A real Grand Bazaar classic, Havuzlu Restaurant opened in 1959 and has remained a favorite all these years. You’ll find traditional Turkish and Ottoman food, as is expected of a tradesmen restaurant, with the day’s dishes on show in a cafeteria-style display case, where everything is kept hot until it’s served. Make sure to arrive before 3pm, because the daily menu is consumed pretty quickly. If you’d rather just have a cup of coffee or tea, you can also take a seat outside by the fountain, which is responsible for Havuzulu’s name (“restaurant with a fountain”).
Gani Çelebi Sokak No.3, Grand Bazaar. T: +90 212 527 33 46