Istiklal Street is a social and cultural hub in Istanbul. Whilst exploring the multitude of shops, stalls, museums, landmarks, and taking in the unique energy of the city, stopping at one of the many restaurants makes for a perfect break. Here are eight excellent restaurants on Istiklal Street that will guarantee to satisfy all palates.
At Hala Manti, food is cooked fresh to order, so everything has an excellent flavor. The popular Turkish beer ‘Efes’ is served on tap and favorite local delicacies are offered on the extensive menu. Due to its location away from the busier areas, finding seating should be less of a challenge. A particular favorite of past diners would be the Turkish pancakes!
Hala Manti, Kuloğlu Mh., İstiklal Cd. No:137, Turkey, +90 212 292 7004
As is customary in most Turkish restaurants here, you’ll receive a basket of freshly baked bread to accompany your meal. Appetizers are showcased on a trolley for you to choose from and will always be freshly prepared that day. A favorite menu item here is the salt chicken, which is expertly seasoned and set alight in true flambé fashion. This is quite a spectacle for you to enjoy as you wait for your food.