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

1. Trattoria Serenzo

8.6
Gayrettepe Vefa Bey Sok. Say Apt No:25 Dukkan C Besiktas/Istanbul, İstanbul, İstanbul
Italian Restaurant · Gayrettepe · 142 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

7.5
Akarsu cd cihangir, İstanbul, İstanbul
Snack Place · Kılıçali 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

8.0
Turkish Restaurant · Hürriyet · 34 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

8.7
Arnavutköy Bebek Cad. No:68/A Arnavutköy, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Arnavutköy · 160 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, İstanbul, İstanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Harbiye · 119 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

8.1
Nevizade, Beyoğlu, İstanbul, İstanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Hüseyinağa · 146 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

9.1
Cevdet Paşa Cad. No:28/A Bebek, Beşiktaş, İstanbul, İstanbul
Café · Bebek · 186 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

8.1
Mecidiye Köprü Sk. No:11 Ortaköy, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Café · Mecidiye · 301 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

8.5
İstiklal Cad. Bekar Sok. No:10 Beyoğlu (Bekar Sk), Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Music Venue · Şehit Muhtar · 184 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

9.1
Muallim Naci Cad. Salhane Sok. No:3 Ortaköy (İskele Yanı), Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Asian Restaurant · Beşiktaş · 166 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.

8.2
Yıldız Posta Cad. Emekli Subay Evleri 25. Blok No:1/1A Gayrettepe, İstanbul, İstanbul
Pub · Esentepe · 533 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, İstanbul, İstanbul
Pub · Ortaköy · 681 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, İstanbul
Restaurant · Emirgan · 122 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

8.0
Arnavutköy Bebek Cad. No: 101 Arnavutköy-İstanbul (Bebek Cad.), Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Café · Arnavutköy · 182 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, İstanbul, İstanbul
Italian Restaurant · Halaskargazi · 253 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

8.0
İskele Cad. No:13 B Beylerbeyi Üsküdar, İstanbul, İstanbul
Fish & Chips Shop · Beylerbeyi · 58 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

7.2
Tomtom Mah. Yeni Çarşı Cad. No:38 Beyoğlu, İstanbul, İstanbul
Nightclub · Tomtom · 92 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

8.6
Mim Kemal Öke Cad. No:19 Nişantaşı, Şişli, İstanbul
Restaurant · Harbiye · 403 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

9.3
Etiler Mah. Nisbetiye Cad. No:87, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Steakhouse · Etiler · 2059 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, İstanbul, İstanbul
Restaurant · Kuloglu · 92 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

7.4
Sıraselviler Cad. No:42, İstanbul, İstanbul
Nightclub · Katip Mustafa Çelebi · 203 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

8.7
Bay Sungur Sokak (Ergenekon Caddesi), İstanbul, İstanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Bozkurt · 349 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

9.0
Cevdetpaşa Cad. No:51/B Bebek, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Lounge · Bebek · 875 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, İstanbul, İstanbul
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 is one of Istanbul by Locals.

25. J'adore Chocolatier

9.3
İstiklal Cad. Emin Nevruz Sokak No: 22, İstanbul, İstanbul
Chocolate Shop · Asmalı Mescit · 1414 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

8.2
Sofyalı Sok. No:3 Asmalımescit, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Bar · Asmalı Mescit · 117 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

7.7
Vişnezade Mah. Şair Nedim Cd. No:38, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Mediterranean Restaurant · Sinanpaşa · 202 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

8.1
Harbiye Mah. Teşvikiye Cad. Atiye Sok. No:7 Nişantaşı, Şişli, İstanbul
Restaurant · Harbiye · 596 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

7.3
Karaköy, İstanbul, İstanbul
Food · 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

8.4
Valikonağı Cad. Akkavak Sok. No:30 Teşvikiye (Abdi İpekçi Cad.), İstanbul, İstanbul
Restaurant · Teşvikiye · 188 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

7.5
Kemankeş Cad. No:11 Karaköy, Karaköy, İstanbul
Restaurant · Beyoğlu · 401 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

8.6
Sarıyer Deresi sok. No: 19 Sarıyer, İstanbul, İstanbul
Pide Place · Merkez Sarıyer · 194 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

9.2
Kuloğlu Mah. Turnacıbaşı Cad. No:49 Cihangir, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Pizza Place · Kuloglu · 511 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

7.0
Yıldız Posta Cad. Dedeman İş Merkezi No:48/1 Esentepe, Şişli, İstanbul
Turkish Home Cooking Restaurant · Gayrettepe · 197 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

8.6
Cevdet Paşa Cad. No:26/A Bebek, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Bebek · 132 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

7.9
Şehit Muhtar Mah. Kurabiye Sok. Beyoğlu, İstanbul, İstanbul
Café · Şehit Muhtar · 273 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

8.2
Mim Kemal Öke Cad. Nişantaşı, Şişli, İstanbul
Turkish Home Cooking Restaurant · Harbiye · 174 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

6.0
Üsküdar, İstanbul, İstanbul
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, İstanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Teşvikiye · 411 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

8.9
Caferağa Mah. Kadife Sok. No:16 Kadıköy, İstanbul, İstanbul
Bar · Caferağa · 460 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

8.6
Kuloğlu Mah. Firuzağa Cami Sok. No:2/B Cihangir (Sıraselviler Cad.), Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Coffee Shop · Kuloglu · 290 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

8.8
Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No:1 Cankurtaran, Fatih, İstanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Cankurtaran · 317 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

8.2
Serasker Cad. No:1/A (Tarihi Kadıköy Çarşısı), İstanbul, İstanbul
Coffee Shop · Caferağa · 324 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, İstanbul, İstanbul
Restaurant · Evliya Çelebi · 106 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

8.6
Caferağa Mah. Güneşlibahçe Sk. No:43, İstanbul, İstanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Caferağa · 1307 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

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, İstanbul
Mediterranean Restaurant · Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa · 209 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

(Süleymaniye Camii)
Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cad. Süleymaniye, Fatih, İstanbul
Mosque · Süleymaniye · 392 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

9.3
Balmumcu Sok. No:1, Eyüp, İstanbul
Café · Eyüp Merkez · 1669 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

9.4
Rıhtım Cad. No:3-4 Karaköy, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Dessert Shop · Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa · 2228 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

9.3
Galip Dede Cad. No:1 Tünel, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Record Shop · Asmalı Mescit · 12 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

8.8
Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cad. No:11 Süleymaniye, Fatih, İstanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Süleymaniye · 899 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, İstanbul
Neighborhood · 80 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

8.2
(Pandora Kitabevi)
İstiklal Cad., Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Bookstore · Katip Mustafa Çelebi · 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

8.3
Point Hotel (Taksim)
Japanese Restaurant · Beyoğlu · 86 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, İstanbul, İstanbul
Coffee Shop · Beyazit · 148 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

8.2
Yasa Cad. No:15 Kadıköy, İstanbul, İstanbul
Bakery · Osmanağa · 144 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.

Büyük Londra Oteli is one of Istanbul by Locals.

58. Büyük Londra Oteli

8.6
Meşrutiyet Cd. No:53 Beyoğlu, İstanbul, İstanbul
Hotel · Asmalı Mescit · 86 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

8.3
Haydarpaşa Garı, Kadıköy, İstanbul, İstanbul
Meyhane · Rasimpaşa · 376 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

9.1
Sadi Konuralp Cad. No:5 Şişhane, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Concert Hall · Evliya Çelebi · 126 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, İstanbul, İstanbul
Bookstore · Asmalı Mescit · 61 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

8.5
Çengelköy Cad. No:2 Çengelköy (Çengelköy İskelesi yanı), İstanbul, İstanbul
Tea Room · Çengelköy · 314 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

9.1
Arnavutköy Bebek Cd. No:109 Arnavutköy, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Ice Cream Shop · Arnavutköy · 433 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

9.0
İstiklal Cad. No:136, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Art Gallery · Asmalı Mescit · 118 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

8.8
Ankara Caddesi, Hoca Paşa Sokak, No:3/A Sirkeci / İstanbul (Ankara Cd.), İstanbul, İstanbul
Kebab Restaurant · Hoca Paşa · 524 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 Restaurant is one of Istanbul by Locals.

66. Refik Restaurant

7.3
Sofyalı Sok. No:7 Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Meyhane · Asmalı Mescit · 115 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

7.4
Köyiçi Cad. Leşker Sok. No:4 Beşiktaş, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Sinanpaşa · 224 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

8.8
Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cad. No:11 Süleymaniye, Fatih, İstanbul
Turkish Restaurant · Süleymaniye · 899 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

9.1
İstiklal Cad. Beyoğlu (İstiklal Caddesi), İstanbul, İstanbul
Coffee Shop · Asmalı Mescit · 737 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

8.5
Karaali Kaptan Sok. No:7 Karaköy, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Coffee Shop · Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa · 1117 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

8.4
Birinci Cad. No:87 Arnavutköy, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Seafood Restaurant · Arnavutköy · 244 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

8.2
Cihangir
Antique Shop · Cihangir · 18 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

9.0
Cevdetpaşa Cad. No:38/A Bebek, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
Ice Cream Shop · Bebek · 132 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

9.1
Yahya Kemal Cad. No:16 Rumelihisarı, İstanbul, İstanbul
Breakfast Spot · Rumeli Hisarı · 897 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

8.9
Kuloğlu Mah. Turnacıbaşı Cad. No:4 Galatasaray (Istiklal Caddesi), Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Turkish Home Cooking Restaurant · Kuloglu · 382 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.