Istanbul late night foods and where to find them

Following a boozy night out, Istanbul offers a wide variety of after-hours eating options. Garlicky işkembe (tripe) soup is a popular late-night meal, as many believe that it is sure to fight off a morning-after hangover. Such soup restaurants are usually open 24 hours and also serve other dishes. Other after-hours meals include mantı (dumplings in a garlic yogurt sauce) as well as döner kebabs, kokoreç, hamburgers, and toasted sandwiches from local büfe (fast-food restaurants). 

Bambi Büfe Taksim

Here you will find a wide range of the classics including sandwiches, döner (slices of meat cut from a vertical spit and laid into a sandwich), and köfte (Turkish meatballs).


Barış Büfe 

A quick stop on Bağdat Avenue, Barış Büfe has a simple, clean setting. The menu makes deciding easy: döner (roasted, shredded lamb), sandwiches, and hamburgers are your options.

  • Open: Mon-Sun, 7:00am-1:00am
  • Bağdat Caddesi No.353/B, Şaşkınbakkal; T: 0216 358 41 02; www.barisbufe.com.tr

Bodrum Mantı & Cafe 

Serves various types of delicious mantı with different fillings. 


Dürümcü Emmi

A restaurant, popular with locals, on the Asian side of the city. It is famous for its beyran soup – a delicious dish made from lamb neck, tail fat, and rice, from the south east of Turkey where it often consumed for breakfast.

  • Open 24/7
  • Mahmutbaba Caddesi No. 11/1, Kadıköy; T: 0216 348 18 86

Emine Ana  

One of the best places in Istanbul to taste the Mersin specialty fast food, tantuni. This tasty snack consists of small pieces of beef, fried and served in either a wrap or half a loaf of bread with fresh herbs, spices, and chopped tomatoes. Also delivers.

  • Open 24/7
  • Billurcu Sokak No. 5/A, Katip Çelebi; T: 0212 292 84 30

Kızılkayalar 

Turkish style wet hamburgers at their best! Check website for other locations.


Köfte Villa 

Known for their well-executed köfte and dürüm (wraps). 

  • Open 24/7
  • Sekbanlar Sokak No.55, Etiler; T: 0212 358 46 67 

Lale İşkembecisi 

The classic stop for tripe soup (işkembe), a classic Turkish style late night food.


Marmaris Büfe 

Offers all the late night snacks like sandwiches, döner, toast, and more.


Susam 

Sandwiches, grills, burgers, etc. The salads are also very good. 

  • Open 24/7
  • Cevdetpaşa Caddesi No.49/B Bebek; T: 0212 263 54 30 

Şampiyon 

Located near the Pera Hotel in Beyoğlu, Şampiyon serves the late night crowd portions of kokoreç, a sandwich made from animal intestines. Fried mussels, chicken shish, and soups round out the  straightforward menu.

  • Open: Mon – Sun, 6am-4am
  • Sahne Sokak, Galatasaray; T: 0212 251 25 11 

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