Atlas Balik – High-end fish restaurant in Arnavutköy $$$$

Directly overlooking the Bosphorus and the beautiful colour-changing bridge, Atlas Balik is one of several high-end fish restaurants directly next to each other offering high quality seafood and a great variety of wine. Atlas Balik is especially popular amongst locals- there are hardly any tourists (However, the waiters do speak English…). Dinner starts with a…

Safi Meyhane – best Tahini soufflé in town! $$

Known for its traditional Meze dishes, Safi Meyhane is one of the top locations in Şişhane for traditional turkish food. The best dishes to try are their turkish ravioli smothered in creamy yogurt sauce (citir manti) and their zucchini flowers stuffed with rice and spices (kabak cecigli dolmasi). As dessert we recommend their tahini soufflé,…