Istanbul October 2018 visit

jen kalb
by jen kalb 3 years ago

At long last posting a report on our October week in Istanbul. The istanbullis are avid chowhounds and we only got a very small sampling of what is available and possible to enjoy there due to t...

Upcoming Trip Uzbekistan and Istanbul Recommendations?

jen kalb
by jen kalb 3 years ago

We are heading out next month for a visit to Uzbekistan , focussing on the silk road cities, followed by a week in Istanbul. I am not aware of any Chowhound posts ever on Uzbekistan and weirdly, f...

Five Days in Istanbul

by herby 3 years ago

I am planning a short (five days) stop over in Istanbul mid-March and would greatly appreciate any advice: where to eat, what to see, where to stay, what to buy and anything else you care to share....

Sell saffron

by ehsan684 3 years ago

How can I sell my Iranian pure saffron in turkey? Do you know any place?

Best knafeh in Istanbul?

by unamuno200 5 years ago

Where can I find The best knafeh in Istanbul?

Best Authentic traditional turkish restaurants in Istanbul?

by unamuno200 5 years ago

I will be staying in Istanbul for 2 nights. What are some essential restaurants that I have to try? I'm looking for traditional Turkish food. I'm not looking for modern fine dining. I'm open to any...

Best kunefe in Istanbul?

by unamuno200 5 years ago

Where can I find the best Kunefe in Istanbul?

Restaurants in Istanbul

by yossiw 6 years ago

We will be in Istanbul for 4 days and I am bewildered by the variety and number of restaurants. Some of the ones we are considering are: Modern Turkish: Lokanta Maya; Yeni Lokanta Mezze: Mezz...


by matika 6 years ago

Hi, We a re about to leave for Turkey and will be in Istanbul, Cappacovca, and Kudasi . Would love to hear from chow hound folks about their favorite places to eat. Have done some research as ...

October Istanbul/Italy vacation

by JohnyRI 6 years ago

My wife and I are visiting Istanbul/Venice/Bologna/Florence from October 4 - 15. We prefer small owner occupied restaurant and coffee shops over large touristy venues (FYI, neither of us drink alc...

Inventive tasting menu in Istanbul

by halbur 6 years ago

Best meal of our trip in Istanbul easily goes to the new Yeni Lokanta in Beyoglu. We got the tasting menu, and it followed a trajectory like a Japanese kaiseki but also had reinvented mezze. The me...

Short Istanbul Report - 2nd visit

by kasiav 6 years ago

Just returned from a weeklong trip to Istanbul. Visited in April 2008 and was able to hit some old favorites and make some new ones. We stayed in the Beyoglu and Taksim areas which I find much bett...


by fif_37 6 years ago

We are off to Istanbul for 4 nights and would love some suggestions for restaurants. Looking at mid range price wise but happy to pay more if it is a special one. We are staying in Beyoglou. Man...

Solo Diner in Istanbul looking for High End Restaurants

by kathrynanne 6 years ago

Hello. I will have a few days in Istanbul by myself and I would like to try some of the best places. I am completely comfortable in a fancier environment and like the multi course tasting menu form...

Several Days in Istanbul and the Princes' Islands - Report

Dave MP
by Dave MP 7 years ago

I spent several days in Istanbul in July, and we managed to have some great meals. We were lucky to be staying with Turkish friends who led us to some great spots, though I see that most of the pla...

Buying Saffron in Istanbul

by katie570 14 years ago

Does anyone have any advice for buying saffron in Istanbul? I was asked to bring some back, but I don't eat a lot of it, so I don't even know if there is anything I should be looking out for. Als...

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