There’s nothing like a quality meal in luxurious surroundings to end your dreamy day in Istanbul! Istanbul is a city rich in great places to enjoy great food and here we’ve listed some of the best places for an unforgettable fine dining experience:
1. Villa Bosphorus – Beylerbeyi
One of the most important features of Istanbul is that it’s a metropolis connecting two continents. Would you like to gaze across at the impressive Bosphorus Bridge connecting the two continents while you savour high-quality food and listen to the sounds of waves lapping at the shore?
Villa Bosphorus is known for its great seafood dishes and has an excellent wine menu with something to complement every meal. They also do a fabulous breakfast.
2. Lacivert Restaurant (Navy Blue Restaurant) – Anadoluhisarı
For an evening meal, it’s best to choose a restaurant with excellent views. The Navy Blue (Lacivert) Restaurant has a modern interior design and appearance. With dim lights, this venue can be the perfect choice for a romantic dinner. It’s located by the sea so you’ll have the chance to enjoy the Bosphorus view while listening to the waves. This restaurant is one of the most popular fish restaurants in Istanbull.
If you want to dine here you’ll need to make a reservation. This way you can get a chance to sit at a table with a beautiful view.
Open Hours: 10:30 – 00:00
Location: Anadolu Hisarı, Körfez Cd. 57/A, 34410 Beykoz/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0216) 413 37 53
3. Maiden’s Tower Restaurant – Salacak
One of the most romantic spots in Istanbul is, undoubtedly, the Maiden’s Tower. The Maiden’s Tower, which has been the subject of many stories and legends, is a true love stop. Eating as a couple in the restaurant here will be an unforgettable experience. The food you’ll eat while sitting high up in a tower in the middle of the sea is quite delicious. You will also have the chance to watch the sea from the Maiden’s Tower.
There are dishes on offer inspired by international cuisine, and the seafood is also very popular. One of the most popular dishes is seafood soup. We highly recommend the meat dishes on offer. Be sure to make a reservation if you want to eat here.
Open Hours: Weekdays 09:15 – 18:45, Weekends 10: 00 – 18: 45 / 20:15 – 00:30
Location: Salacak Mevkii, Üsküdar
Phone Number: (0212) 512 04 80
4. Zuma – Istinyepark
If you’re looking for a glamorous dinner in one of Istanbul’s most elite and sophisticated venues, we have the perfect place. You’ll feel like a VIP in this luxurious restaurant which opened in 2016, where you’ll find dishes from around the world alongside an excellent selection of wines.
This venue is famous for its Japanese food and if you want to have a good sushi meal in Istanbul, Zuma is definitely one of your best options. Be sure to pre-book a table and please note that reservation is not possible online so you’ll need to call them. Here are the details:
Monday – Sunday: 12:00 – 18: 00
Grill Closed: 14:30 – 18:00
Sunday – Thursday: 18:00 – 22:30
Friday – Saturday: 16:00- 23:30
Location: Pınar, İstinye Mahallesi Bayır Çıkmazı İstinye park No:461, 34460 Sarıyer/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 236 22 96
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