Cityguide Istanbul

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Hotels

Do you know an amazing hotel, a special place or a must-see in this city? Get in touch, we are happy to add your hint!

Restaurants

Lokma

my favourite - right by the water – recommended to get there by boat | Website

Lucca

my favourite – trendy, where the locals go, in bebek

Soho House

just opened

Mangerie

breakfast/lunch

Lucca

trendy, serves all meals, very good for Happy Hour drinks

Poseidon

typical Turkish seafood restaurant by the water

Iskele Restaurant

a bit further down on the coast from Bebek – small, old pier turned into a seafood restaurant

Ulus 29

further up from Ortakoy – a must for a drink in the evening or for dinner - great food, service, romantic and popular – known for its Turkish meatballs, duck rolls and parmesan fries

Munferit

dinner – very happening on the weekends

Unter

breakfast and lunch

Karakoy Lokantasi

dinner – seafood

Gulluoglu Baklavacisi

for a quick taste of Turkish baklava

Namli Gurme

breakfast

Hunkar

since 1950 – typical home cooked Turkish food – lunch

Cafe

Starbucks

weird to suggest I know but they have a terrace by the water with an amazing view

House Café

breakfast/lunch/afternoon tea

Shops

Grand Bazaar

Spice Market area

Nar Lokantasi

Nurosmaniye

Pandeli

Spice Market

Lukum

amazing scented candles and room spray from Istanbul. They have a store in London but its so much cheaper in Istanbul. | Website

Hairdresser

Do you know a good Hairdresser, a special place or a must-see in this city? Get in touch, we are happy to add your hint!

Relaxing

Do you know a nice place to relax, like a beatiful spa or sauna, gym or beauty salon, a special place or a must-see in this city? Get in touch, we are happy to add your hint!

Culture

Istanbul Modern

Art

Tophane area

More galleries by W Hotel in Besiktas and in Tophane area (close to Istanbul Modern)

Borusan Art Centre

Borusan Art Centre

Misir Apartment

few galleries in the building

SALT

SALT

Topkapi Museum

Topkapi Museum

The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque

Haghia Sophia

Haghia Sophia

Rustem Pasa Mosque

tough to find but extraordinary Iznik tiles

Activities

The old town

The old town is worth visiting (the best and easiest way to get there is to take a taxi to Kabatas to take a tram all the way to Sultanahmet or Nuruosmaniye (for the grand bazaar and spice market)

Bars

Colonie

http://www.theguideistanbul.com/spots/view/4176/colonie/ | Website

Spago in St. Regis Hotel

new and supposed to be great food

George

on top of Georges Hotel – amazing to get a drink around sunset

360

on top of Misir apartment – to get a drink

Secret Places

Do you know a beautiful secret plact, a special place or a must-see in this city? Get in touch, we are happy to add your hint!
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