Posted by: mypassportandi | March 21, 2011

Istanbul – Food and Sightseeing

I intended to dedicate a whole article on the historical monuments… however I spent more time eating than sightseeing … so I’ll just skim through the historical attractions      

  • Dolmabanhce Palace : the palace is amazing it has the biggest chandelier in Europe .. it is nice to see where attaturk lived and died  
  • Topkabi : (museum) I was too excited to visit it because I really want to see thulfuqar .. Unfortunately it was not there.. however,  the sparkles of the jewelry compensated for its absence…
  • Blue mosque : historical mosque

What is a trip without food .. I never say OMG but : OMG!! … the food was amazing .. all the ‘cuisines’  I have tried during my trip were extraordinary … and apart from the food quality each restaurant had an amazing view and an astonishing modern design … there goes the list   

  • Zuma Istanbul : (Japanese) cuisine with a very nice view
    • Address: Salhane Sk. No:7 Ortakoy
    • +90 212 236 2296
  • 360: (International) the view is amazing .. the food and the service weren’t  that great .. it turns into a club after 10:30pm
    • Address: Bülbül Mh.Mısır Buğdayı Sokak 32, Istanbul, Turkey
    • +90 212 251 1042·
  • Banyan: (Thai)I loved it .. the view is magnificent .. they have a bonfire so you can sit outdoor and enjoy the view even in  cold weather
    • Address: Muallim Naci Cad. Sahane Sok. No:3 (Ortaköy İskele Yanı), Ortaköy, Istanbul
    • +90212 219 6011
  • Paper Moon : (Italian) very good if you’re going to Akermkez mall since its over there
  • Borsa: (Turkish) the food is sooo good …it is a must .. they have more than one branch …you can try the one in Istinye Park
  • Mikla restaurant: The best dining experience I had in Istanbul .. if you are brave you can try their tasting 12 course menu .. It was AWESOME!!!!!! 
    • Address: Asmalı Mescit Mh., Meşrutiyet Caddesi 95, Istanbul
    • +90 212 251 4646
  • Rami: (Turkish) the food was great … and the restaurant was in an old house which made the whole experience cozy and nice
    • Address Cankurtaran Mh.Utangaç Sokak 6, Istanbul, Turkey
    • +90 212 517 6593


  1. i never thought there is paper moon in istanbul is it the same one as in milan ?

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