Islamic Arts museum
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is re-opened after restorations.
You can buy the "Museum Pass" for foreigners which is valid for 3 and 5 days in various museums of Istanbul.
Istanbul has many good restaurants where you can taste Turkish cuisine and local drinks. Usually the food in Turkey is resonabily cheap, especially in fast food places or small traditional restaurants. But there are fine and expensive restaurants as well, mostly along the Bosphorus and in some good neighborhoods of the city.
In most of the fine restaurants you'll need a reservation, sometimes even days ahead, because these are very popular places. Especially during the summer months, most of the restaurants on the Bosphorus gets busy with local people and tourists.
Below is a list of some of the suggested fine restaurants in Istanbul. Besides the ones listed here, there are endless of choices of all tastes and from all world cuisines.
|360||Beyoglu||212-2511042||Expensive fine dining in the city center, great city view.|
|Tugra||Çiragan Palace Hotel
|212-3264646||Expensive fine dining in a palace on the Bosphorus, mainly Ottoman food.|
|212-2491001||Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus view, International food.|
|Sunset||Ulus park||212-2870357||Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus bridge view, International and Turkish food and Sushi.|
|Ulus 29||Ulus park||212-3582929||Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus bridge view, International and Turkish food.|
|Vogue||Besiktas||212-2274404||Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus view, International food and Sushi.|
|Nusr-Et||Etiler||212-3583022||Expensive fine dining, Steakhouse.|
|216-3424747||Expensive fine dining in an old tower on Bosphorus, literaly. Boat shuttles from both shores, international food.|
|212-3261175||Expensive fine dining, traditional Turkish cuisine.|
|212-5222800||Fine dining, traditional Turkish cuisine.|
|Liman||Karaköy||212-2923992||Expensive fine dining with Bosphorus and old city view, Turkish and international food.|
|Beyti||Florya||212-6632990||Over the average good dining for over 60 years, meat dishes.|
|Kosebasi||3.Levent||212-2702433||Over the average good dining, meat dishes.|
|Hamdi||Near Spice Market
|212-5280390||Average priced good dining, meat dishes.|
|Develi||Samatya||212-5290833||Average priced good dining, meat dishes.|
|Feriye||Ortaköy||212-2272216||Expensive fine dining in an Ottoman pavilion on Bosphorus, traditional Turkish cuisine.|
|216-4139253||Over the average good dining in an Ottoman pavilion on Asian side overlooking Bosphorus, Turkish cuisine.|
|Leb-i Derya||Richmond hotel
|212-2434375||Expensive fine dining with the view of old city, Turkish cuisine.|
|216-3222829||Expensive fine dining on the Asian side of Bosphorus, international food, boat shuttle from Istinye.|
|Lacivert||Anadoluhisari||216-4134224||Expensive fine dining on the Asian side of Bosphorus, fish restaurant, boat shuttle from Rumelihisar.|
|Mavi Yesil||Kuruçesme||212-2655480||Expensive good dining on the Bosphorus, fish restaurant.|
|Park Fora||Kuruçesme||212-2655063||Expensive fine dining on the Bosphorus, fish restaurant.|
|212-6357997||Over the average good dining near Chora church, traditional Ottoman cuisine.|
|Sarniç||Sultanahmet||212-4581824||Over the average good dining in a Byzantine cistern, world cuisine.|
|212-4581824||Over the average good dining in the Old City, fish restaurant.|
|212-5139696||Over the average good dining in the Palace, Turkish cuisine, lunch only and closed on Tuesdays.|
|Changa||Taksim||212-2491348||Expensive good dining, modern "fusion" type cuisine.|
|212-2821616||Expensive fine dining, mainly Italian food.|
|Mezzaluna||Nisantasi||212-2313142||Expensive fine dining, Italian food.|
Hope to see you soon in Istanbul.