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Top 10 Restaurants in Istanbul

For us as a human being, no doubt one of the most important thing is our nutritional requirement. Different kind of people cause to come a food culture into the world. The choice of the place to maintain this culture starts to force us day by day. While some of us like meat, some is vegan. If we consider ambiance, atmosphere and music choice, the list is long. Varying from the suitability for Turkish or World Cuisine to the choice of national or international drinks, it seems to be tough work when the restaurants are added to the list. So we chose 10 best restaurants for you. Here are the places:


Location: Taksim, BEYOĞLU

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 12 p.m.-2 a.m./Friday and Saturday 12 p.m.-4 a.m.

Well, please welcome an awarded restaurant/bar/club! The place on the top floor of Mısır (Egypt) Apartment derives from it. It has a breath-taking atmosphere because of its position which provides a 360-degree view to the guests. 360 Istanbul entertains the guests with 4 elements of the concept with their own words: Food, Atmosphere, Entertainment and Ambiance. Food and Drinks Menus made from fresh and high-quality supplies with a spectacular presentation are coming to your presence. In other words, be ready for an artwork coming to your table, I say. It has a large universally rewardable menu. World cuisine is in 360 Istanbul now. If you will choose here for entertainment, prepare for surprises. Because 360 Istanbul hosts famous musicians and DJs abroad. The place that shows its difference with its Interior decoration design seems perfect along with its view. You choose this place for your special organizations.



Location: Ortaköy, BEŞİKTAŞ
Opening hour:
6 p.m.-4 a.m.

This place accompanied with Bosporus is in a 3-storey seaside mansion. Since there are different kinds of music in each floor, it is possible for you to find your type of music. You can enjoy the parties famous DJs causes excitement all night. Surely, some must have heard Sounds of Anjelique albums exposed for sale in 2007. Go and see them on site. Number one address of those who are interested in Mediterranean Cuisine, Anjelique is waiting for you.



Yer: Bebek, BEŞİKTAŞ

Çalışma saatleri: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Chilai is also one of the places which respects their guests’ taste in music. Music varies by floor and time. Welcoming you with music genres such as Chill-out, Ambient, Bossa Nova, Downtempo, etc. in the ground floor, garden floor and sushi floor, the place hands over the reins in music to the DJ after 5 p.m. in 6 days every week. The food court closes at 11 p.m. Then they keep providing services as a bar. Deep House and Soulful House songs are playing from then on. The terrace is designated for jazz-lovers. Chilai, next-door neighbour to Bosporus, introduce lots of delicious tastes from famous chefs. I recommend you not to leave there without trying range of cocktails.



Location: Ulus, BEŞİKTAŞ

Opening hours:

Lunch: Monday-Saturday 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

Dinner: Every day 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Sunset is a heaven for Sushi-lovers. The world-famous chef, Hiroki Takemura, transfers Japanese Cuisine into Sunset. Those who want to have this honour in accompany with Bosporus view should book a table in Sunset in Ulus Park. This rewarded restaurant has made significant contributions to the art. A lot of art work from Ribbons Series from a project with Burhan Doğançay have beautified the plates. The restaurant gave these plates to charity for the representation of art of Turkish painting in national and foreign sector to Doğançay Foundation for Culture Arts and Education. The lightings of the place are made by the artists as well. The place put 2010-2011 special wine productions under the name of Sunset Dreaming into service matching with Doğançay’s works.

sunset grill bar


Location: Akaretler, BEŞİKTAŞ

Opening hours: 12 p.m.-2 a.m.

A selection from World Cuisine and panoramic Bosporus view are in Vogue. Having its rich wine menu, the place is decorated with famous Turkish artists’ paintings. Even if it is preferred generally for business dinners, it is also suitable for romantic meetings. The unique and aperitif presentations of Vogue are just like “fit for the king”. A recommendation for seafood-lovers: Don’t leave there without trying Sea Food Salad!

vogue restaurant


Location: Kuruçeşme, BEŞİKTAŞ

Opening hours: 5 p.m.-4 a.m.

Reina is a place which is capable for self-promotion because of its name. The restaurant section of this place, which has a reputation for its club, is pretty good as well. It is possible for you to meet celebrities in Reina where enchants you with delicious food. Until today, it’s hosted lots of famous people like Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, Uma Thurman, Kevin Kostner, Sting, Lional Richie, Kobe Bryant, Paris Hilton, Salma Hayek and Zidane. No worries for music in this place that is also an entertainment center. You’re in the right place!



Location: Ortaköy, BEŞİKTAŞ

Opening hour:

Lunch: Monday-Friday 12 p.m. – 3 a.m./Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m./Friday-Saturday 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m./Sunday 7p.m.-10:30 p.m.

The place is designed respecting the culture and traditions of Japanese Cuisine in Zuma Istanbul which is part of chain of restaurants in some of famous cities of the world like London and Hong Kong. You can enjoy Japanese food in the open sushi bar and the bars known as robata which you can watch the chefs’ skills. You may bump into a celebrity while waiting for your table to be ready to service. Because it is a place of choice.

zuma restaurant

Kız Kulesi (Maiden’s Tower) Restaurant

Location: Salacak, ÜSKÜDAR

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 6:45 p.m./8:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

For those who say “I stand by the classic”, our recommendation is Kız Kulesi Restaurant. As for those in the middle, it’s an excellent choice. This cosy place embracing two continents is both chic and warm. With 2500-year story of it, Kız Kulesi promises an experience filled with history to you. It nearly winks at the past with the option of Ottoman menu. You will spend a unique night accompanied by live music in your choices for dinner. Recently, you can enjoy popular music with Grup Avrasya (Group Eurasian) every weekday.


The Galliard

Location: Etiler, BEŞİKTAŞ

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m./Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m./Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.

Here is a place who ones in search of new places can give it a try. The Galliard that provides service till 2013 has a quite exotic design. A lot of tastes you will be dying to try because of their unique presentation. We recommend you to try extremely delicious snack foods before the main dish.



Location: Ayvansaray, FATİH

Opening hours: 12 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

May I present to you, Ottoman Cuisine Palace! The recipes of the place that unearths the forgotten tastes rely on reliable sources. Asitane is a hero who saves the guests from the monotony by organizing special food weeks such as “Fatih Sultan Mehmet Period Foods”, “Aphrodisiac Foods of Ottoman Palace”, and “Fish and Marine Products in Ottoman Palaces”. If you want a suitable place for our culture to have a dinner, Asitane is perfect for you. It has catering service for special days.