A List of Some of the Best Restaurants in Turkey

If you are moving to Turkey, Turkish cuisine in the first thing you should try. But, do you know where to dine in? Where is the best breakfast served in the country? Fret not. From breakfast to dinner, we’ve got a complete list of some of the best restaurants in Turkey, along with their timings, cost per head, and contact details.

Best Restaurants in Turkey for Breakfast (Kahvaltı)

Mangerie Bebek

Bebek is one of the most elite parts of the European side of Istanbul. There are many elegant restaurants, clubs, and bars that are usually preferred by Turkish celebrities. Mangerie Bebek is one of them. It is one of the best places to have breakfast in Bebek. You can have detox juices and different kinds of teas with an amazing Bosphorus view.

Website: http://www.mangeriebebek.com/

Address: Cevdet Paşa Caddesi no:69 Kat:3 Bebek / İstanbul / Turkey

Telephone: 0212 263 51 99

Business Hours: 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (including weekends)

Average cost per head: 100-150 TL.

Van Kahvaltı Evi

Van, a city in Eastern Turkey, is famous for its breakfast. You will find everything that Turks have for their breakfast. Van Kahvaltı Evi is located in Beyoglu, one of the most touristic places in Istanbul. On weekends, the restaurant is usually full so you might have to wait for your turn. But believe us, the wait is worth it!

Address: Kılıçali Paşa, Defterdar Ykş. 52/A, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VanKahvalti/

Phone: (0212) 293 64 37

Business hours: 08:00 am – 05:00 pm

Average cost per head: 40 – 60 TL

Breakfast Street of Beşiktaş

This is one of the best food streets in Istanbul. There are a lot of restaurants that serve only breakfast here. The atmosphere of the street is extremely friendly and welcoming. All breakfast dishes here are a must-try, specially “Kuymak” or “Muhlama”. Do not forget to order a fine dessert to complete your breakfast!

Address: Ihlamurdere Caddesi, Çelebi Oğlu Sokak Beşiktaş/İSTANBUL

Business Hours: 07:00 am – 05:00 pm

Average cost per head: 25 – 60 TL

Galata Konak Cafe

Konak Cafe is a terrace cafe located in the Galata district, a well-known tourist place in Istanbul. The cafe has an amazing view of Istanbul. The peace and serenity while having your breakfast at Konak Cafe is unmatched. After you are done with your breakfast, you can have a trip around the beautiful Galata Tower.

Address: Bereketzade, Hacı Ali Sk. No:2, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Website: http://www.galatakonak.com.tr/menu/

Business Hours: 09:00 am – 12:00 pm

Average cost per head: 60 – 100 TL

Best Restaurants in Turkey for Lunch and Dinner

Kız Kulesi Restaurant (Maiden’s Tower)

The Maiden’s Tower is located 200 meters off the shore of the Salacak district in Üsküdar. The tower’s history dates back to 2500 years and it now serves as a restaurant. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this place is the heart of Istanbul. You can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in this restaurant. If you’re planning on for a dinner here, your delicious meal will be accompanied by live music.

Website: http://www.kizkulesi.com.tr/Home

Business Hours: 09:15 am – 7 pm

Address: Salacak, Üsküdar Salacak Mevkii, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul

Average cost per head: 100 – 250 TL

Yakamoz Teras Cafe Restaurant

This is the place where you can find delicious steaks. You can choose from a variety of Mediterranean, Turkish, Italian, and French cuisines. The restaurant serves you with its vegan and gluten-free options as well. The staff is very friendly and caring. Yakamoz Teras Cafe is located in the district of Sultanahmet, so you can reach here quite easily.

Address: Bab-i ali cad. bas muhasip sok. No 11-13, 34093 Fatih/İstanbul

Website: http://www.yakamozteras.com/

Phone: (0212) 526 34 63

Business Hours: 11:00 am – 11:45 pm

Average cost per head: 50 – 150 TL


Probably the most popular and best restaurant in Turkey for lunch and dinner in the world. Nusret, who is also known as “Salt Bae” is a famous Turkish butcher, a successful restaurateur and has a chain of steak houses. Seasoned meat turns into something heavenly in his hands. Certainly, you will not regret having lunch or dinner here!

Website: https://www.nusr-et.com.tr/en/home.aspx#home


Etiler Branch: Etiler, Nispetiye Cd No:87, 34337 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Nişantaşı Branch: Harbiye, Abdi İpekçi Cd. 57/A, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul

İstinyepark Branch: Pınar Mah. Katar Cad. No: 11/515 İstinye Park AVM Sarıyer, 34460 Sarıyer/İstanbul

Business Hours: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Average cost per head: 60 – 200 TL

Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası (CZNBURAK)

This is probably the second most popular and one of the best restaurants in Turkey. Burak Özdemir, nicknamed CZNBurak, is a Turkish chef and restaurateur, who owns Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrasi. His technique for preparing and presenting Turkish and Lebanese recipes, generally while gazing directly into the camera with a smile, made him an Internet celebrity. The most prominent and famous aspect of this restaurant is you will be entertained by the staff while you are enjoying your meal. Food quality is amazing, atmosphere is friendly and portions are very large. Do not leave this restaurant before trying “Hatay Künefesi” dessert after your meal.

Website: https://www.nusr-et.com.tr/en/home.aspx#home


Etiler Branch: Nispetiye Mahallesi, Nispetiye Cd No:26, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Beyoğlu Branch: Katip Mustafa Çelebi, İstiklal Cd. No:39, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Aksaray Branch: İskenderpaşa, 49, Horhor Cd., 34080 Fatih

Business Hours: 08:00 am – 02:00 am

Average cost per head: 75 – 200 TL

Çiya Restaurant

Visiting this restaurant will help you understand what Turks have other than Kebabs and Doner. Although Çiya is a kebab house, you will see that their menu has variety. Their motto is “Garden of Lost Cultures and Forgotten Tastes”. This restaurant was founded by Musa Dağdeviren in 1987 to restore the decreasing power of the Anatolian cuisine against fast food. There is no doubt that you will love this modest place and will visit again.

Website: http://www.ciya.com.tr/index_en.php?

Business Hours: 11 am – 11 pm

Address: Caferağa, Güneşli Bahçe Sk. No:43, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul

Average cost per head: 50 – 150 TL

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