Best Turkish Restaurant in Istanbul

Navy Blue, Best Bosphorus View

If you want to taste the flavors of the Mediterranean Cuisine in the best view of the Bosphorus (you can find the best Bosphorus view viewing points here), we recommend Lacivert. Serving in a historical Bosphorus mansion since 1999, Navy Blue has become a Bosphorus classic. Navy blue welcomes its guests on its terrace in summer and in glass-covered halls in winter at its tables with a unique Bosphorus view.

Lacivert's kitchen has been under the management and responsibility of Executive Chef Hüseyin Ceylan since the first day. It has an original menu nourished by Mediterranean cuisine. Although the menu is mostly seafood, meat, chicken, and duck options are also available. Before moving on to our favorite tastes of the restaurant, we would like to point out that in fact, Navy Blue is one of the best places you can have brunch in Istanbul with the best view. If you have the opportunity, we recommend you to have a brunch in Navy Blue.



First of all, seafood soup, warm up. Galician-style octopus from the beginning. Arugula salad from salads. One of the main courses is the grilled minecop fish.


If you like tahini like us, we recommend you to try profiteroles with tahini. It depends on what you eat and drink, of course, but on average, you pay between 150-200 TL per person.


Address: Anadolu Hisarı Mh., Körfez Cd No: 57 / A, 34810

Telephone: +90 2164133753 - +90 2164134224


Spago, Best Fine Dining


One of the pioneers of the farm-to-table trend, world-famous chef Wolfgang Puck with 2 Michelin stars is in Istanbul with the iconic restaurant of Beverly Hills, Spago. Spago's first international restaurant outside the United States, Spago Istanbul, St. Regis serves on the magnificent terrace of the hotel. Recently, the number of fine dining restaurants in Istanbul is increasing rapidly, among them Spago is a " fine dining " restaurant that is on the list of the best restaurants in Istanbul.


The Spago menu, prepared by Wolfgang Puck and interpreting the freshest products of the season with a modern concept, takes its guests on a gastronomic journey. The menu, which is inspired by American, Asian, and Italian cuisines and changes every season according to the products available in local markets, includes Wolfgang Puck's famous stone oven pizzas, appetizers, hand-made pasta, rich entree options as well as flavors from different cuisines.



First of all, we recommend you order Aperol spritz if you like it as a pre-meal snack, they do really well. Starters with burrata salad and Korean-style grilled lamb ribs. Main courses, along with slow-cooked rock sea bass and heifer cutlets. There is also an option called Flour, water, and rice, our favorite beef cheek cutlets. Chocolate soufflé from the desserts is excellent. Again, it depends on what you eat and drink, but the average is 150-200 TL per person.


Address: The St. Regis Istanbul, Mim Kemal Öke Cad. No: 35 Nisantasi

Telephone: +90 212 368 08 08


Inari Sushi Omakase, Best Sushi


Inari Omakase, one of the best in Japanese Cuisine, has been serving in Istanbul Kuruçeşme for 4 years with its renewed decoration. Inari, where you can find much more than sushi with its specialties; offers you the unique flavors of the Far East.

Prepared with Barlas Günebak, the place attracts attention with its assertive flavors and presentation; It has flavors on its menu that you cannot find anywhere else in the world, but only in Inari. If you have trouble choosing the menu, you can easily leave the choice to the chef. Once you have tasted sushi, it is impossible not to be a regular. It is a place where you can continue to spend time with different cocktails and live DJ performances every day of the week.


Of the hot starters, Corn Kakiage's price is 28 TL. Kirohana roll price is 36 TL, Fuji roll price is 36 TL, and spicy shake roll price is 26 TL. Japanese beer Sapporo goes very well with it.


Address: Kuruçeşme Mh Kuruçeşme Cd No: 11, Beşiktaş

Telephone: +90 212 265 96 01


Adana Ocakbasi, The Best Kebab


Among the best restaurants in Istanbul, Adana Ocakbaşı in Kurtuluş is definitely the right place to eat a real Adana kebab.


Doğan Usta, the master of Kurtuluş Adana Ocakbaşı since the first day, states that the secret of kebab is learning the taste habits of its regulars. Meat from Gönen has been offered to guests with the same menu for years. Besides its kebab, spicy paste, tzatziki, and eggplant salad with yogurt are served. Those who wish can also find offal such as spleen and liver.



The entire menu is our favorite, but if you love it, definitely taste the liver ☺ With alcohol, the average is 100-150 TL per person.


Address: Bozkurt Mahallesi, Bay Sungur Sk. No: 2, 34375 Sisli / Istanbul

Telephone: +90 212 247 01 43


Aheste Pera, Best Modern Pub


Serving in Pera, one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul, Aheste interprets and serves traditional Turkish Cuisine in a modern way. They attach great importance to the naturalness of the ingredients used in meals and to be produced in season. That's why everything you eat is delicious.


The owner of the place, Sara Tabrizi, equips the tables with appetizers from Turkish, Persian, Ottoman, Armenian and Greek cultures. There are two types of menus, daytime and evening. The daytime menu includes breakfast with tarts, cakes, quiche, muffins, granola, and jams. There are 10 hot and 6 cold appetizers in the evening. 4 main courses. By the way, our topic is a modern tavern, but the breakfasts are also incredibly delicious, you should definitely go and see it once.


We preferred the tasting menu, it is ideal for a large group. You can taste everything. The price without alcohol is 100 TL per person. We hope that This will be an enjoyable meal that you will eat slowly, brewing, by giving it its name. Finally, let's point out that you never get hungry from the table, you can eat as much as you want from the appetizers you want.


Address: Asmalı Mescit Mah., Mesrutiyet Cad. No: 107 / F, Beyoğlu

Telephone: +90 212 243 26 33

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