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Çok Çok Thai

Çok Çok Thai (51 Mesrutiyet Caddasi 51, Beyoglu, Istanbul) — Located just steps away from the Pera Museum, Çok Çok Thai is one of the best Thai restaurants in Istanbul. It was established in 2006 and has become a favorite with local and foreign fans of Thai food, so much so it was voted Best […]

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Ayder Balik

Ayder Balik (Lokantasi Iskele Caddesi No.2/A, Rumeli KavagI, Istanbul) — is the ideal place for a lazy afternoon with good food by the sea. Tasty appetizers followed by the delectable fish is what makes this restaurant so appealing, not to mention the breathtaking view of the Black Sea. The mezes are all top-notch and the […]

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Asitane

Asitane (Kariye Cami Sokak 6, Edirne Kapı, Istanbul) – this restaurant doesn’t simply serve Turkish meals – it strives to cook specialties once served in the country’s royal palaces during the Ottoman era. Asitane is located on the garden floor of a restored Ottoman Mansion just next to Kariye Museum in Edirnekapı — serving its […]

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Ferry

Ferry – since the Bosphorus River divides Istanbul between its European and Asian sides, getting to and from either part via ferry can be a sensible option to getting around the city. Such ferry boats also save a lot of time because the bridges over the Bosphorus are constantly congested . Once on the ferry, […]

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Funicular

Funicular: Here are the following running lines: Karaköy-Tünel (T) – this line allows you to go quickly down the Istiklal Street and you will avoid climbing the slopes to get in neighborhoods like Galata . Once in Tünel you can use the historical tram (NT) to go to Taksim Square . It runs from 7am […]

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Trams

Trams: at Istanbul’s European side, there are two lines in service: the T1 line from Kabataş allows easy access to Sultanahmet, and the T4 line that goes northwest of the city . It runs from 6am to 11pm. The tram in Istanbul is very clean and air conditioned. Of these two, the T1 is the […]

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Bus

Bus — there are 400 bus lines in Istanbul, the majority work daily until midnight. With the exception of Sultanahmet (accessible by tram), buses go all over the city. Destinations and major stops are marked on yellow signs on the sides of buses. Fares are the same as the Metro lines (as well as tram, […]

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Metro

Metro: Istanbul has a small but well-functioning metro system that started operating in 2000. Here are the functioning Metro lines: M1 – This line operates between Atatürk International Airport and Aksaray in Fatih, where you can join the tramway at the nearby Yusufpaşa stop to Sultanahmet and Beyoğlu. M2 – Since February 15 2014, this […]

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Uber

Uber: Uber is now operating in Istanbul. Please review its web page for more info: https://www.uber.com/global/en/cities/istanbul/

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TAXI

TAXI –the starting taxi fare in Istanbul is 3.20 TL (increasing by 2 TL per km.). If your taxi is stalled in traffic, the fare goes up by .35 TL per minute. Here are phone numbers for taxi services in Istanbul: Ataturk Airport Taxi Coop: +90 850 780 7734 Cihangir Taxi: +90 212 244 4220 […]