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Asmali Shot House

Asmali Shot House (Asmalımescit mahallesi Sofyali Sokak No 14 Beyoğlu, İstanbul) — located in Asmali, this shot bar has a South American atmosphere. You can get a single shot for 5TL, 13 shots for 50TL and 35 shots for 125TL (3,5TL per glass). You can come on weekend nights to enjoy live music.

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Zuma

Zuma (Radisson Blu Hotel, 7 Salhane Sokak, Ortakoy, Istanbul) – this is one of Istanbul’s popular Japanese restaurants. Various types of sushi and sashimi are served there, along with grilled dishes like jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, salt grilled seabass with burnt tomato and ginger relish, chili marinated lamb chops and homemade pickles, and […]

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Ulus 29

Ulus 29 (Adnan Saygun Caddasi Ulus Parki, Istanbul) — Ulus 29 is one of the most sought-after social experiences in Istanbul, since its opening in 1993. Located on the hilltops of Ulus, the venue has a magnificent view overlooking the Bosphorus. Ulus 29 both with its fine dining restaurant and Club 29 sets the trend […]

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Sunset Grill & Bar

Sunset Grill & Bar (Kuruçesme Mahallesi, Yol Sokak No.2, Ulus) – patrons are drawn to this restaurant for its outdoor dining roof. Along with that and the stunning view of the city that it offers, the food served there is excellent and a mixture of international cuisine and Turkish dishes. It also has an excellent […]

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SALT Galata

SALT Galata (Bankalar Caddesi 11, Karaköy, Beyoğlu, Istanbul) — set on the top floor of the former Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters in Karaköy, it offers top-notch art exhibitions and superb views of the Karaköy district. It also houses a specialized public library and archive, research spaces and a conference hall. If you enjoy feeding your […]

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Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Nusr-Et Steakhouse (Nispetiye Caddesi,87 Etiler, Beşiktaş, Istanbul) – this is one of the best steakhouses in Istanbul – serving delicious meats in a homeline atmosphere, such as Lamb T-bone, T-Bone Steak, Lamb Chops, meatballs, and more. The meats here have specific names, exclusive to Nusr-et such as ‘lokum’ (Turkish delight) and ‘ceviz’ (walnut). The three-dimensional […]

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Mikla

Mikla (The Mamara Pera, 15 Mesrutiyet Caddesi, Beyoglu, Istanbul) — Located on the roof top floor of the fashionable “The Marmara Pera” hotel, “Mikla is urban, sleek and stylish. The restaurant is funky retro with chrome 70’s and 50’s furniture and a stunning wooden rail-sleepers bar.” The magical views over the city stretch to the […]

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Meze by Lemon Tree

Meze by Lemon Tree (Asmalimescit Mahallesi Meşrutiet Caddesi) – artfully-prepared & presented Turkish dishes are served here. Diners will find a range of items such as the traditional pilaki (beans stewed in olive oil) accompanied by red onion, parsley and pieces of chestnuts; Acılı Ezme (Turkish gazpacho) — prepared with finely diced tomato, pickled cucumber, […]

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Mangerie

Mangerie (Cevdetpaşa Caddesi No.69, Bebek, Istanbul) – this neighborhood hotspot is located on the terrace of an unassuming 3-story building (tucked away above a hairdresser in Bebek, one of Istanbul’s most trendy districts). This cozy eatery has a relaxed beach cafe feel to it and there are both indoor and outdoor seating options available with […]

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Istanbul Modern Café

Istanbul Modern Café (Meclisi Mebusan Caddesi Antrepo No.4, Salıpazarı; Istanbul) — adjacent to the exhibition spaces of the Istanbul Modern Museum and with a terrace looking out to the historical peninsula of Istanbul and the Bosphorus, Istanbul Modern Restaurant serves everyone (regardless of whether they are actually visiting the museum), with a rich menu. Though […]