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Learn more about Istanbul’s culinary scene. Our reviews answer your “where to eat, drink, and party” questions  with the best restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs in Istanbul.

No doubt about it, now is the perfect season to be sipping a steaming bowl of hot soup. Luckily for us, Istanbul is full of diverse, stomach-warming options to bolster our souls against the cold. Here are a few of our favorites. Kapta Soupasta You can’t go wrong with the healthy options here, like...

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Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

1. Beliefs about the nazar or evil eye are some of the most widely known superstitions in Turkey. To be precise, the blue amulets sold on the street are nazar boncuğu (nazar amulet), while the evil look itself is simply called nazar. Looks of envy or jealousy are believed to harm people and animals...

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Discover Istanbul’s gourmet boutiques, speciality shops, and Turkish designers. Learn about Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar, and the city’s largest shopping malls.

Whether you admire the beauty of a crystal’s intricate geometry, the way in which it cascades rainbow light across the room, or its potential to channel certain energies, there is a crystal for you on this list. Tohum by Verda Alaton: These award-winning designs aim to celebrate the inherent beauty...

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Learn more about Istanbul’s culinary scene. Our reviews answer your “where to eat, drink, and party” questions  with the best restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs in Istanbul.

For some, eating fish in Istanbul calls to mind balık ekmek (fish sandwiches) bought from boats on the Golden Horn. For others, it’s a fish lunch at Anadolu Kavağı, or at a restaurant underneath the Galata bridge. While all of the above are certainly worth trying, they’re hardly the last word on...

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