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Rumeli Cafe is one of Istanbul Visit.

1. Rumeli Cafe

7.2
Matbaacı Osman Sok. No:43-51 Osmanbey, Istanbul, Istanbul
Café · Meşrutiyet · 174 tips and reviews

DensDens: The streak frites is pretty great for a a Turkish place trying to do a French dish (yellow sauce, not Bernaise sauce btw). Ignore all the 4SQ tips about the Meat Pizza... not good.

Spice Bazaar is one of Istanbul Visit.

2. Spice Bazaar

8.9
(Mısır Çarşısı)
Rüstempaşa Mah., Fatih, Istanbul
Historic Site · Rüstempaşa · 1213 tips and reviews

DensDens: Find the almost-hidden staircase near the northern (?) entrance, sneak upstairs to the restaurant and catch a peek (and pic!) of the markte from above via the dining room window. Be speedy!

Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul Visit.

3. Hagia Sophia

8.8
(Ayasofya)
Ayasofya Meydanı, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
Historic Site · Cankurtaran · 1332 tips and reviews

DensDens: If some guy outside tries to sell you tickets that allow you to cut line, it's cool & legit (we did it) and saved us like 20 min in line. Pro tip: once inside, do tje tour backward, starting w/ exit

Derviş Cafe & Restaurant is one of Istanbul Visit.

4. Derviş Cafe & Restaurant

7.1
Cankurtaran Mah. Kabasakal Sok. No: 1 Eminönü, Istanbul, Istanbul
Café · Cankurtaran · 119 tips and reviews

DensDens: Yes, this is where the tourist eat... but ask the guy for a meatball pita and you will no regret it. Make sure he puts "the sauce" on it.

Develi Baklava is one of Istanbul Visit.

5. Develi Baklava

Hasırcılar Cad. No:89 Eminönü, Istanbul, Istanbul
Dessert Shop · 20 tips and reviews

DensDens: Go here, eat some. Someday, Dear Foursquare User, mark my words, your phone will buzz when you are 100 feet from this place for the first time because you really need to try this deliciousness.

Pandeli is one of Istanbul Visit.

6. Pandeli

7.7
Mısır Çarşısı No: 1 (The Spice Bazaar) Eminönü (Ragıp Gümüşpala Cad.), Istanbul, Istanbul
Turkish Restaurant · 171 tips and reviews

DensDens: Touristy, yes, but not a bad spot to stop for a break. The eggplant puree dish is all it's cracked up to be (order 2, thank me later). Don't miss the view of the Spice Market from dining room window

Zübeyir Ocakbaşı is one of Istanbul Visit.

7. Zübeyir Ocakbaşı

8.4
Şehit Muhtar Mah. Bekar Sok. No:28, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Şehit Muhtar · 697 tips and reviews

DensDens: One of the best meals we had in Istanbul. Don't snooze on the meat platter sampler thing (and the Raki!) I hear the pork chop is off the chain too (but was sold out by the time we got there :(

Tektekçi Beyoğlu is one of Istanbul Visit.

8. Tektekçi Beyoğlu

7.6
Tomtom Mah. Acara Sok. No:2 D:1, Cihangir, Beyoğlu (İstiklal Caddesi), Istanbul, Istanbul
Cocktail Bar · Tomtom · 710 tips and reviews

DensDens: This place looks a great idea but feels like an awful idea 4 shots / 8 hours later. Peek around the corner if you're looking for cool areas to explore.

Gülhane Kandil Tesisleri is one of Istanbul Visit.

9. Gülhane Kandil Tesisleri

7.3
Gülhane Parkı (Cankurtaran Mh. Taya Hatun Sk.), Fatih, Istanbul
Café · 113 tips and reviews

DensDens: Great spot to sit outside and chill. If you are on the terrace, look for the sprinkler that is partly obstructed by a concrete obstacle.. and then watch for people to get sucker-sprayed by it.

Münferit is one of Istanbul Visit.

10. Münferit

Firuzağa Mah. Yeni Çarşı Cad. No:19 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Firuzağa · 229 tips and reviews

DensDens: Best cocktails we found in Istanbul. The Lynchburg Lemonade is A++++. Rumor has it this is THE SPOT to come for dinner too... but we didn't have time to try it out.

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is one of Istanbul Visit.

11. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

9.2
Yıldız Mah. Çırağan Cad. No:32, Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Hotel · Yıldız · 635 tips and reviews
Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi is one of Istanbul Visit.

12. Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi

8.1
Divan Yolu Cad. No: 12, Istanbul, Istanbul
Kofte Place · Alemdar · 954 tips and reviews