Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:25 PM
Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:46 PM
But yes tell us more, Istanbul is such a wonderful eating town. Superb meat dishes, bewildering variety of kebaps and simple fresh seafood. Makes me want to go back just thinking about it, not to mention I get to eat baklava again.
Edited by Prawncrackers, 23 September 2011 - 01:49 PM.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 12:39 PM
We stayed at the Ottoman hotel located on a small Street on the left side of the Hagia Sophia. Nice unpretentious hotel. Being tired when we arrived we thought it would be easiest to eat at the hotel restaurant which had a menu based on 16th century Ottoman recipes. The food was very good. The turkish wine was reasonable both in price and taste. We had lunches at several places mentioned in Istanbul Eats. The food in these places was simple and fine but not something I would go out of my to eat. The fish restaurant was recommended by a guide. It is not in Istanbul Eats. It was an unpretentious looking place. We had booked a table. It was packed with long lines waiting to be seated. Service was abrupt. Meze selection was large and very good.There was a large selection of fish to choose from. Grilling was the cooking method of choice, done perfectly .
Posted 04 October 2011 - 04:43 PM
And their amusing logo
Edited by Hassouni, 04 October 2011 - 04:45 PM.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:11 AM
I'm in Istanbul through Monday, and was wondering if anyone knows of a place to get a top-tier cocktail in this town?
Like a classic Manhattan, Negroni, etc.
Or better yet, someplace that is doing interesting mixology with raki, the local spirit?
Most of the hotel bars I checked out were serving the same indifferently mixed swill, and the party neighborhoods are all still selling Jaeger shots.
I did contact Istanbul Eats; he was unable to help on this matter, although I was directed towards some great restaurants! [thanks!]
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:05 PM
best lamb chops anywhere in the world. anywhere.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:20 PM