Istanbul by Locals
Trattoria Carbonara is one of Istanbul by Locals.

1. Trattoria Carbonara

8.1
Gayrettepe Vefa Bey Sok. Say Apt. No:25/, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Italian Restaurant · 213 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Only one waiter and makes very good recommendations regarding what they have fresh that day. Read more.

Antre Gourmet Shop is one of Istanbul by Locals.

2. Antre Gourmet Shop

7.6
Akarsu cd cihangir, Istanbul, Istanbul
Snack Place · Kiliçali Paşa · 13 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: A shop who sells many kinds of cheeses from Anatolian or all over the world - Tip: Buy sandwiches here and start walking through Istanbul. Read more.

Bizce Kuru is one of Istanbul by Locals.

3. Bizce Kuru

7.7
Turkish Restaurant · Çağlayan · 35 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Best beans which are cooked very slowly and the butter adds to the taste and smell or try their rice pudding - tell the waiter to add everything, which means honey and nuts on top! Read more.

Atlas Balık is one of Istanbul by Locals.

4. Atlas Balık

7.9
Arnavutköy Bebek Cad. No:68/A Arnavutköy, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · 173 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Some of the good appetizers include trials of the classic kebabs made with fish instead of lamb meat, strongly recommended. Read more.

Köşebaşı is one of Istanbul by Locals.

5. Köşebaşı

Bronz Sok. No:5 Maçka, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Harbiye · 115 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: They make the exceptional “Çöp Şiş”, small lamb meats marinated in milk and oil, like no where else. Make sure that the mixed kebab includes at least çöp şiş, Adana and eggplant kebab. Read more.

Lipsos is one of Istanbul by Locals.

6. Lipsos

7.6
Nevizade, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Hüseyinağa · 161 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Recommendable; “Tarama” (salted fist roe), sour marinated seabass and pickled tunny. Read more.

Divan Brasserie Bebek is one of Istanbul by Locals.

7. Divan Brasserie Bebek

9.0
Cevdet Paşa Cad. No:28/A Bebek, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Istanbul
Café · Bebek · 269 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Dessert menu with Turkish coffee is a must! Please notice the cups that they serve Turkish coffee in, they are fine collector’s pieces. Read more.

Ortaköy Kahvesi is one of Istanbul by Locals.

8. Ortaköy Kahvesi

7.1
Mecidiye Köprü Sk. No:11 Ortaköy, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Café · 277 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Early morning tip: Ask the waiter to buy you some simits from the breakfast house across the street instead of the bread they serve at Ortaköy Kahvaltı Evi. Read more.

Mask Live Music Club is one of Istanbul by Locals.

9. Mask Live Music Club

7.6
İstiklal Cad. Bekar Sok. No:10 Beyoğlu (Bekar Sk), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Music Venue · Şehit Muhtar · 174 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Nowadays, İskender Paydaş who is a very well known composer, performs on Fridays. Highly recommended. Read more.

Banyan Restaurant is one of Istanbul by Locals.

10. Banyan Restaurant

8.5
Muallim Naci Cad. Salhane Sok. No:3 Ortaköy (İskele Yanı), Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Asian Restaurant · 221 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Never miss the Satay and the steam cooked Wonton Read more.

Bosphorus Brewing Co. is one of Istanbul by Locals.

11. Bosphorus Brewing Co.

7.6
Yıldız Posta Cad. Emekli Subay Evleri 25. Blok No:1/1A Gayrettepe, Istanbul, Istanbul
Beer Bar · Esentepe · 553 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Istanbul Pale Ale is a traditional English cask Ale, Haliç Gold is a spicy and strong ale, B4 is a more bitter beer. They are all served in their own special glasses. Read more.

Brasserie Bomonti is one of Istanbul by Locals.

12. Brasserie Bomonti

İskele Meydanı Sok. No:22 Ortaköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Pub · Mecidiye · 653 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Favorite beer is Bomonti Unfiltered and the snacks basket goes well with it. Also for dinner “Bomonti Lokum” worths a try. Read more.

Müzedechanga is one of Istanbul by Locals.

13. Müzedechanga

Sakıp Sabancı Cad. No: 42 Emirgan, Sarıyer, Istanbul
Restaurant · 119 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: As a starter, try salad with hummus and Turkish sausage with pistachio - Great and refreshing. The view is also breathtaking! Read more.

Sütiş is one of Istanbul by Locals.

14. Sütiş

7.1
Arnavutköy Bebek Cad. No: 101 Arnavutköy-İstanbul (Bebek Cad.), Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Café · Arnavutköy · 197 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Desserts; This is what they are famous for! Muhallebi (milk pudding), chocolate dessert, baklava and cake selections should be tried to your liking. Read more.

PiPa is one of Istanbul by Locals.

15. PiPa

Süleyman Nazif Sok. Şebnem Hanım Apt. No:7/B Nişantaşı, Istanbul, Istanbul
Italian Restaurant · Halaskargazi · 244 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: All pizzas are excellent and the calzones are great as well. Their signature dish is pizza with Nutella. It is self explanatory and a good choice for a dessert. Read more.

İskele Restaurant is one of Istanbul by Locals.

16. İskele Restaurant

7.4
İskele Cad. No:13 B Beylerbeyi Üsküdar, Istanbul
Fish and Chips Shop · Beylerbeyi · 63 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: They serve small portions of different local desserts. But instead, you can ask for chocolate souffle, which is excellent. Read more.

Zoe is one of Istanbul by Locals.

17. Zoe

Tomtom Mah. Yeni Çarşı Cad. No:38 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Night Club · Tomtom · 88 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Try the Aegean Fix Menu. Read more.

Delicatessen is one of Istanbul by Locals.

18. Delicatessen

8.2
Mim Kemal Öke Cad. No:19 Nişantaşı, Şişli, Istanbul
Restaurant · Harbiye · 445 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Beside stewed octopus the grilled shrimps or rice with bass is recommendable anytime. Read more.

Nusr-Et Steakhouse is one of Istanbul by Locals.

19. Nusr-Et Steakhouse

8.8
Etiler Mah. Nisbetiye Cad. No:87, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Steakhouse · Etiler · 2429 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: The secret of Nusr-Et Steakhouse; They know how to choose and cook the meat and they know the best combinations of meats and spices. Read more.

Rafineri is one of Istanbul by Locals.

20. Rafineri

Kılıç Ali Paşa Mah. Sıraselviler Cad. No:111/A Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Restaurant · Kuloglu · 91 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Extremely wide breakfast menu and you must try pizzas and Tuscana chicken durum. Then a homemade cheesecake with lemon and caramel will go very well. Read more.

Kiki is one of Istanbul by Locals.

21. Kiki

7.0
Sıraselviler Cad. No:42, Istanbul, Istanbul
Night Club · Katip Mustafa Çelebi · 201 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Kiki has events for each day of the week and especially this makes them famous Read more.

Adana Ocakbaşı is one of Istanbul by Locals.

22. Adana Ocakbaşı

8.5
Bozkurt Mah. Baysungur Sok. No:2 Kurtuluş, Şişli, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · 443 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: It’s all about the taste of meat and don´t forget to make a reservation. Read more.

Lucca is one of Istanbul by Locals.

23. Lucca

8.5
Bebek Mah. Cevdetpaşa Cad. No:51/B, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Lounge · 1018 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Try their daily home-made patisseries or special cocktails in the evenings. Read more.

Suat Usta 33 Mersin Tantuni is one of Istanbul by Locals.

24. Suat Usta 33 Mersin Tantuni

Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Istanbul
Restaurant · Sinanpaşa · 46 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: If you like quesadillas or wraps, you love tantuni. It is a hot lavaş wrap consisting of julienned lamb stir-fried on a sac on a hint of cottonseed oil. Read more.

J'adore Chocolatier & Patisserie is one of Istanbul by Locals.

25. J'adore Chocolatier & Patisserie

9.1
Asmalı Mescit Mh. Emin Nevruz Sk. No:22, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Chocolate Store · 1469 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Beatrice is a chocolate cake with cream and lots of fruits... No need to say any more Read more.

Novo is one of Istanbul by Locals.

26. Novo

7.7
Sofyalı Sok. No:3 Asmalımescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Bar · 123 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Every Thursday, you can visit for a fantastic Turkish night Read more.

Sıdıka Meze Restoranı is one of Istanbul by Locals.

27. Sıdıka Meze Restoranı

6.7
Vişnezade Mah. Şair Nedim Cd. No:38, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Mediterranean Restaurant · 211 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Carefully selected ingredients: Octopus from Cunda, olive oil, Aegean herbs from Izmir or red wine from Edirne - Fantastic! Read more.

Hardal is one of Istanbul by Locals.

28. Hardal

6.9
Harbiye Mah. Teşvikiye Cad. Atiye Sok. No:7 Nişantaşı, Şişli, Istanbul
Restaurant · 562 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: When you order a bottle of wine, their nice cheese platter including grapes and cracker is free Read more.

Karaköy Balıkçısı is one of Istanbul by Locals.

29. Karaköy Balıkçısı

7.4
Karaköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Restaurant · Beyoğlu · 18 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Their fish soup is probably the best in town. You can consult the stuff about what’s the best catch of the day. Read more.

Kantin is one of Istanbul by Locals.

30. Kantin

Valikonağı Cad. Akkavak Sok. No:30 Teşvikiye (Abdi İpekçi Cad.), Istanbul, Istanbul
Restaurant · Teşvikiye · 190 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: You shouldn’t miss ‘Köfte-ekmek’(Meat ball & bread) and ‘sausage from the butcher’, the two most traditional Turkish street foods served in a magical form Read more.

Bej is one of Istanbul by Locals.

31. Bej

Kemankeş Cad. No:11 Karaköy, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Restaurant · Beyoğlu · 388 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Saturdays they have happy hours between 17:00 – 21:00, again Saturdays after dinner there is DJ music till 02:00 in the morning, making it quite a party place. Read more.

Pide Ban is one of Istanbul by Locals.

32. Pide Ban

8.2
Sarıyer Deresi sok. No: 19 Sarıyer, Istanbul, Istanbul
Pide Place · Merkez Sarıyer · 256 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Best version of ‘pides’ are ‘Karadeniz Pidesi’, that is the Black Sea type just as you find here. The delicious home made pickles served automatically are on the house! Read more.

49 Çukurcuma is one of Istanbul by Locals.

33. 49 Çukurcuma

8.6
Kuloğlu Mah. Turnacıbaşı Cad. No:49 Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Pizzeria · 619 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: A must; The famous Bozcaada Breakfast with various jams, and cheese brought from the Island, omelets served on pizza dough baked in stone oven, special pastries, and veggies. Read more.

Hüsrev is one of Istanbul by Locals.

34. Hüsrev

6.9
Yıldız Posta Cad. Dedeman İş Merkezi No:48/1 Esentepe, Şişli, Istanbul
Turkish Home Cooking Restaurant · 214 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Secrets: They de-gas the beans and slow cooked them. The tomato paste and butter is melted before coming together with beans and being placed in the oven for another hour so. Delicious! Read more.

Bebek Balıkçı is one of Istanbul by Locals.

35. Bebek Balıkçı

8.3
Cevdet Paşa Cad. No:26/A Bebek, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · 150 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Grilled squid for starters is recommendable Read more.

Zencefil is one of Istanbul by Locals.

36. Zencefil

7.2
Şehit Muhtar Mah. Kurabiye Sok. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Café · Şehit Muhtar · 287 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Zencefil is good for a nice and tranquil afternoon, or happy hour drink Read more.

Hünkar is one of Istanbul by Locals.

37. Hünkar

8.0
Mim Kemal Öke Cad. Nişantaşı, Şişli, Istanbul
Turkish Home Cooking Restaurant · 211 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Turkish style cooked rice (called ‘pilav’) with ‘karniyarik’, another lovely Turkish dish prepared with minced beef and aubergine is always a good duet Read more.

Ara Cafe is one of Istanbul by Locals.

38. Ara Cafe

5.9
Üsküdar, Istanbul, Istanbul
Café · Mimar Sinan · 27 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Offers a snack with a nice hot Turkish tea, or a mint lemonade with their infamous wet chocolate cake. Read more.

Tatbak is one of Istanbul by Locals.

39. Tatbak

8.4
Valikonağı Cad. Akkavak Sok. No:28/A Nişantaşı, Şişli, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · 528 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Order your Lahmacun with extra vegetables, parsley and tomatoes. They even have a ‘Lahmacun with aubergine’ option, which is a rare thing among kebab houses. Read more.

Karga is one of Istanbul by Locals.

40. Karga

8.4
Caferağa Mah. Kadife Sok. No:16 Kadıköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Bar · Caferağa · 461 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Go down to a small courtyard downstairs where you can enjoy a late-afternoon beer. Read more.

Kronotrop is one of Istanbul by Locals.

41. Kronotrop

8.0
Kuloğlu Mah. Firuzağa Cami Sok. No:2/B Cihangir (Sıraselviler Cad.), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Coffee Shop · 307 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: A true Istanbul micro-roastery Read more.

Balıkçı Sabahattin is one of Istanbul by Locals.

42. Balıkçı Sabahattin

8.5
Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No:1 Cankurtaran, Fatih, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · 373 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: The olive oil they use in their salads and other little entry dishes, is their own produce from their own olive grove in Mudanya Read more.

Fazıl Bey'in Türk Kahvesi is one of Istanbul by Locals.

43. Fazıl Bey'in Türk Kahvesi

7.4
Serasker Cad. No:1/A (Tarihi Kadıköy Çarşısı), Istanbul, Istanbul
Coffee Shop · Caferağa · 316 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: This place offers a lovely ‘people watching’ opportunity and listen to the fishmongers’ loud and inviting shouts Read more.

Enstitu Restoran (Istanbul Culinary Institute) is one of Istanbul by Locals.

44. Enstitu Restoran (Istanbul Culinary Institute)

Meşrutiyet Cad. No:59, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Restaurant · Evliya Çelebi · 104 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: The Institute organizes cooking classes for amateurs and culinary tours to various cities of Turkey. They also have half-day culinary walking tours. Read more.

Çiya Sofrası is one of Istanbul by Locals.

45. Çiya Sofrası

8.2
Caferağa Mah. Güneşlibahçe Sok. No:43, Kadıköy, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Caferağa · 1577 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Best thing to do would be joining in the inspiring and delicious adventures of the chef. Read more.

Derishow is one of Istanbul by Locals.

46. Derishow

6.8
Boutique · Harbiye · 2 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Their leather and suede pieces are especially creative, and they rate high on an investment value scale. Read more.

Lokanta Maya is one of Istanbul by Locals.

47. Lokanta Maya

Kemankeş Cd. No:35A Karaköy, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Mediterranean Restaurant · 201 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: vegetables fried with beer, salmon on puff pastry, see bass with orange and pomegranate and their special steak with thin fries is totally amazing and homemade chocolate ice-cream with orange liqueur. Read more.

Süleymaniye Mosque is one of Istanbul by Locals.

48. Süleymaniye Mosque

9.6
(Süleymaniye Camii)
Süleymaniye Mah. Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cad. No:1, Fatih, Istanbul
Mosque · 472 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: The structure is so unique and rare that it dominates the skyline of the city. Read more.

Pierre Loti Tarihi Kahve is one of Istanbul by Locals.

49. Pierre Loti Tarihi Kahve

8.6
Balmumcu Sok. No:1, Eyüp, Istanbul
Café · 1638 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: The Pierre Loti Cafe, atop the hill overlooking the shrine and the Golden Horn, is a wonderful place to enjoy the tranquility of the view Read more.

Karaköy Güllüoğlu is one of Istanbul by Locals.

50. Karaköy Güllüoğlu

9.0
Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mh. Rıhtım Cad. No:3-4 Karaköy, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Dessert Shop · 2513 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Get three slices of the original (the one with pistachios) and a glass of lemonade. By the way the lemonade is as delicious as the Baklava. Read more.

Lale Plak is one of Istanbul by Locals.

51. Lale Plak

Galip Dede Cad. No:1 Tünel, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Record Store · 13 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Find genres from World Music to Jazz, electronic to classical. It’s a must stop for all music lovers. Read more.

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

52. Tarihi Süleymaniyeli Meşhur Kuru Fasülyeci Erzincanlı Ali Baba

8.4
Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cad. No:11 Süleymaniye, Fatih, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · 1015 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: This is all you need for a lunch and believe me it will take you through the day. Read more.

Yedikule is one of Istanbul by Locals.

53. Yedikule

Fatih, Istanbul
Neighborhood · 89 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: If you have a chance then visit the Yedikule Museum to see the documented cannon balls and get the feeling of the conquest. Read more.

Pandora Bookstore is one of Istanbul by Locals.

54. Pandora Bookstore

7.9
(Pandora Kitabevi)
İstiklal Cad. (İstiklal Caddesi), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Bookstore · 22 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: If you are looking for books to buy about Turkey, translated Turkish authors etc Pandora is the best spot for you Read more.

Udonya Japanese Restaurant is one of Istanbul by Locals.

55. Udonya Japanese Restaurant

8.2
Point Hotel (Taksim)
Japanese Restaurant · Beyoğlu · 101 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: The co-owner Hulya Akal is a Japan passionate and her efforts are reflected on the food. It’s fresh, yummy and always fulfilling. You can have only ramen or udon or the whole deal. Read more.

Şark Kahvesi is one of Istanbul by Locals.

56. Şark Kahvesi

7.9
Beyazıt Mh. Yağlıkçılar Sk. No:134 Kapalıçarşı Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
Coffee Shop · Beyazit · 167 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: This is the most relaxing spot possible for anyone Read more.

Kovan Fırın is one of Istanbul by Locals.

57. Kovan Fırın

7.5
Yasa Cad. No:15 Kadıköy, Kadıköy, Istanbul
Bakery · 154 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: If you’re in the mood for sweets, the chocolate and walnut cookie is amazing, as well as the apple-filled cookies and the tahinli çörek, a spiral tahini-dough pastry. Get it while it’s hot! Read more.

Grand Hotel de Londres is one of Istanbul by Locals.

58. Grand Hotel de Londres

8.1
(Büyük Londra Oteli)
Meşrutiyet Cd. No:53 Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Hotel · 91 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: The hotel’s terrace bar is one of the best places to grab an afternoon drink Read more.

Gar Restaurant - Mythos is one of Istanbul by Locals.

59. Gar Restaurant - Mythos

7.4
Haydarpaşa Garı, Kadıköy, Istanbul
Meyhane · 455 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: The food here is also delightful – old favorites are coupled with not-so-familiar mezes Read more.

Salon İKSV is one of Istanbul by Locals.

60. Salon İKSV

8.8
Sadi Konuralp Cad. No:5 Şişhane, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Concert Hall · 130 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Whether you’re looking for inspiring pieces of art, elegant or whimsical souvenirs to remember Istanbul by; this design shop is where you’ll find something for your taste. Read more.

Robinson Crusoe is one of Istanbul by Locals.

61. Robinson Crusoe

İstiklal Cad. No: 389 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Bookstore · Asmalı Mescit · 59 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: English language books on Istanbul and Turkey are definitely worth checking out, and would make good literary souvenirs if you’re in the city only for a couple of days. Read more.

İskele Çınaraltı Aile Çay Bahçesi is one of Istanbul by Locals.

62. İskele Çınaraltı Aile Çay Bahçesi

7.4
Çengelköy Cad. No:2 Çengelköy (Çengelköy İskelesi yanı), Istanbul, Istanbul
Tea Room · Çengelköy · 307 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Age-old plane trees, good tea, soft breeze, and the water runs just a couple of meters away from your table. Read more.

Girandola is one of Istanbul by Locals.

63. Girandola

8.8
Arnavutköy Bebek Cad. No:109 Arnavutköy, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Ice Cream Parlor · 465 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Don’t resist the temptation to try out many flavors – and keep an eye on the seasonal offerings Read more.

SALT Beyoğlu is one of Istanbul by Locals.

64. SALT Beyoğlu

9.1
İstiklal Cad. No:136, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Art Gallery · 129 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Great detail about SALT is its rooftop garden (the “edible estate”) – visitors are allowed to step into the patio and observe this mini-garden in the middle of the city rooftops. Read more.

Şehzade Erzurum Cağ Kebabı is one of Istanbul by Locals.

65. Şehzade Erzurum Cağ Kebabı

8.6
Hoca Paşa Mah. Hoca Paşa Sok. No:3/A (Ankara Cad.), Fatih, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · 679 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Try the classic menu is 3 pieces of shish, ezme (spicy tomato salad) and hot turnip juice. Tea is complimentary as always Read more.

Refik'a Restaurant is one of Istanbul by Locals.

66. Refik'a Restaurant

6.8
Sofyalı Sok. No:7 Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Meyhane · 123 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Try the triangle shaped pastry and fried liver are house specialties or the fresh fish. Read more.

Çarşı Balık is one of Istanbul by Locals.

67. Çarşı Balık

6.4
Köyiçi Cad. Leşker Sok. No:4 Beşiktaş, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · 245 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: No need to say that customers are Beşiktaş supporters and the atmosphere is not much different than in a stadium. Read more.

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

68. Tarihi Süleymaniyeli Meşhur Kuru Fasülyeci Erzincanlı Ali Baba

8.4
Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cad. No:11 Süleymaniye, Fatih, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · 1015 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Tip for a classic menu is dry beans, rice and pickles Read more.

Mandabatmaz is one of Istanbul by Locals.

69. Mandabatmaz

8.9
Asmalı Mescit Mh. Olivia Geçidi No:1/A, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Coffee Shop · Asmalı Mescit · 821 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Place for the locals to get their coffee. Mandabatmaz is one of few places to enjoy the genuine Turkish coffee taste. Read more.

Karabatak is one of Istanbul by Locals.

70. Karabatak

7.8
Karaali Kaptan Sok. No:7 Karaköy, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Coffee Shop · 1194 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Karabatak offers a warm atmosphere, whether you want to chat with friends over cups of coffee or tea, or spend hours to read and write, this spot is ideal. Read more.

Takanik Balık is one of Istanbul by Locals.

71. Takanik Balık

7.6
Birinci Cad. No:87 Arnavutköy, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · 241 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: You’ll regret not starting off with the hearty fish soup. a thick soup with chunks of fish, vegetables and fresh herbs, a meal on its own. Read more.

Sentetik Sezar is one of Istanbul by Locals.

72. Sentetik Sezar

7.5
Cihangir
Antique Store · Cihangir · 19 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Sentetik Sezar is pretty active on Facebook, check out their page to see if there’s something you like, message the shop and they’ll reserve the piece for you Read more.

Bebek Mini Dondurma is one of Istanbul by Locals.

73. Bebek Mini Dondurma

8.5
Cevdetpaşa Cad. No:38/A Bebek, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Ice Cream Parlor · 146 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: If you’re near Bebek, make sure you don’t miss Mini Dondurma – literally, don’t miss it -always natural and seasonal ice-cream. Read more.

Kale Cafe is one of Istanbul by Locals.

74. Kale Cafe

8.6
Yahya Kemal Cad. No:16 Rumelihisarı, Sarıyer, Istanbul
Breakfast Spot · Rumeli Hisarı · 1015 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Head to Kale to have the ultimate breakfast in a casual atmosphere. Don’t forget finishing off with Turkish coffee while watching the ships go by. Read more.

Hayvore Karadeniz Mutfağı is one of Istanbul by Locals.

75. Hayvore Karadeniz Mutfağı

8.7
Kuloğlu Mah. Turnacıbaşı Cad. No:4 Galatasaray (Istiklal Caddesi), Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Turkish Home Cooking Restaurant · Kuloglu · 469 tips and reviews

Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsSpotted by Locals - city guides by locals: Visit Hayvore for a taste of Black Sea cooking! Read more.