Places to eat in Istanbul

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    Cadde - Trump Towers, Istanbul, TR

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 25, 2014

    Actually "Cadde" is the new food court area of the Trump Towers Shopping Mall newly opened as the addition to the existing food court ...

    The nice thing is that its extraordinary structure, seems like several restaurants and cafe's melted in each other, open air and very breezy ...

    All kind of food and beverages, seafood, meat, bbq, cafe and tea, pastry and many other sorts are available for your taste ...

    Enjoy .... :)

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    Temenye Et & Kebap Marin: Great meat, breathtaking view

    by muratkorman Written Jun 22, 2014

    Temenye is an elegant kebab and steak house located in Pendik Marina. From starters to desserts, you will enjoy the specialties. Although the prices are expensive, the quality and taste of all meals are so good that it doesn't bother you. The service is exquisite and you can rely on the chief waiter to suggest some specialties for your order. This place is perfect for business dinners as well as meals with family or friends. The fantastic sea view combined with a sumptuous meal will get this restaurant in your top ten.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed icli köfte for starters, lamb skewers for main course, gavurdagi for salad and katmer for dessert.

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    Akdamar: A great local cuisine

    by Avieira67 Updated Jun 13, 2014

    I was really hungry, but restaurants in Sultanahmet are really expensive. So, I have decided to walk away from the tourist zone. Fortunatelly, I was lucky to find this place managed by a very kind man in a quiet street.
    They offer good dosis, and tea was free of charge.
    After dinning some dishes, the owner gave me a good discount!
    At least I payed less than half price in Sultanahmet.
    Credit cards are welcome!

    Favorite Dish: I ate some dishes, but I appreciated a lot roast chicken with rice.

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    Supperclub: Get Surprised!

    by sevimgarip Written May 26, 2014

    Supperclub, which normally is a nightclub, opens their doors on Friday and Saturday at 21:00 for dinner. First you are eating a delicious 4 course dinner than the club turns into a nightclub and you find yourself dancing to awesome music!

    Where else can you experience a dinner like this? You are in a nightclub, you are seated in white beds used as lodges. Food in bed?? Damn yes! Dance performances while you are eating and chill out music on the background. The strangest thing might be that you don't get a menu. It's up to what the talented chef decides to prepare for you that week. No matter what he prepares, it always tastes amazing, and the presentation is always perfect!

    It's not only very fun to dine there with friends, it is also a big recommendation for couples who want to have a romantic dinner, where better than on white beds ;)

    Dinner is 120 TL per person, 2 drinks included + when you have dinner you don't have to pay the entrance fee for the club which is normally 50 TL. Don't forget to make a reservation :)

    Favorite Dish: Would be silly to describe my favorite dish, since you get a surprise menu!

    Dinner on white beds!

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    Münferit: Münferit: Modernised Turkish Cuisine

    by MM212 Updated May 17, 2014

    A relatively new restaurant, Münferit is part of the trendy Istanbul food scene in which chefs are experimenting - successfully in this case - with a more modern version of Turkish cuisine. It is located in Carsamba, in the alleys just east of Istiklal Caddesi. The restaurant has become rather popular, so reservations are a must.

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    Poisson: Poisson: Franco-Turkish seafood in Ortakoy

    by MM212 Updated May 17, 2014

    Nice dining option in Ortaköy overlooking the Bosphorus. As its name indicates, Poisson is a seafood restaurant, but it harmoniously mixes French and Turkish dishes. It is located in the heart of the old district of Ortaköy.

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    Iskender Iskenderoglu: The best Iskender kebab

    by magor65 Written Feb 25, 2014

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    Iskender kebab is probably one of the most popular meat dishes in Turkey. It contains thin and wide strips of lamb meat with tomato sauce on pita bread. Always served with yoghurt and melted butter poured on the top. Everything is cooked on charcoal grill. Traditionally it is accompanied by sira (grape juice) made from the special kind of raisins.
    The dish was invented in Bursa by Mehmet Iskender in 1876. He was the man who used the vertical grill for the first time. The recipe was passed on his descendants and spread all over Turkey. The founder's son brought it to Istanbul. This restaurant belongs to the third and fourth generation of Iskenders. They claim to be the only family legally allowed to use the Iskender brand name. On the walls of the restaurant you can see family portraits and a genealogy tree

    Favorite Dish: The dish itself? It's simply delicious. We've been told that if you can't eat Iskender kebab in Bursa, this restaurant is the best one to have it. Although it's a bit more expensive than in other places, it's definitely worth it.

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    Multi: WHAT PRO'S TELL US

    by traveloturc Updated Jan 22, 2014

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    I strongly believe that my country is a paradise for gourmets ...thats why you have to listen the pro's in this subject ..
    this little video can give you an idea about the Turkish food
    I hope that you enjoy

    Turkish Foods & Kitchen Anthony Bourdain:

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    Yoti: What a fun!

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

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    It was hard to find a restaurant in the area serving alcohol, and someone indicated Yoti, a club serving meals.

    How we laughed!

    We descent a staircase following the waiter into a dark room, and from there to an even darker room, where the waiter lightened a candle, allowing us to find the way to one of a few small tables lined against the wall.

    We sat in the dark, only with the candle's light and waited, until the waiter came with a list, impossible to read with that light.

    We called the waiter's attention to that detail, but he answered that there was no problem, since the options were chicken or lamb. We choose, and a few minutes later the dishes and drinks came, to be eaten... in the dark. We were already used to the candle's light, and ate without great problems, always laughing about the adventure, when, at the end of the narrow room, another dimmed light was turned on, and three or four people started talking in Turkish.

    We kept on, noisily, until noticing that we could only listen to a woman's voice, in a group that, in the shade, seemed to have two men.

    And that's when we found that the lady was... reading! Poetry, maybe, but seriously, in the middle of our noisy conversation.

    Well, don't ask me about the dinner - It was not expensive, but that was not the interesting thing to remember.

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    Seker Manti: Regular Food

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

    Fortunately, I was not the only one used to have wine with the meals, and my friends decided to suggest this restaurant, with a reasonably priced bear.

    Well, it was a small confusion with ordered dishes, I didn't eat exactly what I ordered, but it was not bad, served with sympathy with a glass of... wine, they said!

    Located in the hotels block it is touristy, but acceptable.

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    Padrino: Good food

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

    The only restaurant that we visited in the Asian side, Padrino has a very large room with good presentation. The food is also selected, with a careful presentation and service.

    The only week point in such quality is the absence od alcohol.

    As a guest, I had no idea of the prices, but they couldn't be cheap!

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    Koftehor - Çorba: To forget - forgotten

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

    In Siçli, really "Out of the beaten path", I was taken to this restaurant and offered a vegetarian meal. Well, that's not exactly my kind of food, it was not awful, but didn't impress me.

    The only thing I remember is the drink - Ayran (reasonable drink out of the meals, acceptable with that things that we eat).

    I promise to forget the place. As a matter of fact, I already did - I couldn't´t catch what was the real restaurant's name or only Turkish words for the served food.

    I can't complaint - it was offered, with gentleness, but I don't imagine the price.

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    Dogatepe: The best

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

    Perfect location, in the back of Rumeli castle and overlooking the Bosphorus bridge, comfortable room, excellent food and wine, this was my best meal in Turkey.

    I only don't know the price, because we were guests, but it couldn't be cheap.

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    Sultan restaurant: First lunch

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

    Many years ago, a few years before starting to write in Vt (which means... registering things), in my first visit to Istanbul, I had a very good lunch south of Topkapi palace overlooking the sea. I couldn't identify the large restaurant - in my picture it says "Restaurant Sehir" but I thing that "Sehir" is not exactly a name, but something like grill, or any general designation. It stays in the marginal, but I can't help more than showing its image.

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    Birra Manca: "Western" restaurant

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

    I entered this restaurant (as a matter of fact we sat outdoors) led by friends from England and Scandinavia that had been there before... having a beer.

    The food was reasonable (local food with international presentation), the prices moderate, and it had... beer (I rather had wine - a terrible red wine, soon replaced by a not so poisoning white one)

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