Istanbul Eateries
Kara Mehmet Kebap is one of Istanbul Eateries.

1. Kara Mehmet Kebap

İç Cebeci Han No:92, Kapalı Çarşı, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Beyazit · 4 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: One of our favorite kebab places in the whole city and an oasis of calm in the bustling Grand Bazaar. Try the kunefe dessert. Read more.

Aynen Dürüm is one of Istanbul Eateries.

2. Aynen Dürüm

8.1
Muhafazacılar Sok. No:33 Ayaklı Borsa yanı, Kapalı Çarşı, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Beyazit · 46 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Tiny shack located near the Grand Bazaar "currency exchange." Try the Adana kebab dürüm (dürüm =wrap) or the kuzu şiş kebab dürüm (lamb shish kebab wrap). Read more.

Zübeyir Ocakbaşı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

3. Zübeyir Ocakbaşı

8.5
Şehit Muhtar Mah. Bekar Sok. No:28, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Şehit Muhtar · 705 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: We recommend the pumpkin spread meze. All grill items are fantastic - try chicken wings (kanat) or lamb chops (pirzola). Reservations recommended. English menu available. Read more.

Hayri Balık is one of Istanbul Eateries.

4. Hayri Balık

5.7
Arnavutköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Arnavutköy · 58 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Try the hamsi (Black Sea anchovies) in the fall when they're in season or ask Hayri which fish he recommends. We generally like Adem Baba better but Hayri Balik serves alcohol. Read more.

Çukur Meyhanesi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

5. Çukur Meyhanesi

7.7
Kartal Sok. Turnacıbaşı Cad. (İstiklal Cad.), Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Kuloglu · 145 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: One of our favorite meyhanes. For mezes, try patlican salatasi (eggplant puree) & soslu patlican (fried eggplant in a tangy tomato sauce). The ciğer (liver) & grilled hamsi (anchovies) are delicious. Read more.

Mohti Laz Meyhanesi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

6. Mohti Laz Meyhanesi

7.0
Orhan Adlı Apaydın Sok., Istanbul, Istanbul
Dive Bar · Asmalı Mescit · 15 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Serves Black Sea cuisine; plan for a multi-course feast. We recommend fried hamsi (Black Sea anchovies), muhlama (cheesy cornmeal fondue), and hinkali dumplings. Read more.

Hayvore Karadeniz Mutfağı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

7. Hayvore Karadeniz Mutfağı

8.6
Kuloğlu Mah. Turnacıbaşı Cad. No:4 Galatasaray (Istiklal Caddesi), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Turkish Home Cooking Restaurant · Kuloglu · 469 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Black Sea soul food; We recommend the lightly fried hamsi (anchovies) and cornbread. Read more.

Füreyya Galata Balıkçısı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

8. Füreyya Galata Balıkçısı

Serdar-i Ekrem sokak no:2/B Kuledibi, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Şahkulu · 54 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Affordable and fresh fish. Try balık koftesi (grilled fish cakes with basil aioli), manti (little dumplings stuffed with fish here), hamsi (anchovies), and the classic balik durum (fish wrap) for 4TL. Read more.

Balıkçı Kemal'in Yeri is one of Istanbul Eateries.

9. Balıkçı Kemal'in Yeri

7.8
Makaracılar cad.
Seafood Restaurant · Beyoğlu · 75 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Low-key waterfront fish restaurant with a great environment. The food and fish offerings are humble but tasty; it's affordable and is not overrun with hungry crowds. Read more.

Nato Lokantası is one of Istanbul Eateries.

10. Nato Lokantası

8.1
Karanlık Fırın Sk. No:4 Karaköy, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · 96 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A great lunch spot. Serves high-quality döner and lots of other homey Turkish dishes. Read more.

Sakarya Tatlıcısı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

11. Sakarya Tatlıcısı

8.5
Dudu Odaları Sk., Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Dessert Shop · Hüseyinağa · 78 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Get ayva tatlısı (quince desert topped with kaymak) when it's in season in autumn. Read more.

Klemuri is one of Istanbul Eateries.

12. Klemuri

Katip Mustafa Celebi Mah Tel Sk Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Katip Mustafa Çelebi · 173 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Laz/Black Sea cuisine. We recommend muhlama (cheesy cornmeal fondue), hamsili pilav (rice with anchovies), and Laz böreği (sweet pastry filled with a scoop of pudding). Read more.

İsmet Baba Restaurant is one of Istanbul Eateries.

13. İsmet Baba Restaurant

8.3
Çarşı Cad. No:1/A Kuzguncuk, Üsküdar, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · 414 tips and reviews
Altan Şekerleme is one of Istanbul Eateries.

14. Altan Şekerleme

8.8
Kiblecesme Cad. No: 96, Kantarcilar (Kucuk Pazari), Eminonu, Istanbul
Dessert Shop · Fatih · 15 tips and reviews
Asmalı Cavit is one of Istanbul Eateries.

15. Asmalı Cavit

8.7
Asmalımescit Mah. Asmalımescit Cad. No:16/D, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Meyhane · 243 tips and reviews
Çukur Meyhanesi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

16. Çukur Meyhanesi

7.7
Kartal Sok. Turnacıbaşı Cad. (İstiklal Cad.), Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Kuloglu · 145 tips and reviews
Fatih Karadeniz Pidecisi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

17. Fatih Karadeniz Pidecisi

Büyük Karaman Cd. No:47 (Fatih), Istanbul, Istanbul
Pide Place · Zeyrek · 598 tips and reviews
Giritli Restaurant is one of Istanbul Eateries.

18. Giritli Restaurant

8.5
Cankurtaran, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Sultanahmet · 178 tips and reviews
Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

19. Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi

8.2
Divan Yolu Cad. No: 12, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kofte Place · Binbirdirek · 953 tips and reviews
Köfteci Arnavut is one of Istanbul Eateries.

20. Köfteci Arnavut

7.9
Mürsel Paşa Cad. No:139 Balat, Fatih, Istanbul
Kofte Place · 113 tips and reviews
Köfteci Hüseyin is one of Istanbul Eateries.

21. Köfteci Hüseyin

8.0
Şehit Muhtar Mah. Kurabiye Sok. No:11/A, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Kofte Place · 127 tips and reviews
Lades Restaurant is one of Istanbul Eateries.

22. Lades Restaurant

7.5
Kuloğlu Mah. Sadri Alışık Sok. No:14, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · 175 tips and reviews
Öz Kilis Kebap ve Lahmacun Salonu is one of Istanbul Eateries.

23. Öz Kilis Kebap ve Lahmacun Salonu

7.2
Hırka-i Şerif Cd. Bedrettin Simavi Sk. No: 5, Fatih, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Fatih · 541 tips and reviews
Şahin Esnaf Lokantası is one of Istanbul Eateries.

24. Şahin Esnaf Lokantası

8.5
Asmalı Mescit Mah. Orhan Adlı Apaydın Sok. No:11 Beyoğlu, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Asmalımescit · 147 tips and reviews
Takanik Balık is one of Istanbul Eateries.

25. Takanik Balık

8.4
Köybaşı Cad. No:155 Sarıyer, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Yeniköy · 332 tips and reviews
Fish Var Balıkçı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

26. Fish Var Balıkçı

8.0
İstinye Mh. İstinye Cd. No:26 Sarıyer, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · İstinye · 313 tips and reviews
Gram is one of Istanbul Eateries.

27. Gram

Asmalı Mescit Mah. Meşrutiyet Cad. No:107/D, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Restaurant · 80 tips and reviews

28. Hamov

Şahap Sok. No:36 Feriköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Restaurant · Şişli · 9 tips and reviews
Beyoğlu Öğretmenevi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

29. Beyoğlu Öğretmenevi

7.7
Evliya Çelebi Mah. Meşrutiyet Cad. No:58 Tepebaşı, Istanbul, Istanbul
Boarding House · Evliya Çelebi · 63 tips and reviews
Adem Baba is one of Istanbul Eateries.

30. Adem Baba

8.8
Satış Meydanı Sok. No:2 Arnavutköy, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · 491 tips and reviews
Ahırkapı Balıkçısı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

31. Ahırkapı Balıkçısı

7.4
Keresteci Hakkı Sokak, 46, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Sultanahmet · 63 tips and reviews
Albay Dürüm is one of Istanbul Eateries.

32. Albay Dürüm

8.5
Bebek Mah. Türksan Yolu No:8, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Food Truck · 11 tips and reviews

33. Kandilli Suna'nın Yeri

8.0
Kandilli Mah. Kandilli İskele Cad. No:17 Üsküdar, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Kandilli · 600 tips and reviews
Vonali Celal is one of Istanbul Eateries.

34. Vonali Celal

Seafood Restaurant · Sultanahmet · 12 tips and reviews

35. Yöremiz Pide

Zerdalı Sokak 9, Tarlabaşı, Istanbul, Istanbul
Bakery · Çukur · 1 tip

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Right at the entrance of the Sunday market in Tarlabaşı is a pushcart selling lavaş and an excellent buttery, flaky flatbread called katmer. Yöremiz Pide is the bakery where this katmer is made. Read more.

Türkistan Yemekleri is one of Istanbul Eateries.

36. Türkistan Yemekleri

63. Sok. No:5, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul
Asian Restaurant · 1 tip

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Serving authentic food from Uighur, a place in Western China known as East Turkistan. Order the Uighur-style mantı (dumplings); somsa, a savory pastry stuffed with lamb; and handmade lagman noodles. Read more.

Sabırtaşı Restaurant is one of Istanbul Eateries.

37. Sabırtaşı Restaurant

8.1
İstiklal Cad. No:112 K:5, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · 197 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Serving one of our favorite street foods, içli köfte. The savory snack consisting of a bulgur wheat shell filled with ground meat, onion, parsley and spices, is handmade upstairs by Fatma Hanım. Read more.

Beyoğlu Balık Pazarı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

38. Beyoğlu Balık Pazarı

7.7
İstiklal Cad. Sahne Sok., Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Fish Market · 32 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Head to Reşat Balık, a third-generation family business that has supplied traditional meyhanes around town with lakerda (pickled bonito) since the 1940s. Read more.

39. Refik'a Restaurant

6.8
Sofyalı Sok. No:7 Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Meyhane · 122 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The best place to try lakerda (pickled bonito) made by the masters at Reşat Balık market. Other highlights include soslu patlıcan (eggplant smothered in tomato) and Arnavut ciğeri (Albanian liver). Read more.

Kahveci Mustafa Amca Jean's is one of Istanbul Eateries.

40. Kahveci Mustafa Amca Jean's

7.7
İstiklal Cad. Danışman Geçidi Beyoğlu (Hazzopulo Pasajı), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Tea Room · 559 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: One of our favorite tea gardens. By serving tea and coffee to local shopkeepers day in and day out for 30 years, Mustafa Amca ("Uncle Mustafa") has become an Istanbul institution. Read more.

Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

41. Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi

7.5
Hoca Paşa Mah. Ankara Cad. No:112 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kofte Place · Hoca Paşa · 266 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: We love the century-old, two-item menu of köfte (Turkey’s equivalent of the hamburger) and piyaz (white bean salad). Revani makes a nice addition for dessert. Read more.

Mekan is one of Istanbul Eateries.

42. Mekan

Tomtom Mah. Eskiçiçekçi Sok. No:3 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Meyhane · Tomtom · 77 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Serving up traditional favorites with great wine and service, try the lakerda (pickled bonito), topik (chickpea softball), içli köfte, Patlıcanlı börek with egglpant, and fried hamsi (anchovies). Read more.

43. Boris'in Yeri

8.1
Muhsine Hatun Mh. Ördekli Bakkal Sk. No:9, Fatih, Istanbul
Breakfast Spot · Fatih · 174 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: This place has been keeping Kumkapı’s restaurants and residents stocked with bal-kaymak, a rich buffalo milk cream served under a blanket of honey, for almost a century. A great treat for breakfast. Read more.

Kebapçı İskender is one of Istanbul Eateries.

44. Kebapçı İskender

6.9
Caferağa Mah. Albay Faik Sözdener Cad. No:7, Kadıköy, Istanbul
Doner Restaurant · Caferağa · 279 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Head here for the original and best İskender kebab -- a plate of döner laying on a bed of cut flatbread doused with tomato sauce and butter and served with a scoop of cool yogurt on the side. Read more.

Meşhur Çiğ Köfteci Hacı Beşir Usta is one of Istanbul Eateries.

45. Meşhur Çiğ Köfteci Hacı Beşir Usta

5.5
Istanbul, Istanbul
Cigkofte Place · Ali Kuscu · 5 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The best çiğ köfte we've had. What were once raw meatballs are now served meatless with walnuts, bulgur, tomato and red pepper paste, isot pepper, and spring onion, served in a lettuce leaf. Read more.

Hüsrev is one of Istanbul Eateries.

46. Hüsrev

6.8
Yıldız Posta Cad. Dedeman İş Merkezi No:48/1 Esentepe, Şişli, Istanbul
Turkish Home Cooking Restaurant · 215 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: High-powered businessmen stop here for a humble yet delicious lunch of kuru fasulye. The blond and creamy beans, bathed in a rich, red gravy, are certainly worthy of their dedicated following. Read more.

Küçük Ev Balık Lokantası is one of Istanbul Eateries.

47. Küçük Ev Balık Lokantası

6.3
Büyük Kuleli Sok. No:46 Samatya, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Koca Mustafapaşa · 40 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Küçük Ev is a small fish shack that provides a front-row seat onto the hustle and bustle of the fish market and is our favorite spot in Samatya. Everything here is fresh, local, and inexpensive. Read more.

Avam Kahvesi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

48. Avam Kahvesi

8.6
Katip Mustafa Celebi Mah. Cukurlucesme Sk. No:4/A, Istanbul, Istanbul
Café · Katip Mustafa Çelebi · 185 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A specialty café near Taksim serving a wide variety of gazoz (Turkish soft drinks). Offering 14 different kinds, the menu includes notes on the flavor, history and origin of each producer. Read more.

49. Fasuli

7.3
Kemankeş Mah. Kılıçalipaşa Cad. No:6 Tophane, Istanbul, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Kemankeş Karamustafapaşa · 409 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The baked beans are among the best we’ve had in Istanbul. This restaurant also serves up other Black Sea specialties, including muhlama (a sort of Turkish fondue), stuffed chard leaves and corn bread. Read more.

Beşaltı Kirvem Tantuni is one of Istanbul Eateries.

50. Beşaltı Kirvem Tantuni

7.0
Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mah. Mumhane Cad. No:35/B, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Tantuni Restaurant · 57 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A hole-in-the-wall spot whose food and atmosphere remind us of the tiny taquerías in Mexico and the US that we miss so much. Head here for lunch to try tantuni, one of Turkey’s classic street foods. Read more.

Çakmak Kahvaltı Salonu is one of Istanbul Eateries.

51. Çakmak Kahvaltı Salonu

7.1
Sinanpaşa Mah. Çelebioglu Sok. Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Istanbul
Breakfast Spot · Sinanpaşa · 570 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A great place for a simple, honest breakfast. Try the peynirli (cheese) menemen, kaymak (clotted cream with honey), and fried eggs with kavurma (chunks of beef cooked and preserved in their own fat). Read more.

52. Şimşek Karadeniz Pide Salonu

Taksim Cad. No:2/A Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Pide Place · Şehit Muhtar · 169 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: We like the open-face pide with a few toppings, like pastırma. The pide comes lathered in butter, so if you want a little less butter just say "az tereyağı". Read more.

Tarihi Süleymaniyeli Meşhur Kuru Fasülyeci Erzincanlı Ali Baba is one of Istanbul Eateries.

53. Tarihi Süleymaniyeli Meşhur Kuru Fasülyeci Erzincanlı Ali Baba

8.4
Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cad. No:11 Süleymaniye, Fatih, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · 1014 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A great place for Erzincan-style baked beans. Ingredients such as onion, tomato and chili pepper are more recognizable in the soupy base, as the bean is bigger than its Black Sea counterpart. Read more.

Lades Muhallebi Menemen is one of Istanbul Eateries.

54. Lades Muhallebi Menemen

8.1
Kuloğlu Mah. Sadri Alışık Sok. No:11 Beyoğlu (2. Şube), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Breakfast Spot · Katip Mustafa Çelebi · 210 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A Turkish version of the American-style greasy-spoon diner, this restaurant specializes in all things fowl. Try the chicken soup, variety of egg dishes, and tavuk göğsü (chicken pudding) for dessert. Read more.

Kızılkayalar is one of Istanbul Eateries.

55. Kızılkayalar

8.3
Sıraselviler Cad. No:6 2/C Taksim (Taksim Meydanı), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Burger Joint · Katip Mustafa Çelebi · 658 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The "wet burger" is a sinful pleasure at 2am. Doused with an oily, tomato-based sauce, the garlicky patties are left to incubate in a glass-lined burger hamam, where the bun becomes greasy and chewy. Read more.

Hanımeli is one of Istanbul Eateries.

56. Hanımeli

1028. Sokak 4, Gaziosmanpaşa, Istanbul, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa · 1 tip

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Make the trek for the baked beans of Selma Usta, who stakes her claim as the only female kuru fasulye master in Istanbul. The defining feature is the farm-fresh butter sourced from the city of Tokat. Read more.

57. Çömlek Kuru Fasulye

7.8
Turistik Cad. No:50 Büyük Çamlıca, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Kısıklı · 854 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Our favorite place for kuru fasulye (baked beans) crowned with a generous helping of tender roasted beef. Located in Üsküdar on the Asian side, it's a bit out of the way, but worth the trip. Read more.

Café Niko is one of Istanbul Eateries.

58. Café Niko

Küçük Langa Caddesi 190, Istanbul, Istanbul
Café · Aksaray · 4 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: One of our favorite places for Georgian food tucked inside the Emniyet bus station. Try the lobio (red kidney beans), khinkali (meat dumplings) and pork shashlik (fried chunks of ham and onions). Read more.

Ali Usta Kokoreç is one of Istanbul Eateries.

59. Ali Usta Kokoreç

Serdar Ömerpaşa Cad. No:44, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kokoreç Restaurant · Bülbül · 1 tip

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: One of the oldest masters around of kokoreç -- lamb intestines wrapped around sweetbreads and grilled -- now a widely loved fast food. Read more.

Göreme Muhallebicisi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

60. Göreme Muhallebicisi

8.9
Bozkurt Mah. Kurtuluş Cad. No:60 Kurtuluş, Şişli, Istanbul
Dessert Shop · 233 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The best milk puddings in town. Go for the tavuk göğsü (a traditional dessert made with thickened milk and thin strands of poached chicken) and kazandibi (chicken-free with a caramelized bottom). Read more.

Siirt Şeref Büryan Kebap Salonu is one of Istanbul Eateries.

61. Siirt Şeref Büryan Kebap Salonu

7.7
Hüsambey Mah. İtfaiye Cad. No:4, Kadınlar Pazarı (Serdap Sok.), Fatih, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · 651 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Located on a pleasant, pedestrian-only square, this is our favorite spot to eat specialties from Siirt in Southeastern Turkey. The perde pilavı and büryan kebabı are must-trys. Read more.

Fıstık Kebap is one of Istanbul Eateries.

62. Fıstık Kebap

6.3
İskele karsisi 1. Cadde No:40 Arnavutköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Arnavutköy · 28 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Our favorite European-side venue for lahmacun - the perfect savory snack: crispy, oven-fired crust, light and spicy meat spread, a fresh green garnish and a tangy spray from a lemon. Read more.

Borsam Taşfırın is one of Istanbul Eateries.

63. Borsam Taşfırın

8.1
Serasker Cad. No:78 Bahariye, Kadıköy, Istanbul
Pide Place · 163 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Our top place for lahmacun in Istanbul. The branch of this mini-chain located on Serasker Sokak #78 is the best. Read more.

Halil Lahmacun is one of Istanbul Eateries.

64. Halil Lahmacun

7.7
Güneşli Bahçe Sok. No:26 Kadıköy, Kadıköy, Istanbul
Pide Place · 300 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: An old favorite and celebrated destination for Istanbul lahmacun lovers. Garnish with parsley and a spritz of lemon and you've got the perfect snack. Read more.

Heyamola is one of Istanbul Eateries.

65. Heyamola

7.5
Heybeliada, Adalar, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Heybeliada · 189 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Reason in and of itself to organize a day trip to the Princes' islands. The perfect combination of inspired food, chill ambiance and small-label Turkish wines, all at ridiculously low prices. Read more.

Perazin Meyhane is one of Istanbul Eateries.

66. Perazin Meyhane

Katip Mustafa Çelebi Mah. Hasnun Galip Sokak No:23 Kat:3, Istanbul, Istanbul
Meyhane · Katip Mustafa Çelebi · 11 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A newly opened neighborhood meyhane with an old soul, serving good simple food at great prices. Come on Friday or Saturday night for live music. Read more.

Liman Uykuluk is one of Istanbul Eateries.

67. Liman Uykuluk

6.9
Sütlüce Mah., Istanbul, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Sütlüce · 106 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The best place in town for uykuluk (grilled sweetbreads). Read more.

Cuma is one of Istanbul Eateries.

68. Cuma

8.2
Kuloğlu Mah. Çukurcuma Cad. No:53/A Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Café · Kuloglu, Istanbul · 157 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Traditional Turkish breakfast AND brunch favorites like pancakes. Something for everyone. Great Black Sea cooking at lunch (hamsi, etc.) Read more.

Babo'nun Yeri is one of Istanbul Eateries.

69. Babo'nun Yeri

8.5
Sofular Cd. Simitçi Şakir Sk. No:30 Aksaray Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · İskenderpaşa · 64 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Delicious Urfali liver! Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read more.

İstiridye is one of Istanbul Eateries.

70. İstiridye

7.6
Dericiler sokak no 8 araköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Kemankeş Karamustafapaşa · 21 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The address is now Mumhane Cd. No:19, down the street from original location! A great spot if you want to skip the hipster scene and have an old school Karakoy lunch. (click link for our full review) Read more.

Asuman Restaurant is one of Istanbul Eateries.

71. Asuman Restaurant

7.2
Istanbul, Istanbul
Persian Restaurant · Fatih · 37 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Great Iranian food in Istanbul! (click the link for our full review) Read more.

Kristal Ocakbaşı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

72. Kristal Ocakbaşı

7.1
Eşref Efendi Sok. No:14/A Pangaltı, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Bozkurt · 41 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A charming neighborhood place. Keep an eye out for the dog - his name is Obama! (click link for our full review) Read more.

73. Canciğer Bistro

6.9
Cihannuma Mah. Barbaros Blv. No:25, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · 66 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Amazing crispy fried liver! The closest thing to Edirne in Istanbul. (click link to see our full review) Read more.

Gülebru Kantin is one of Istanbul Eateries.

74. Gülebru Kantin

8.2
Acı Çeşme Sok. No:4 Kapalıçarşı (Mercan Kapısı), Fatih, Istanbul
Doner Restaurant · Beyazit · 36 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: A great and hassle-free place to eat doner in the Grand Bazaar. (click the link to see our full review) Read more.

Ehli Kebap is one of Istanbul Eateries.

75. Ehli Kebap

8.1
Darkapi-Aksaray, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · İskenderpaşa · 109 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Taste Gaziantep in their incredible beyran corbasi! Closed on Mondays. (click link to see our full review) Read more.

Yeni Lokanta Bar is one of Istanbul Eateries.

76. Yeni Lokanta Bar

8.5
Kumbaracı Yokuşu No:66 (İstiklal), Istanbul, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Şahkulu · 207 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: We don't always love the "New Turkish Kitchen," but it's done well here at a good price. Good cocktails too! Click the link to read our full review. Read more.

Mirza Köftecisi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

77. Mirza Köftecisi

8.5
Kocatepe Mahallesi Avasköy Yolu Cad. No:67, Bayrampaşa, Istanbul
Kofte Place · Kocatepe · 193 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Delicious Balkan-style kofte and sausage. And pickled yellow peppers stuffed with kaymak! Click the link to read our full review and learn more about the fascinating owners and neighborhood. Read more.

Tarihi Kalkanoğlu Pilavcısı is one of Istanbul Eateries.

78. Tarihi Kalkanoğlu Pilavcısı

8.4
Kuloğlu Mah. Ayhan Işık Sok. Beyoğlu, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Pilavcı · 331 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: This family has been in the pilav game for 5 generations. Be sure to try the kavurma in addition to the delicious rice and beans. Read more.

Moda Şiraz Meyhanesi is one of Istanbul Eateries.

79. Moda Şiraz Meyhanesi

7.8
Sarraf Ali Sokak no 7A (Moda Caddesi), Istanbul, Istanbul
Restaurant · Caferağa · 125 tips and reviews

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Our favorite main course is the meyveli kavurma, which arrives sizzling hot in a wide copper pan. Ilahe balances the intense, fatty and savory meat with punchy sour cherries, green onion and cinnamon. Read more.