Top restaurants picks in Istanbul

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Where to find the best places to eat in this historic Turkish city 

The ancient city of Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, sits on the Bosphorous at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and echoes all of the diverse cultures that have passed through it. It’s been a Turkish city since 1453, and is known for its Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.

 As might be expected from such a melting pot of humanity, there are cuisines representing all corners of several empires, but with the twinkling Bosphorous running through the city, so many restaurants can offer Turkish, international and eastern menus with stunning views of the river as the cherry on top. Here the MCC team has put together a selection of restaurants. 

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Ulus 29 / Istanbul

Ulus 29

This upscale restaurant with an international menu, sits high on a hill with a terrace and great views of the Bosphorous. 
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Address: Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cd No: 71/1, 34340 Beşiktas, Istanbul 
Call: +90 212 358 29 29 

Topaz / Istanbul


Contemporary Turkish cuisine in an elegant restaurant with terrace and views of the Bosphorous and resident DJs. 
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Address: Ömer Avni, İnönü Cd. No:50, 34427 Beyoğlu, İstanbul 
Call: +90 212 249 10 01  

Banyan / Istanbul


A upscale Asian and Thai restaurant  with a smart, elegant terrace open on three sides, with stunning Bosphorous views. 
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Address: Yıldız Muallim Naci Caddesi, Salhane Sokak No:3, 34347 Beşiktaş, İstanbul 
Call: +90 212 259 90 60 

St Regis Brasserie / Istanbul

St Regis Brasserie

With a mention in the Michelin Guide, the St Regis Brasserie offers a contemporary International and Turkish menu in a smart and elegant upscale setting. 
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Address: Harbiye, Mim Kemal Öke Cd. No:35, 34365 Şişli, İstanbul 
Call: +90 212 368 08 36 

Feriye Lokantasi / Istanbul

Feriye Lokantasi 

Upscale restaurant with a mention in the Michelin Guide, serving historic and modern food, both Turkish and international. 
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Address: Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:44 D:No:44, 34347 Beşiktaş, İstanbul 
Call: +90 212 227 22 16 

16 Roof / Istanbul

16 Roof 

16 Roof restaurant at Swissotel The Bosphorous, offers stunning views of the river, either from the modern and minimalist interior, or the amazing stepped terrace facing the water. The menu is Turkish with European and Asian twists, and there are resident DJs. 
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Address: Swissotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19 Macka, Besiktas, Istanbul 
Call: +90 549 326 11 12 

Mikla / Istanbul


Elegant fine-dining restaurant serving Turkish and International cuisine and boasting one Michelin star. 
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Address: Asmalı Mescit, The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:15, 34430 Beyoğlu, İstanbul 
Call: +90 212 293 56 56 

Sunset Grill & Bar / Istanbul

Sunset Grill & Bar 

Great views of the city and the Bosphorous from this upscale Michelin-mentioned restaurant located on a hilltop in Ulus Park. The menu offers Japanese and other Asian dishes with a sprinkling of international cuisine 
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Address: Kuruçeşme Mahallesi Ulus Park, Yol Sokağı No:2, 34345 Beşiktaş, İstanbul 
Call: +90 212 287 03 57 

Nicole restaurant / Istanbul


Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern food in a restaurant with a Michelin star, on the top floor of a former convent, with great city views. Find out more 
Address: Tomtom, Tomtom Kaptan Sk. No:18, 34433 Beyoğlu, İstanbul 
Call: +90 212 292 44 67


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