Opposite the grandiose entrance to the 1868 Galatasaray Lycée, one of the city's most prestigious educational institutions, is this...
Back when promenading down the Rue de Pera (now İstiklal Caddesi) was the height of fashion, the Cité de Pera building was İstanbul's...
The only joint on Nevizade’s meyhane row featuring live fasıl (on the 2nd floor), Alem offers a well-chosen set menu of mezes, meat...
Eateries on İstiklal are often dreadful, but this long-time favourite bucks the trend. It serves excellent kebaps and pides; try the...
Lonely Planet review
The atmosphere of this historic place in the Balık Pazarı reeks of nostalgia (the name is Turkish for ‘Republic’ and it’s been around for nearly as long). Photos of Atatürk, who was a regular customer, are a feature. Try and get a table on the 2nd floor; you’ll eat basic, but always fresh, food and listen to good fasıl .