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Flat lay photo of dinner on the table.
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Istanbul

The Best Casual Restaurants in İstanbul

These relaxed Istanbul food spots will treat your senses.

Updated on Jan 28, 2024 | World of Mouth team

Istanbul, full of bazaars, stunning architecture and history, is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The city offers a vibrant food scene and a selection of great, casual dining options, which we highlight in this Istanbul guide. We will highlight spots like Foxy Nişantaşı, focusing on local wines, Çiya Sofrası, offering traditional Anatolian cuisine and Lades Menemen, offering an all-day local breakfast with dozens of Turkish egg dish options.

The restaurants in this article have been picked based on personal recommendations from World of Mouth experts like Maksut Askar, Mehmet Gurs and Ali Kurshat Altinsoy. These top picks are perfect for experiencing the city's diverse culinary offerings, regardless of if you're a local or just visiting.

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