Local Tips - Secret Food Tours Istanbul


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  • Ottoman Cuisine - Since 1888, Haci Abdullah Lokantasi has served authentic traditional Ottoman Cuisine. HĆ¼seyinaga Mahallesi Atıf Yılmaz Caddesi.
  • Traditional Kebab - Sit around the grill and experience traditional Kebab cooking at Zubeyir Ocakbasi. 28, Bekar Sk.
  • Traditional Turkish Cuisine - Enjoy the views of the city at the rooftop restaurant of Leb-i Derya while dining in traditional Turkish cuisine. Sahkulu Mahallesi Kumbaraci Yokusu No:57.
  • Roasted Marinated Lamb - A must try for all foodies is the woodfire roasted marinated lamb from Sehzade Cag Kebap. Hocapasa sokak no:6
  • Rooftop Dining All Day - Rooftop dining all day, the Galata Konak Cafe & Restaurant serves casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner with alcohol-free beverages. Bereketzade Mah, Haci Ali Sok.


  • Public Transportation With A View - The most pleasant, photogenic, and inexpensive way to get to get around Istanbul is by Ferry, they connect the islands and Asian and European sides. Purchase an Istanbul Kart, it's inexpensive and reloadable. It can be used on all forms of public transit.
  • Take Five To Save Your Day - A few minutes of pre-planning your visits to some of the best museums, bazaars, mosques, archaeological sites, and other popular destinations could save you money and days of disappointment. Many places are closed on different days of the week and some are free on certain days.
  • Cars Not Allowed! - Break away from city chaos, take a ferry to the Princess Islands for a relaxing day trip. Enjoy nature and beautiful views in a carfree environment.
  • Walk This Way - Walk along the Bosphorus starting from Besiktas, on your stroll enjoy a Kumpir (Baked Potato) in Ortakƶy by the seaside.
  • A Maiden Sunset - For the best view of Maiden's Tower and a great sunset visit ƜskĆ¼dar on the asian side and have a Turkish tea or coffee by the Bosphorus.