I'll be in Istanbul mid-December just for one night during an overnight stay on my way to the States.
We'll be arriving around 5:30pm at the hotel in Sultanahmet and we probably won't have the energy to venture out too far.
From what I've read Sultanahmet isn't a great area for food. Where is a great place we can go that isn't too far out? We will have to be waking up early the next day and just want to keep it low maintenance. Is it easy to get taxi's to get around?
We are looking for authentic delicious Turkish food- I don't mind if it is somewhat modern, but not too fussy. Nice atmosphere is a bonus, but not necessary.