Pandeli Istanbul is one of Istanbul’s culinary legends and one of its most iconic restaurants. It opened in 1901 by a Greek of Turkish descent and has become a local institution ever since its arrival on the upper level of the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. It only serves lunch from 11 am to 4 pm and is known for its traditional Turkish food. The walls are decorated with Ottoman floral motifs, giving it an original and authentic turkish atmosphere. The view over the crowded Bazaar in combination with the old venue makes it a great experience to dive into turkish culture and is a perfect break from the chaos downstairs.
Don’t forget to try their aubergine and doner borek and their almond biscuits in particular…
Adress: Misir Çarsisi 1, Istanbul, Turkey (next to the entrance to the Egyptian Spice Market)