Flat lay photo of Turkish food.
Flat lay photo of Turkish food.
Neolokal

Istanbul

The Best Local Restaurants in İstanbul

Restaurants locals adore in Istanbul.

Updated on Jan 27, 2024 | World of Mouth team

Istanbul offers a lot of places to enjoy Turkish cuisine, ranging from various types of kebabs to different mezes to sweet pastry desserts. We've created this list of the top local restaurants in Istanbul, so you can experience the city like a resident. Why not try brunch or lunch at Apartıman Yeniköy or dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant Neolokal?

To guarantee that we only include the best, all picks are based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts, including local celebrity chefs Maksut Askar and Mehmet Gurs. Dive in and try the best local restaurants in Istanbul.

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