The Guide Istanbul’s new issue is out

The latest issue is all about food! The magazine can be found at major bookstores such as D&R and Remzi Kitabevi in Istanbul. You may place your order by filling out the subscription form, or download the digital version at and Turkcell Dergilik.

Mikla is no.44 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

After just missing out on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, Mikla has jumped to number 44 in 2018. Being the top contemporary Turkish restaurant in Istanbul, Mikla features exceptional new Anatolian cuisine by Chef Mehmet Gürs, along with a stunning view of the Bosphorus. (Click here for more restaurants with a Bosphorus view.) The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Caddesi 15; T: (0212) 293 5656

Istanbul Modern is at its temporary location

After a short break, Istanbul Modern now welcomes art lovers at its temporary space in Beyoğlu. The temporary venue is a historical building where exhibitions and events will take place before the new building in Karaköy is finished. Current exhibitions include British artist Anthony Cragg’s solo show Human Nature and photography gallery collection Points of View. Visitors may check out the library, cinema, café, and store as usual. Meşrutiyet Caddesi, No.99; T: (0212) 334 73 00

Restaurants’ summer locations at Bodrum

Many restaurants in Istanbul tend to change their location during the summertime. Here are the three restaurants that have temporarily moved to Bodrum for the summer:

  • A concept store combining fashion and dining, Room + Rumors relocated its cafe to Palmalife Hotel in Tilkicik this summer. This chic hangout for daytime eating and evening drinking will return to Istanbul September 15. Çökertme Caddesi No.6, Yalıkavak
  • For this summer, Martinez opened at Bella Sombra Hotel in Türkbükü and will come back to Istanbul in September. At its outdoor dining space, you may enjoy umpteen dishes from grilled meatballs, sushi, to risotto. Bağarası Caddesi, No.24, Göltürkbükü; T: 0538 941 04 42;
  • Cihangir’s trendy venue for food, drinks, and clubbing Hazine has also closed its place in Istanbul and moved to Yalıkavak’s seaside. Try their sushi set and enjoy the live music late at night. Follow @hazine_yalikavak on Instagram for updates. Yalıkavak Mahallesi, No:3, Cankaya Sokak No.3; T: 0532 772 10 20

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New Openings

For the latest places for food & drinks in Istanbul, check out our list of new restaurant & bar openings.