Posted by Tripster Sevval

In Istanbul, you can find something to eat in almost every corner but the point is to find the best food which is served in the best restaurant and location. These are the few restaurants in which you can find all of these things with quality.

Leb-i Derya


We are in a place where the sea tenderly passes caressing the mystical lands of Istanbul that smells the history. Leb-i Derya is an elegant restaurant in the middle of old Istanbul with a separate theme on each floor. It is an ideal place to enjoy delicious food and nice drinks around a table from small friends gatherings to larger meetings.

Price

Leb-i Derya’s menu is not different from the taverns in the region. If you are going to drink raki and you are crowded, you can further reduce the amount per person by ordering a cheese plate. The average price of appetizers is between 18 – 20 TL. If you want to eat a main course (fish or meat), be careful. The appetizers are quite rich and satisfying. When you consume drinks and appetizers, you may not have enough place for the main course. We recommend marinated mackerel with zahter (a special Turkish spice) or cherry stuffed dried aubergines that are the specialties of Leb-i Derya.
In the main dishes, the prices start from 25 TL depending on the meal and go up to 80 TL. In drinks, prices may change according to the brand and year of the drink. According to your wine, raki preference, drink prices change. A glass of sparkling wine is 47 TL, a glass of rosé and white wine is 29 – 33 TL, and red wine is 29 – 38 TL depending on the year and brand. The single size raki price varies between 25 and 34 TL according to the brand.

Quality

Leb-i Derya’s interior decoration is designed to make its guests feel at home. At the top of the restaurant is the Captain’s Lodge. The captain lodge was small as a venue. In summer, you should prefer the captain lodge floor. This place for 20 people is ideal for groups. If you want to watch Istanbul, you should be in the main hall. There’s live music on this floor. Beneath it, there is a pocket tavern. More nostalgic and more friendly. Leb-i Derya, which combines the best recipes of Anatolian and Rumelian cuisine with today’s taste, will take you on a pleasant journey of taste.

Location

Şahkulu Mah, Kumbaracı Ykş. No:57 Tünel / Beyoğlu – İstanbul

Open Hours

It is open 7 days a week from 12:00 to 00:00. The final orders are taken at 22:30 and only drinks are served after that time.

Mikla


Mikla’s Turkish and Scandinavian mix dishes are described as a magnificent gastronomic journey. With its refined foods and breathtaking views, Mikla takes Turkish restaurant understanding to the next level with its “New Anatolian Cuisine” concept.

Price

3 stage a la carte menu is 350 TL. Cheese and honey platter for two, 75 TL. Tasting Menu 480 TL, 6 glasses of wine compatible with dinner 360 TL. The tasting menu is served to everyone at the table. It is possible to taste the wines produced in the vineyards at the various regions of the world and have come to Mikla, Turkey.

Quality

Mikla, which is selected as one of the best 50 restaurants in the world with its quality, taste, and service, uses local flavors in its food. The dishes of the master chefs of Mikla, who call these tastes “traditional” and “noble”, the decoration and the service are of high quality.

Location

The Marmara Pera Hotel, Meşrutiyet No 15 | Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Türkiye

Open Hours

Open from Monday to Saturday, Mikla serves food from 18:30 to 23:30. The bar is open from 18:00 until 02:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Maiden’s Tower


A mysterious, lonely and romantic tower in the middle of Istanbul with its story. The 2500-year-old Maiden’s Tower serves every meal from breakfast to dinner. You can arrive at the Maiden’s Tower with boats departing from Salacak and Kabataş.

Price

Breakfast is 70 TL per person including the museum during the week and 95 TL per person at the weekend. You don’t have any menu at lunch, so you pay for the portions. In the meantime, if you want to visit the museum, the museum entrance fee is 30 TL for adults and 15 TL for students. For dinner, there are different kinds of menus. Prices are 215 TL and 265 TL. You need to pay extra for the drink.

Quality

Although the prices are quite high, it has different comments on the quality of service and dishes. The Maiden’s Tower impresses people with its mystical atmosphere and ambiance. The necessity of dressing and not bringing children is important for dinner. You should be sensitive about booking because the venue is very popular. Since fewer people arrive at lunch times, you will be able to sit at the table you want and eat.

Location

Salacak Mevkii, Üsküdar.

Open Hours

Breakfast is available from 09:00 to 13:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 13:00 on weekends. From 12:00 you can order lunch at the main restaurant on the bottom floor. Dinner starts at 19:45. Shorts, capri or tracksuits are not accepted. If you have children under the age of 7, you should arrive earlier in the day. Moreover, the “Kuledebar”, located on the top floor of the tower, is open from 09:00. Kızkulesi Restaurant is accessible only by boat.
Boat times are as follows:
Salacak / Üsküdar – Kızkulesi starts at 09:15 and ends at 18:30. There’s a trip every 15 minutes. Evening boat hours are from 20:15 to 00:30. You must make a reservation for dinner.
Kabataş – Kızkulesi: At weekends, hourly between 10:00 – 18:00. For dinner, you can go to the Maiden’s Tower from 20:00 to 21:30. The last hour back from the tower to the city is 00:30

360 Istanbul


360 Istanbul, one of the first places that come to mind when it comes to landscapes, is located on the top floor of the historical Mısır Apartment. 360 Istanbul, which serves delicacies from the world and Turkish modern cuisine, also offers its guests the pleasure of a club with live shows on weekend evenings.

Price

The restaurant, which follows a price policy below the level of fine dining restaurant of similar class, does not have a fixed menu application.

Quality

360 restaurant provides you with a pleasant time in every hour of the day with its design, service and fun activities. It provides you with an unforgettable day in the historical apartment of Beyoğlu with its delicious food and drink presentations that caught the great harmony of East and West. It is one of the top restaurants in Istanbul.

Location

İstiklal Caddesi, Mısır Apt. 163 / 8 Beyoğlu İstanbul
Open Hours
From 16:00 to 02:00 from Sunday to Thursday.
From 16:00 to 04:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Asitane Restaurant


How about tasting the sultan’s dishes of Ottoman Palace cuisine? Asitane Restaurant invites you to the table of the imperial sultans. With the recipes created from the books that were written by the people who have visited the Topkapi and Edirne Saray kitchens, from the documents in the libraries of Beyazit and Millet, from the book “A Feast Book” on the circumcision feast of the sons of Suleyman the Magnificent, and even from the culinary records of the palace kitchen, you can go on the flavor journeys of the sultans.

Price

Asitane Restaurant has a special menu for each period. Prices are changing accordingly. However, meals, salads, and desserts are between 30 TL and 50 TL per each serving.

Quality

The quality and taste of the dishes served to the sultans and guests in the palaces of the Ottoman Empire were brought to the present day by using the recipes on the references. Asitane Restaurant, with its interior decoration, delicious food, and drinks, brings those tables to your feet even if it cannot take you to the 16th-century tables.

Location

Kariye Camii Sokak No:6
34240 Edirnekapı
İstanbul, Turkey

Open Hours

Asitane Restaurant is open every day of the week from 12:00 to 23:30.

Lacivert


Lacivert Restaurant combines the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine with the organic products of Anatolian cuisine. With a unique view of the Bosphorus, anyone who comes to Lacivert for a pleasant meal at any time of the day especially prefers brunch. It is known as one of the best restaurants in Istanbul with the view.

Price

A meal for two people including alcohol is expected to pay close to 450 TL. Prices vary depending on the food and drink you order.

Quality

A reservation is recommended at the restaurant which also organizes a private boat tour for business and other special dinners. You can have a romantic meal in a restaurant decorated with luxurious interior decoration by the sea or have a celebration with your friends.

Location

Anadolu Hisarı Mh., Körfez Cd No:57/A,
34810 Istanbul, Türkiye
Open Hours
Lacivert Restaurant is receiving reservations every day of the week between 10:00 and 22:00.

The Doctor Steakhouse


Dr. Steakhouse is one of the few restaurants that come to mind when delicious meat is asked for in Etiler. The owner, Doctor İnanç is not a doctor, but he is well known by people who like to eat meat in Istanbul. The nickname “Doctor” comes from the fact that he cuts the meat with the care of a surgeon. Here, the meat is served as common options such as sushi, Turkish delight, cage, neck with dr. steakhouse’s taste.

Price

The Doctor Steakhouse prices vary by meal. Starters range from 40 TL to 95 TL and main courses range from 85 TL to 240 TL. The average price ranges from 75 – 125 TL.

Quality

In the restaurant, you will only focus on the taste of meat. No scenery, no live music… There are doctors loading protein here. With special recipes and cooking methods, you will go on a fascinating journey of simply delicious tasty meats.

Location

Etiler Mahallesi Yıldız Çiçeği Sokak No:2/D Etiler Beşiktaş

Open Hours

Open from 11:00 to 00:00 every day of the week.

Çiya


Çiya chiefs add the ancient secrets of Mesopotamia to the dishes of the Balkans. It enriches the glory of the Ottoman Empire with the flavors of the Caucasus. It combines the spices of Asia with the flavors of the Arabian Peninsula. And great tastes come out. If you want to taste local dishes you will have to come to this restaurant a few times.

Price

Çiya table has a price range between 29 TL and 150 TL.

Quality

Maximum effort is given to ensure that the taste of Çiya is close to perfect. In 2015, 2017 and 2019, this Istanbul restaurant was awarded a “Certificate of Excellence”, and offers dishes from all the people who lived and are living in Anatolia. The place should be visited not for visual richness but for taste richness.

Location

Two of the restaurants in Kadıköy are in the form of kebab shops. The address of the restaurant that will take you on a journey of taste with the variety of dishes is Caferağa Mah. Güneşlibahçe Sk. No:43 Kadıköy – İstanbul

Open Hours

Çiya is open every day of the week from 11:00 to 22:00.

Nusret (Nişantaşı)


Nusr-Et, which the culture of steakhouse to Turkey is fun and delicious with its special service and boutique concept. Nusr-Et is the leader in meat sector with its warm atmosphere and rich variety. Eating at Nusr-Et means eating at the heart of Istanbul’s steakhouse culture.

Price

In Nusr-Et, the cheapest starter menu for 2 people starts at 70 TL and the main course starts at 160 TL. For two people, a menu with alcohol is 700 TL on average.

Quality

Nearly everybody knows the quality of Nusr-Et. It is one of the top 10 restaurants in Istanbul. Those who come here come not only to taste their food but also to meet Nusret himself. Nusret has a very interesting success story.

Location

Nispetiye Caddesi No:87 Etiler – Beşiktaş / İstanbul

Open Hours

Open from 12:00 to 24:00 every day of the week. However, you should make a reservation two weeks before the time you plan to go. Because it is possible to find a place in Nusr-Et Nişantaşı usually two weeks later.


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