It is not always easy to find a quality restaurant that offers the best of Turkish delicacies abroad, however these gems proudly serve the best of local cuisine around the world. 

Fes Turkish BBQ – Berlin

The modern restaurant in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood offers a tasty assortment of mezze, flatbreads, and grilled meats served by a friendly staff against brick walls decorated with Anatolian motifs. The man behind Fes BBQ, Cem Tanrıverdi, has brought a challenging and innovative concept to the Turkish food scene in Berlin. The menu is best enjoyed in their outside terrace tables, each featuring communal grill for long feasts with friends. fes-turkishbbq.de

Yeni – London

Renowned Turkish chef Civan Er opened Yeni in Soho in 2019, providing delicious, playful contemporary Turkish cuisine. With a similar concept of his Yeni Lokanta in Istanbul, Er’s London restaurant features traditional Turkish dishes with a modern twist. I: @yenisoho

Hovarda – London

This Aegean inspired restaurant and cocktail bar provides not only food and drinks but also DJ and live music performance. The menu focuses on Aegean fusion dishes, including mezze plates like hummus and fava. On the cocktail menu you can find some interesting creations that use Turkish coffee or rakı as ingredients. www.hovarda.london

Oleana

Oleana – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

As the third addition to Sofra, a nearby café, and Sarma in Somerville, Massachusetts, Oleana is the Silk Road that takes you from Cambridge eastward. Chef Ana Sortun’s interpretations of North African, Middle Eastern, and Turkish foods bring vivid flavors and aromatic spices with a commitment to the freshest ingredients. The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant near Harvard Square also has a glorious backyard.www.oleanarestaurant.com

Ali Ocakbaşı – Amsterdam

It’s a name that you might have heard of if you’re familiar with Istanbul’s culinary scene. Located in Rembrandtplein, Ali Ocakbaşı’s Amsterdam branch servers various mezze and kebab that bring the authentic Istanbul favours to the lively central area of the city. The restaurant also has a store in London. I: @aliocakbasi_amsterdam

Rüya – Dubai

Rüya’s menu carries traces of Turkey’s regional foods: mezze from the Marmara region, pide from the Black Sea, olives from the Aegean, and kebabs from Southeastern Anatolia. In every dish, the restaurant offers dreamy tastes recreated by head chef Colin Clague. www.ruyadubai.com

Lalezar

Lalezar – Dubai

With a wide variety of hot and cold mezze, salads, meat dishes, as well as Turkish wines, Lalezar, located in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel, offers an authentic Turkish experience accompanied by its signature Anatolian décor and firewood furnace. www.jumeirah.com

Le Janissaire – Paris

Le Janissaire is one of the best places to taste the finest examples of Ottoman-Turkish cuisine, as well as contemporary Turkish meat and fish plates, olive oil-based vegetable dishes, and desserts. Located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, Le Janissaire is the place to feed your cravings. www.lejanissaire.fr

Anason – Sydney

Anason (aniseed in English), has served to Sydneysiders meyhane food on the waterside since 2016. The menu offers the Anatolian cooking of renowned chef and cookbook author Somer Sivrioğlu, whose other restaurant Efendy is popular for its culinary flair. www.anason.com.au

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