More favorite restaurants in Istanbul

view of istanbul from Witt Istanbul Suites

I have just returned from a trip to Istanbul and am adding more restaurants below to the original list of favorites I posted last year.  I will be posting a detailed Istanbul travel guide shortly with tips on where to go, where not to stay, what to do and more.

Refik Meyhane
Sofyali Sokak 10/12
Asmalı Mescit
Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 243 2834
One of Istanbul’s most popular meyhanes (taver), packed at lunch and dinner; delicious mezes and grilled meats

Leb-i-Derya
Kumbaracı yokuşu 57/6
Tünel, Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 49 89
www.lebiderya.com
Great views from top of an apartment building, excellent Mediterranean food

Zuma
Salhane Sokak 7
Ortaköy
Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 236 2296
www.zumarestaurant.com
Sushi

Hakkasan
Kanyon Büyükdere Caddesi
Levent
Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 319 8888
www.hakkasan.com
(Facebook page for photo http://www.facebook.com/pages/HAKKASAN-STANBUL/64189983808)
Chinese Fusion

Topaz Restaurant
İnönü Caddesi 50
Gümüşsuyu
Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 249 1001
www.topazistanbul.com
Expensive restaurant serving modern Turkish cuisine, fabulous views over the Bosphorus bridge, good for business dinners or for celebrating a special occasion

Sunset Grill & Bar
2 Adnan Saygun Caddesi
Ulus Park
Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 287 0357
www.sunsetgrillbar.com
Sushi

House Café Tünel (other locations too)
Asmalı Mescit No:9/1-2
Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 245 9515
www.thehousecafe.com.tr

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Original list of favorite restaurants in Istanbul
Favorite hotels in Istanbul
Review of Witt Istanbul Suites (my recommended place to stay)
Review of Ciya Sofrasi restaurant (amazing food)

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.