaköy, despite its petite size, caught our attention with its elegant decor. This venue has a limited seating area, as only about half a dozen little tables are spread out between the...

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The new face of Arnavutköy’s nightlife, Halet-i Ruhiye, has become one of the most crowded spots in the neighborhood within just a few days of its opening, just like it was the case with its owner’s previous project, Efendi. Kıvanç Kasar’s new bar boasts a creative cocktail menu, which is the...

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Od + un , fire and flour, make Odun Pizza, a newly opened restaurant in Reşitpaşa with a concept so simple and dishes so tasty you will undoubtedly leave satisfied and happy. The pizza dough, which is fermented for two days and then baked at 400 degrees in a wood-fired oven, is prepared in a unique...

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While today restaurants servicing light and healthy dishes alongside green smoothies and detox juices are in trend, sometimes we still need a hearty, freshly cooked burger. One of the newest spots in Ortaköy, Lara’s Gourmet Burgers, is looking to fill this role. The restaurant was created by...

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The name for MSA’s Restaurant is no coincidence. Instead of fashionable ambiguity describing the place's conceptual secrets, one comes across the “still in training” statement on several occasions. However, the place, a training field for culinary students who aspire to create and develop other...

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Influenced by flavor palates of two distinct geographical regions, Azerbaijani cuisine offers nourishing dishes that bring the element of surprise to the table. This unique fusion of tastes and textures take the dining experience at Zeferan to a whole new level. When trying a new cuisine for the...

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The newly opened Intema Yaşam concept store in Kanyon offers customers a culinary surprise with the location of its trendy Gaea Restaurant. When walking from the store’s sample kitchen display section toward the table setups, you will quickly realize that these sample tables are a part of the store...

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This newly-opened restaurant proves that the open fire cooking concept works well not only on camping grounds but also on top of a five-star hotel in the center of Istanbul. In case you have any doubts about what a center-staged stove does on a Bosphorus-facing rooftop in Karaköy, our answer is...

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The recently opened Aila at Fairmont Quasar Istanbul proves that there is plenty of room for surprise as far as hotel restaurants are concerned. The new Turkish cuisine-oriented venue is one to look up to with regards to decor, menu and the wine list, and is well on its way to become one of...

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Yasu Baba Köfte Salonu is a small, simple restaurant that is exactly what it claims to be: a köfte (grilled meatball) place. This an unexpected venture of Ferit Sarper, the gastro-entrepreneur behind the swanky restobars Münferit and Gaspar . Unlike those eateries in Beyoğlu, Yasu Baba is north of...

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A splash of Italian flair in the middle of the city, Cortiletto Pizzeria and Bar is a cozy little place in Teşvikiye. With a small entrance and narrow facade, it is easy to miss this place. But as the Italian name suggests - cortiletto means courtyard - the highlight of Cortiletto is its backyard....

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Fahriye Cafe

Among the many coffee shops, tea houses, and concept stores in Moda, few are as effortlessly welcoming as Fahriye. The café is airy and filled with natural light. Every corner feels like a different living room with single couches or large sofas - whether you want to share the moment with friends...

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