With having a major cultural weigh in the world stage, India’s kitchen is, normally, became a part of our lives. With their spiced foods and desserts, every part of the world accepted their kitchen culture. Almost everyone knows the Chicken with Curry Sauce, the most popular meal from Indian Kitchen. And some of us, who eat these spiced meals, may want to eat while travelling around the globe. In this list, we will write some of the best Indian restaurants in Istanbul for travellers of all kinds. We hope you can find it useful.
1. Tandoori Indian Restaurant
Once this restaurant had the title of the first and only Indian Restaurant in Istanbul. Right now, it has the first Indian restaurant title for the city that grew in this kitchen culture. Located in Besiktas, Istanbul this restaurant tries to keep up with the idea of serving a culture. We can say that two customers’ overall meal price is 200 Turkish liras. With its simple decoration and small size of the restaurant makes a friendly environment for customers.
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2. Taj Mahal Hint Restaurant
Opened its doors in 1997, this cute little restaurant is founded by a chef that came from Pakistan. They usually get crowded at weekends, so if you want to visit this place at the weekend you must make reservations. This restaurant is in Beyoglu, Istanbul and its overall price for two people is around 170 Turkish liras. If you are in your hotel, using Airbnb or staying at a friend’s house you can order some food too. They can be found in Yemeksepeti, an app for ordering food in Turkey.
3. Dubb Indian Restaurant
Located in the Sultanahmet, this restaurant is the Istanbul branch of its worldwide restaurant chain. The restaurant has a great view of Bosphorus and the Blue Mosque. It is relatively close to the mosque, makes it more and more easy if your tour includes the Blue Mosque. Dubb Indian restaurant mainly targets the Indian tourists who came to Istanbul and other tourists. Any Turkish people can come too, but usually, this place is full with tourists and reservations almost always full. This proves that they are good at their job, the Indian kitchen. Specialized in Indian grill foods, this restaurant’s overall price of a meal for two people is around 300 Turkish liras. If you are up to spend some money, you can visit this place on your tour of Istanbul. You won’t regret it.
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4. Musafir Indian Restaurant
Located in Taksim, Istanbul this restaurant with a large array of Indian dishes, the restaurant can also serve up to 100 guests at the same time. Estimated price for two customers is 180 Turkish liras. Its location is great for getting there; Taksim is the central district for tourists. While their food got some positive reviews, their cutlery and table hygiene did not. Their menu contains vegan choices, making this restaurant more modern. Their decoration reflects the Indian culture, as well as their music. To try out this culture, its food and music we recommend you to visit this restaurant.
5. Turkuaz Gurme Restaurant
Turkuaz is one of the best Indian restaurants in Istanbul. It’s a joint which serves food from various ethnicities, Indian, French, Turkish, European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Canadian. It also has vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. The décor of this restaurant can be seen as a typical middle-eastern restaurant. Many colourful lanterns hang from the ceiling. Tablecloths have authentic Turkish design, so we can say its atmosphere not made on Indian culture. But the prices are very reasonable considering the portions of the meals and their taste. The two customers’ average meal price is around 150 Turkish liras. And almost every comment they get good reviews on any platform. You should check this restaurant on your travel. It is located in the Sultanahmet, Istanbul.
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