We are a country that loves to eat and drink in beautiful places and we’re especially fond of meat. Tenderloin, steak, hamburger; every meat has a different and unique flavour. Istanbul is full of great meat restaurants, and here we’ve listed some of Istanbul’s best steakhouses for you.
Whenever you hear Istanbul’s best steakhouses there is no doubt that Nusr-Et, which is internationally renowned, comes to mind first. Nusr-Et creates many unique options for meat lovers and brings a new and delicious interpretation to the steakhouse culture. Since opening in 2010 it has become THE place for meat enthusiasts in Istanbul. The restaurant offers rich flavours, a warm atmosphere and top quality service. Nusr-Et Steakhouse continues to be the number one choice for meat lovers, with its unique tastes popular in Istanbul Etiler and Istanbul Sandal Bedesteni, which prioritise the desires and comfort of guests in all branches.
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2. BOGA’z Steak House
If you want to eat great steak while enjoying a great view, one of the best places on Istanbul’s Anatolian side is Toro. Without exception the entire menu is superb, and the speed and quality of service are second to none. The restaurant offers an excellent choice of salads and meat dishes to suit every taste. Toro Steakhouse is smart, spacious and ideal for couples who want to enjoy a romantic meal accompanied by good quality wine and an amazing sea view.
In Baltazar you’ll find meat cooked in front of your eyes, homemade drinks and unique flavours. This is, without doubt, one of Istanbul’s best steakhouses where you’ll discover the appetising world of Baltazar in the unique atmosphere of Karakoy. If you follow the delicious meat smells rising from Karakoy, you’ll find Baltazar. You can make a reservation or just turn up – the choice is yours. But please note this is a very popular venue. In either case, the most delicious meats and special flavours are waiting to welcome you; the taste of the burgers is unforgettable. Service quality is good. Baltazar’s unique taste comes from storing the meat in Dryage cabinets for 1 month, thus reducing the moisture content and breaking down the enzymes to intensify the flavour. The restaurant serves very thick, 100% beef sausages to which nothing but spice is added. And the intestines used are natural. The sausages made from 100% beef are decorated with Cyprus halloumi cheese, peanuts, pistachios and walnuts.
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4. Günaydın Butcher & Steakhouse
Günaydın Butcher & Steakhouse attracts attention with its unique tastes and impressive presentations. They use special wood-based decorations to wow their customers and the comfort of the guests is also very important. Each ingredient used alongside the meat is brought from Southeast Anatolia by carefully selected producers and maintains its freshness. Günaydın Steakhouse works to make its customers feel as comfortable and safe as in their own homes. The restaurant prides itself on maintaining the highest quality of products and services and is a mainstay in the top 3 of the list of top 10 restaurants in Istanbul. The meat served here is from their own farm and this is one of Istanbul’s best steakhouses. There is also a butcher shop where guests can buy meat. The Turkish delight and katmer dessert are also a must.
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5. Bysteak Steakhouse
Bysteak is a boutique steakhouse offering a warm welcome, beautiful and timeless music, great service and delicacies. All the ingredients, especially the meats in the restaurant, are of very high quality. We particularly recommend the butcher patties and the lamb chops which are very tasty. The restaurant has an intimate feel and the staff here are friendly. It’s known across Reşitpaşa for its rib steak and fillet steak; two of the ambitious main dishes of the restaurant. You can enjoy your delicious meats with various sauces and don’t forget to ask for the Nutella katmer dessert after dinner. The place is enriched with light music and is ideal for a meal with family or friends, or for a date with that special person in your life.
6. The Hunger
The Hunger is another restaurant on the list of Istanbul’s best steakhouses and you should definitely try the delicacies from their open kitchen. We highly recommend The Hunger Burger and T-bone. The restaurant boasts a huge menu and it can be difficult to choose but fortunately, everything is delicious. The decoration and presentation of the dishes are also beautiful. The place has a nice ambiance and is perfect for groups of friends. Portions are very hearty and the venue is clean and spacious. It also has open areas for smoking. If you’re looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful to enjoy a meal then this is ideal, although drink options are limited. You can have long chats under the trees and the breakfast is quite delicious.
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