I'm a 40-something gay dude making my first trip to Istanbul in early October. While I'm perfectly happy to eat at a table by myself, I'm especially interested in places that have a bar or counter - tends to be a lot more fun for the single diner. Here are a few of the places that have made it to my list so far:
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Any feedback on solo dining at any of these places or recommendations of others would be much appreciated.
Also, I'm staying near Galata Tower - is it worth a trip to Kadikoy for lahmacun? According to Istanbul Eats, Borsam Taşfırın Lahmacun is the best. Or can I get something nearly as good closer to home base in Beyoglu? Thanks!