There are many restaurants in Istanbul that are famous around the world. If you’re wondering the bests, here you are.
360istanbul that attracts attention for years with its legendary view, its experimental cuisine and exceptional performance nights are also spoken about. Of course, two partners of this place, Mike Norman and Sasha Khan’s success is undeniable. Especially, we would like to say that Mike Norman signed menu consists of unforgettable flavors. We recommend you to choose a fixed menu for dinner. The service is made in two sessions during the week. The prices are designated as 70 liras during weekdays and 90 liras for single session at the weekend. It’s open ever day between 12.00 and 02.00.
İstiklal Cad. Mısır Ap. No: 163 Beyoğlu/Taksim/Istanbul, +9 0212 251 10 42
Changa is waiting for you in its winter house in Siraselviler. We must underline the restaurant’s stylish decoration as well as its presentations and flavors which make the difference. Changa’s two specialties are legends! One of them is geese liver, and the other one is pear dessert with a grasping beauty! One person pays an average of 120 liras. It’s open every day except Sundays between 18.00 and 01.00.
Cihangir Man. Siraselviler Cad. No:47 Taksim/Istanbul +9 0212 251 70 64
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Kaya Demirer we know from Topaz, Niş and Karaf manages this place. The restaurant’s music and stage director is also a master, Sezen Aksu. You will find many choices on the menu from many cuisines but it is worth saying that Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine are mainly in the menu. Main course prices range between 35-75 liras. It’s open every day between 19.00-23.00.
Teşvikiye Cad. No: 41-41/A K: 8 Nişantaşı/İstanbul +9 0212 230 66 66
Gaja is located on the 14th floor of Swissotel. It has a beautiful view from Dolmabahce palace to Üsküdar. The restaurant’s chef is William Mahi who is an award-winning chef. We can underline the wine menu that is as rich as the menu that Mahi created. The Ehlikeyf menu that has a price of 225 liras is one of the most important trump cards of the restaurant. Fresh squid cooked on the grill, homemade tagliatelle, are some of delicious options. It’s open every day between 19.00 and 22.30.
Bayıldım Cad. No: 2 Maçka Beşiktaş/Istanbul, +9 0212 326 1100
Please imagine the view of Mikla that is located at the top of the Marmara Pera. The spectacular Golden Horn view is accompanied with the perfect menu prepared by famous chef Mehmet Gürs. Its wining is also very ambitious like its restaurant menu. Main course prices range between 45-85 liras. It’s open every day except Sundays between 18.30 and 02.00.
Meşrutiyet Cad. No: 15 Beyoglu/Istanbul, +9 0212 293 56 56
Mimolett created by Murat Bozok, was very remarkable with its branch in Bodrum last summer. Bozok who got inspired from the Yalıkavak and Bodrum markets, is preparing flavors such as citrus and fig jams, handmade noodles, pickled pappers and tarhana to share with Mimolett frequenters. In addition, on certain days of the month they are organizing concept dinner nights such as Beyoğlu dishes, Antakya flavors. A nice meal’s price in Mimolett costs an average of 150 liras. It’s open ever day between 19:00-24:00 except Sundays.
Cihangir Mah. Siraselviler Cad. No: 55 Cihangir/Istanbul, +9 0212 245 98 58
Classic dishes are featuring on the menu. Salmon Carpaccio, chicken salad with sesame, steak with pepper, yogurt kebab, file park, keşkül with almond, kup brittle are some of our favorite choices. The starters’ prices range between 23-38 liras, main courses between 34-59 liras, and desserts between 19-24 liras. It’s open every day between 12.30 and 24.00
Mim Kemal Öke Cad. No: 18/1 Nişantaşı/Istanbul, +9 0212 225 07 10
Topaz, which is a paradise for those who are open to experimental and courageous flavors, includes Mediterranean and Ottoman cuisine in its menu with a different interpretation. While making a reservation for this place, please make sure to have tables with a good Bosphorus view. Roasted wild duck Verde steamed spinach, three vegetables emulsion, kumkuat konfit, planted lemon sauce, baked mollycoddle wrap, gummy eggplant candytuft are some of the favorite options. The average person pays between 140-160 liras. It’s open every day between 12.00 and 24.00.
İnönü Cad. No: 50 Gümüşsüyü Taksim, +9 0212 249 10 01
There are a lot of things about Ulus 29 where the hosts are Metin and Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu. We would like to mention about Club 29 that has a rich menu for drinks like the restaurant section. Especially, we recommend you to try the mastic liqueur Skinnos that you can have dinner. One person can spend 150 liras for a nice evenning. It’s open every day between 19.00 and 23.00. The lunch is served between 12.00 and 14.30.
Adnan Saygun Cad. Ulus Parkı İçi No: 71/1 Ulus/Istanbul, 0212 358 29 29
Vogue can tempt anybody at the first step with its breath taking view and elegant decoration. The restaurant’s menu’s main point is world cuisine, but lately it gets a great demand for its rich sushi menu. The venue couldn’t be seen as a dinner place because especially white-collar people are flocked there during lunch time. It’s open every day between 12.00 and 02.00.
Akaretler Spor Cad. No: 92 BJK Plaza A Blok Kat: 13 Beşiktaş/Istanbul, 0212 227 44 04