Being a world-class vacation and business destination linking the eastern and western worlds with each other, Istanbul has some of the best dining options around and covers anything you could ever want in a meal.
Fat kebabs sweating on spits near Taksim Square; mussels stuffed with rice and sprayed with lemon from a mobile street stall along Istiklal Avenue; sandwiches stuffed with fish plucked from the Bosphorus -- this is Turkish street food in all its glory.
But over the past decade the best restaurants in Istanbul have proven themselves on a par with most other foodie cities, with a diverse offering from international super-brands to cafes catering to Istanbul’s growing community of young, creative, fine-dining professionals.
Here's a sampling of the best restaurants in Istanbul.
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