Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Fethiye

Fish Market

This circle of fishmongers ringed by restaurants is Fethiye's most atmospheric eating experience: buy fresh fish (per kilo ₺10 to ₺35) and calamari (₺45), take it to a restaurant to have them cook it, and watch the …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Kayaköy

İzela Restaurant

This lovely restaurant is located in the lush grounds of Günay's Garden, with its poolside bar for aperitifs. It specialises in Mediterranean cuisine, with more than a tip of the hat to modern Turkish, and serves ge…
Top Choice Turkish in Sultanahmet & Around

Deraliye

Starting with a complimentary glass of palate-titillating pomegranate-flower juice, Deraliye offers a taste of the sumptuous dishes once served in the great Ottoman palaces. The menu gives a potted history of each d…
Top Choice Seafood in Sultanahmet & Around

Balıkçı Sabahattin

Balıkçı Sabahattin is an enduring favourite with discerning Turks from near and far, who enjoy the limited menu of meze and seafood, including fish from red mullet to sole. This is Sultanahmet's most prestigious res…
Top Choice Turkish in Kaplan

Kaplan Dağ Restoran

One of our favourite restaurants in provincial Turkey, Tiger Mountain, offers superbly prepared local dishes with lashings of olive oil and wild herbs. Seasonal mezes like fish in soya oil and stuffed zucchini flowe…
Top Choice Turkish in Sultanahmet & Around

Cooking Alaturka

One of the Sultanahmet area's best dining experiences, this hybrid cooking school–restaurant serves a set four- or five-course menu of Turkish home cooking, regional Anatolian specialities and Ottoman classics. Samp…
Top Choice International in Kaş

Retro Bistro

Retro devotes considerable energy and creativity to its homemade pasta, pizza bases, bread and sous vide (water bath) cooking, serving dishes such as lamb shank cooked for two days. Its inventive creations include g…
Top Choice Turkish in Western Districts

Asitane

This elegant restaurant next to the Kariye Museum (Chora Church) serves Ottoman dishes devised for the palace kitchens at Topkapı, Edirne and Dolmabahçe. Its chefs have been tracking down historic recipes for years,…
Top Choice Turkish in Kaş

Hünkâr Ocakbaşı

For a quick but quality lunch, local foodies recommend this clean and friendly eatery serving everything from light lunches (the bijou ₺2 lahmacun might be the smallest pizza you ever see) to kebaps, mixed grills an…
Top Choice Turkish in Çıralı

Yöruk Restaurant

Just after the bridge into Çıralı, the village's best restaurant feels like a Yöruk nomad camp with its central fire and tented section. Behind a counter heaving with mezes and seafood, the open kitchen turns out el…