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7 expert recommendations
Ask most tourism representatives, restaurateurs, and waiters in Old Istanbul to recommend a restaurant, and most will offer Khorasani Ocakbaşı and Kebabhouse. Full review →
A cut above the usual kebab shop, this attractive restaurant offers dishes from the southern regions of Gaziantep and Antakya, including a reasonable number of vegetarian options.
One of Sultanahmet's most outstanding restaurants emphasizes the Arab- and Kurdish-influenced cuisine of southeastern Turkey, from where the restaurant's owners hail. Full review →
This new, smart standout in a sea of mediocrity brings not only good food, but good recipes from the Gaziantep and Antakya regions of Southeast Anatolia to the neighborhood. Full review →
When considering ocakbaşıs, the word stylish doesn’t often come to mind. Succulent, yes. Smoky, sometimes. But stylish? Hmm. Full review →
If you are staying in Sultanahmet, this is the nearest place to sample authentic southeastern Turkish cuisine.
Up stairs, selections from the Ottoman Cuisine,seasonal fish, pasta and stir-fried meals are served. And the top floor is decorated like a café in Nişantaşı with wide square tables. Full review →