Moda Caddesi 265, tel. (216) 336.07.95
Koço Restaurant serves fish dishes on a beautiful terrace that offers a splendid view of the ocean on Istanbul’s Asian side.
Siraslviler Caddesi 89, tel. (212) 251.02.22
This restaurant is located on the third floor of an old building imbued with history. It offers a magnificent view of the Bosphorus, and guests get to enjoy Armenian food to the sound of traditional music. Reservations are required.
Ticarethane Sokak 8, tel. (212) 512.00.08
Rumeli Cafe is known for its rustic interior and Ottoman cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. The restaurant also offers a nice selection of salads. The staff is courteous, and during the summer guests can enjoy their meals on the terrace that overlooks the street.
Sirkeci Station, tel. (212) 522.22.80
Established in 1890, this restaurant is located in the mythic train station that used to welcome guests travelling aboard the famous Orient Express. It serves simple meals in a rather outdated Oriental decor.
Nuruosmaniye, Caddesi 48, tel. (212) 522.47.62
Located near the Nuruosmaniye Door, in the Grand Bazaar, this restaurant has been serving simple and delicious traditional Ottoman meals since 1959. For directions, ask the merchants: they all know how to get to this restaurant, which offers the best value for your money.
tel. (212) 293.81.80
Galata Tower is much appreciated for the great view it offers of the city. Its restaurant is also open at night and plays host to a wide array of traditional folk music and dances.