Restaurants

Top Choice Sweets in Beyoğlu

Karaköy Güllüoğlu

This much-loved baklavacı (baklava shop) opened in 1949 and was the first İstanbul branch of a business established in Gaziantep in the 1820s. There are other Güllüoğlu offshoots around town, but this remains the be…
Top Choice Modern Turkish in Beyoğlu

Neolokal

Chef Maksut Aşkar opened this swish eatery in late 2014 and has been wowing local and international diners with his exciting twists on traditional Turkish food ever since. Utilising ingredients listed on the Slow Fo…
Top Choice Turkish in Beyoğlu

Hayvore

Notable lokantas (traditional eateries serving ready-made dishes) are few and far between in modern-day Beyoğlu, so the existence of this bustling place next to the Galatasaray Lycée is to be wholeheartedly celebrat…
Top Choice Kebap in Beyoğlu

Zübeyir Ocakbaşı

Every morning the chefs at this popular ocakbaşı (grill house) prepare fresh, top-quality meat – spicy chicken wings and Adana kebaps, flavoursome ribs, pungent liver kebaps and well-marinated lamb şış kebaps (roast…
Top Choice Modern Turkish in Beyoğlu

Cuma

Banu Tiryakioğulları's laid-back foodie oasis in the heart of Çukurcuma has one of the most devoted customer bases in the city. Tables are on the leafy terrace or in the atmospheric upstairs dining space, and the he…
Top Choice Greek in Beyoğlu

Eleos

Hidden upstairs in the shabby Hıdivyal Palas building, Eleos transports its diners from Beyoğlu to the Greek islands. Stylish blue-and-white decor and a fabulous Bosphorus view set the scene, and the food seals the …
Top Choice Anatolian in Beyoğlu

Antiochia

Dishes from the southeastern city of Antakya (Hatay) are the speciality here. Cold and hot mezes are equally delicious, pides are flavoursome and the kebaps are exceptional – try the succulent şiş et (grilled lamb).…
Top Choice Turkish in Beyoğlu

Karaköy Lokantası

Known for its gorgeous tiled interior, genial owner and bustling vibe, Karaköy Lokantası serves tasty and well-priced food to its loyal local clientele. It functions as a lokanta (eatery serving ready-made food) du…
Georgian in Beyoğlu

Galaktion

This cosy Caucasus kitchen serves up delicious, hearty Georgian favourites: fist-sized khinkali dumplings, divinely gooey khachapuri (cheese-filled bread), lobio (herby, garlicky red-bean stew) and tender eggplant r…
International in Beyoğlu

Mellow

A chilled-out spot befitting of its name, tiny Mellow serves up some surprisingly innovative, and very tasty, food with Mediterranean influences, including a large selection of small plates for leisurely nibbling al…