Istanbul Trip Report February 2013
We just got back from a very brief trip to Istanbul.
We ate very well at the following places. Yes, even in Sultanahmet!
Spread out in 3 locations - Take the ferry over to the Asian side for lunch here
Caferaga Mah. Güneslibahce Sk. 48/B Kadiköy - Istanbul
(216) 336 30 13
For the best breakfast in Istanbul it is worth hunting down this place
Besiktas Kaymakci aka Pando Kaymak
Koyici Meydani Sok., Besiktas
Lovely fish restaurant near the Empress Zoe Hotel
Seyit Hasan Koyu Sokak 1
212 458 1824
Billed by many as the best gilled lamb and kofte in Istanbul
Tarihi Sultanahmet Koftecisi
Divanyolu Caddesi 12
Other information I found helpful:
I suggest downloading the Apps
Sutro’s Istanbul Adventure
The following websites were also helpful with meal and neighborhood planning
Not at all - I live in Rome and somehow Istanbul seems much easier to navigate.
The more difficult places (like Pando) we took a taxi and had the taxi driver find it for us :)
With my iPhone and the apps I downloaded and very helpful Turks, we were always able to find where we wanted to go.