Posts Tagged ‘turkish’

July 15, 2011 1

Lokanta Maya (Istanbul: Karakoy)

By in 12: Istanbul

For our last meal at Istanbul, we went to Lokanta Maya, a newish place known for modern and creative take on Turkish mezes. I read about this place on Spotted by locals, a wonderful online city guides written by locals from cities around the world. The restaurant is located in-between the Istanbul modern museum and […]

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July 15, 2011 2

Notable cafes in Istanbul

By in 12: Istanbul, Travel

Some of the best time we spent in Istanbul were just hanging out at cafes. Other than The House cafes, here are other notable places we went to: The cafe at the Istanbul Modern Museum has an amazing view of the skyline of old town Istanbul. We spent a long time chilling there, sketching and […]

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July 13, 2011 Off

Changa (Istanbul: Cihangir)

By in 12: Istanbul

There are lots of chichi gourmet fine dining options in Istanbul but we soon realized their price aren’t so affordable. Istanbul is no longer a bargain European destination. The price range is basically on par with major western European cities like London and American cities like NYC/LA, which means about $25-40 for main course, $10-12 […]

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July 8, 2011 Off

Meyhane at Asmalimescit (Istanbul: Beyoglu)

By in 12: Istanbul, Travel

Two blocks from our apartment is one of our favorite places in Istanbul to wine and dine: Asmalimescit – lively small streets filled with Meyhane (Tavern), bars and cafes. Any day in the week, starting in late afternoon, these narrow streets would be filled with outdoor tables and chairs occupied by people having a good […]

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July 7, 2011 Off

Asitane (Istanbul: Edirnekapı)

By in 12: Istanbul

Asitane is a fine dining restaurant specialized in recreating authentic Ottoman cuisine. The restaurant’s location is quite out of the way. It’s right next to the amazing Chora Church (Kariye Camii) which is located at a working class neighbourhood. Clearly the restaurant is aim for tourists as it seems so out of place from the […]