Turkish in Beyoğlu

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 celebrated. Specialising in Black Sea cuisine, its delicious leafy greens, pilafs, hamsi (fresh anchovy) dishes, soups and pides (Turkish-style pizza) are best enjoyed at lunch – go early to score a table.