Dining in Istanbul
The Turkish cuisine,
which is one of the richest in the world, appeals to the eye as well
as the palate. Turkish food that is found today in Istanbul is truly a
living synthesis of Eastern and Western cultures. In addition to the
many restaurants that serve traditional and international menus to
satisfy the varied tastes of their guests, many nightclubs, cafes and
bars offer fine menus along with a wide range of entertainment choices.
Kebab is a typical
South Eastern Turkish food. It is a kind of a food group which means;
meat down wit charcoal or wood fire. The recepies can be with
vegetables or very hot pepper, again depending on the region. Raki is
a traditional alcoholic beverage made wit anise and grapes. It is
called "Lion's Milk" by the locals, so give this combination a try in
one of the many kebab houses in Istanbul. You may finalize this feast,
with the unique taste of Turkish coffee. "Afiyet olsun" (Good
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Maçka Demokrasi Parkı Maçka
Catwalks features fusion foods and has a great sea view
out the window. The restaurant opens at 19.00 and closes when the last
Sepetçiler Karı Sarayburnu
Located in the historical Sepetçiler Kasrı, Hammams
restaurant transforms into a nightclub at night. Th party goes until
02.00 - 03.00.
Seyhbender Sokak No:3 Tunel-Asmalımescit-Beyoglu
Telephone : (212) 292 73 68
No:57/A Anadolu Hisarı
Lacivert is one of
the Istanbuls ten newest restaurants. The venue is an Istanbul
Try the crepes.
G.yüzük Sk No:7 Samatya
The finest kebap
you can eat in Istanbul, Develi serves samples of Gaziantep cuisine
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Muallim Naci Cad.
0212 227 17 11
M.Naci Cd Salhane Sk No:5 Ortaköy
Joy is a restaurant, bar and nightclub ans is open from
19.00 04.00. You can listen to trip pop, acid jazz and Latin Music.
It is essential to make a reservation for dinner.
7 th HOUSE
Nizamiye Cd No: 11/13 Taksim
A nightclub where you can hear underground music.
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Konaklar Mah. Meseli
Sok. No:3 Levent Istanbul
0212 279 86 99
Meşelik Sk No:11/12 Taksim
As a supper club,
Soho serves Italian and French cuisine. No live music, but a different
DJ provides the tunes every night.
(Buyukparmakkapi Sok. 19, Beyoglu,
Attracts a mostly young crowd for live
(and loud) rock and blues.
Omer Avni mah. Besaret sok.
Taksim - Ayaspasa / Istanbul
: 212 252 27 10
HARRY'S JAZZ BAR
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Taskisla, Taksim,
Sometimes hosts live blues and rock acts.
Siraselviler cad.69, Taksim.
(212) 245 30 48
Three floors each with its own bars and
live rock music. Top floor more gay.
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Buyukdere Caddesi 147
Zincirlikuyu - Istanbul
212 213 01 36
Cumhuriyet cad. Taksim Square. Evenings
and nights. Very cruisy. Back bar has a lesbian barmaid. 09-02h
The same building with 5.floor) Lively
atmosphere, trendy place and busy at weekends.
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Mis Sok. No:11 Beyoglu
212 243 63 95
Siraselviler cad. Arslanyatagi sok. 9,
(212) 249 48 39
An ex-gay disco. Good concerts (jazzrock) throughout the week, very
good music, friendly staff. 24-04h
Abdulhakhamit cad. Belediye Dukkanlari,
(212) 256 21 21.
Operates an FM radio station radio 2019
at 90.6 MHz Young crowd, lively atmosphere, good music and friendly
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Muallim Naci Cad. No: 109
Telephone : 212 261 19 88
Istiklal cad. Sahne sok. 6, Balikpazari,Taksim
Address : Siraselviler Cd 89
Telephone : 212 - 251 02 22
Cicek Pasaji 12 Beyoglu
212 - 245 49 45
Leblebiciler Sk 8 Balat
212 - 523 78 77
ECE RESTAURANT (Aynali Meyhane)
212 - 265 96 00
Cd 174 Beyoglu-Taksim
212 - 244 46 09
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