Have you visited the best restaurants in Istanbul? Feed on the hands of the best chefs in the city.
There are many restaurants in Istanbul where you can find great Turkish delicacies as well as European flavors. You should definitely visit the restaurants that we briefly introduce and experience the menus
1- Cecconi’s, Best Italian Cuisine
Cecconi’s is a modern classical Italian restaurant of Venetian origin. The restaurant, which is located in Soho House, has branches in West Hollywood, Miami Beach, Brooklyn, Berlin, and Barcelona. First of all we would like to mention that restaurant serves in Soho House but you do not have to be a member to eat here.
If you prefer an Italian restaurant in Istanbul that offers good quality and good food, Cecconi’s will make you happy. The menu prepared by Alessio Biangini is really incredible, minimal and confident. If you are confused with the terms, ask for help immediately from the waitresses, they will help you very well.
The menu, full of northern Italian dishes, starts with a Venetian tradition called ‘cicchetti’. It continues with delicious beginnings. In the main meals there are pizza, salad, meat, fish and chicken options.
Address: Evliya Çelebi Mahallesi, Meşrutiyet Cd. No: 56, 34430 Beyoğlu / Istanbul
Lacivert, Best Bosphorus View
We recommend you Lacivert if you want to taste the Mediterranean cuisine. Since 1999, it has become a throat classic, serving on a historic Bosphorus. Lacivert welcomes its guests on their tables with their unique Bosphorus views in the summer months on the terrace and in the winter months in the glazed lounges.
The kitchen of the Lacivert is managed by Executive Chef Hussein Ceylan and from the first day, under the responsibility of his team. There is a unique menu, fed from Mediterranean cuisine. The menu is mostly seafood, but there are also meat, chicken and duck options. Before going to the restaurant’s favorite delicacies we would like to mention that in fact Lacivert is one of the best places to have brunch in Istanbul with the best view. If you have the opportunity, we recommend you to have brunch at Lacivert.
First, seafood soup for to warm ourselves. From the beginning, the galactic octopus. Rocket salad from salads. The main course is the grilled ombrina fish.
Average price might be between 150-200TL per each.
Address: Anadolu Hisarı Mahallesi, Körfez Cd No: 57 / A, 34810
Phone: +90 2164133753 – +90 2164134224
Spago, Best Fine Dining
Spago Istanbul, serves at the top of St.Regis hotel. In recent years, the number of fine dining restaurants in Istanbul is rapidly increasing, and Spago is a “fine dining” restaurant, which is among the best restaurants in Istanbul.
The Spago menu, prepared by Wolfgang Puck making its guests a gastronomic journey. Inspired by American, Asian and Italian cuisines, the menu varies every season according to the products found in local markets, including famous stone-baked pizzas, mezzanines, handmade pastas, rich entree options as well as tastes from different cuisines in Wolfgang Puck’s tastes.
First we recommend you to order some appetizers if you like snacks before meals. Beginning with the burrata salad and the Korean style grilled lamb ribs. From the main courses, slowly cooked the sea bass and heifer. The chocolate souffle is excellent from the desserts. I repeat it depends on what you eat and drink, but the average price for each person is between 150-200 TL.
Address: The St. Regis Istanbul, Mim Kemal Öke Cad. No: 35 Nişantaşı
Phone: +90 212 368 08 08
Inari Sushi Omakase, Best Sushi
Inari Omakase, one of the best of Japanese Cuisine, has been serving in Kuruçeşme, Istanbul for 4 years with its renewed decoration. Inari, you can find much more with your specials; it presents the unique flavors of the Far East to you.
You can only find is the flavors on the menu in Inari. If you have difficulty making selections on the menu, you can easily leave the selection to the chef. If you love sushi, you are going to be in love with these flavors.
With different cocktails and live DJ performance each day of the week, you can continue to enjoy your time after the meal.
From the hot start, Corn Kakiage costs 28 TL. The Kirohana roll price is 36 TL, the Fuji roll price is 36 TL, and the spicy shake roll price is 26 TL. Sapporo is going well with with Japanese beer.
Address: Kuruçeşme Mh Kuruçeşme Cd No: 11, Beşiktaş
Phone: +90 212 265 96 01
Adana Ocakbasi, Best Kebab
Among Istanbul’s best restaurants, Adana Ocakbasi in Kurtuluş is definitely the right address for a real Adana kebab meal.
Kurtuluş Doğan Usta, the master of Adana Ocakbasi who has not changed since the first day, expresses that the secret of kebab is the learning of the taste habits of the regulars. The meat comes from ‘Gönen’ has been presented to its guests for years with the same menu. Next to the kebab they serving grilled eggplant salad with yogurth and cacık.
We really love everything on the menu and average price per person between 100-150 TL. It’s including alcohol
Address: Bozkurt Mahallesi, Bay Sungur Sk. No: 2, 34375 Şişli / İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 247 01 43
Aheste Pera, Best Modern Pub
Aheste is serves the traditional Turkish Cuisine tastes in a modern way. In Pera, which is one of the most beautiful places of Istanbul. They attach to the use perfect materials in the meals. So everything you eat is very delicious.
The owner of the place, Sara Tabrizi, equips it with Turkish, Iranian, Ottoman, Armenian and Greek culture. There are two types of menus, day and evening. On the day menu there is breakfast, which includes tents, muffins, muffins, granols and biscuits. In the evening there are 10 hot, 6 cold graves. 4 main meals. By the way, you are in a modern tavern now, but the breakfasts are incredibly delicious and you must go and see it once.
We prefer tasting menu, which is ideal for a crowded group. You can taste everything. Price without alcohol is 100 TL per person. We wish you to have a pleasant.
Address: Asmalı Mescit Mah., Mesrutiyet Cad. No: 107 / F, Beyoğlu
Balikci Sabahattin, Best Fish Restaurant
We put the Balikci Sabahattin in the category of fish restaurants in Istanbul’s best restaurants list. The restaurant is in Cankurtaran. He serves with his sons in very old building who is was built in 1927. In the first three months of 2000, the restaurant, which has been on the news story for The New York Times twice, it is still very popular restaurant for tourists.
Sabahattin Bey is originally from Trilye and comes from a family who knows the sea and fishes. Restaurant has really good appatizers.
If you order fresh fish according to the season, you can try them.You’ll love it.
The average price with alcohol is between 120-180 TL per person.
Address: Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1, 34122 Cankurtaran
Phone: +90 2124581824
Akali, Best Hamburger
Akali is a magnificent pub serving at Nişantaşı. These pub hamburgers are the best in Istanbul. I’m getting hungry even when I only try to explain it taste.
Also the breakfasts are one of the best in Istanbul. Homemade jams brought from Marmaris with delicious homemade breads are served with a table appetizing.
Service is fast but it can be very crowded.
Once you decide how many grams you want, you can choose which sauces you want and add. 80 gr-20 TL, 160 gr-25 TL, 240 gr-33TL, French fries 8.5 TL- you’ll love it. We can recommend you to try Thai Singha beer with the meal.
Address: Vişnezade Mahallesi, Dibekçi Sk. No: 11, 34357 Besiktas
Phone: +90 0212 227 42 42
Elbet, Best Steakhouse
Elbet Steakhouse is a warm place where you can eat the most delicious meats of Istanbul. The owner of the venue, Cüneyt Asan, is in love with his business and is doing it with great pleasure so the service offered is quite successful.
Lokum from starters is 56 TL. T-bone steak’s 400 gr price is 76 TL. Price of Tulum cheese salad is 16-22 TL. Certainly the burger is very tasty, the price is 26 TL. If you live nearby, you can order home.
Address: Akat Mahallesi, Yaren Sk. 6-21, 34335 Besiktas
Phone: +90 2123510344