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Barcelona Restaurant: The best food in the city!

If would were to choose only one place to eat in Istanbul, that would be the place.

I have no idea why they called an italian restaurant Barcelona, but that make no difference, the food is still great. And still the most of the food is italian you will find international cuisine recepies too and really good made turkish deserts. In fact they have a patisserie right there called "Barcelona" too.

Favorite Dish: Various pizza's:
try the one's with Artichoke and Asparagus

They also make nice lazagnia.

and of course all sorts of spaghetti's and tortellini's, tagliatelle... with bolognese or beshamel...

Meal dishes are also good, try Mexico Steak or Barcelona Champion (varous kinds of meat - this is turkish).

And you can start for appetisers with Garlic Bread (if you like it :)

And the deserts are all good - profiterol, franbuaz, baklava, shekerpare, serfurkes, shobiyet...

Address: Istiklal Cad. No: 246 Beyoglu

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: On the Istiklal Caddesi

Phone: 0212 292 43 21

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 5

Theme: Italian

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Uygur dance - Istanbul

Uygur dance

Turkistan Asevi: The only place in Istanbul for Dogu Turkistan food

That's an Uygur Restaurant. Uygurs live in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China. Uygurs represent one of turk ethnics. And their food is delicious. As I heard in China, in big cities, you can find Uygur Restaurants, and people just love this food.

Dishes:
- Pilavi
- Legman
- Mantu
- Suykas (Corba)
- Cerkop
- Opke - Yýsýf (Bagýrsak Dolmasi)
- Cocure
- Kazan Kebabi

Favorite Dish: 'Legman' - it's really delicious! It have man-made spagetti, meat, lots vegetables and spices. You can use sticks for this meal.

'Mantu' - Big meat loaf covered with dough. You can eat just two of them and that will be enough. Note that there is a lot of onion in it!

Address: Dede Efendi Cad. No:4, Sehzadebasi/ISTANBUL

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: It's near to the Suleymaniye Camii, and it's inside the Dogu Turkistan Vakfi (East Turkestan Foundation).

Other Contact: Mobile: 0535 8818898

Phone: 0212 5194654

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 5

Theme: Middle Eastern

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 10, 2003
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Cennet - Istanbul
Cennet

yani Paradise

Rating: 0

Theme: Other

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  • Written Jul 6, 2003
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Galata Bridge at Night - Istanbul

Galata Bridge at Night

Restaurants at Galata Bridge Yagalata Review

Lots of restaurants are located on the Galata Bridge.

Address: Galata Bridge

Rating: 0

Theme: Other

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  • Written Jul 6, 2003
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Pierre Loti Cafe - Istanbul

Pierre Loti Cafe

Pierre Loti Cafe: once a favorite place of Pierre Loti pierre loti cafe Review

Everyone (or almost everyone) know about this cafe on the hill in Eyup with a magnificant view.
Once this old Turkish coffee house was regulary frequented by the French writer Pierre Loti. Thats where the name come from.
And he choose the nice place if you ask me, but don't take my word for it. Go check it for yourself! :)

Favorite Dish: In a nice ambience everything taste good! :)

Oh, by the way...
Don't be surprised to find out that it's surrounded by graves, or we can say its in the cemetery... So you have a chance to see a Turkish cemetery too! :) The grave of Turkish impressionist Avni Lifij is also here.

Address: Karyagdi Sok., EYUP

Comparison: about average

Directions: EYUP
The Golden Horn.

Phone: 0212 5812696

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 0

Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 18, 2003
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Dessert - Istanbul

Dessert

Oz Sut: A place for desserts and coffee's

Oz Sut / Sefer Usta 1938.

Modern style cafe where several desserts of any type are served including some local desserts (traditional turkish) like: Gullac, Su Boregi (Cheese Pastry). But the main part still consist of: puddings, eclares and cakes. Also profiterol, meringue, mousse, ganache! And all that wih fruits, nuts, chocolate. So if you are dessert addicted or just like sweet things try this place.
Desserts are around 1,5 - 2,0 USD / piece.

Favorite Dish: The thing I like here is coffee. They make great coffee. And of course the menu for coffee's is same big as for desserts. Lavazoo, Vergnano, Capucinno, Turkish Coffee and Filtered Coffee are very nice here! You will pay for a cup of coffee around 1,5 USD.

Address: Istiklal Caddesi No:206, Beyoglu

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: In Taksim, on well-known Istiklal Caddesi right across the Galatasaray Liceum.
(there is also anoher branch in Nisantas)

Phone: 0212 2929677

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 0

Theme: Dessert

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 1, 2003
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Pide - Istanbul

Pide

AKSARAY Pide ve Borek Salonu: Try Pide while you are here!

It's just a small cafe with nice ambiance, although I can't say the same thing about the region it is located in. If you happend to be in Aksaray you can try to grab a snack at this place.
And one more thing, people who serve the food are realy nice!
You can choose from:
- Pide's (peynirli - with cheese, kiymali - with meat, patatesli - with potatoes, yumurtali - the big one with meat, vegtables and eggs)
- Borek (also a dough dish with cheese)
- tea, coffee, etc

Favorite Dish: Peynirli pide (with cheese). It's not a special dish or I who knows what delicious thing. It's just the best taste cheese pide I know.
Also try here for less then 1 dollar - yumurtali pide!

Address: Millet Caddesi Sorguccu Sokak no:1

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: Aksaray Meydani, near to T.C. Ziraat Bankasi

Phone: 0212 5860018 - 5882291

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 0

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2003
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Malta Kosku Teras - Istanbul

Malta Kosku Teras

Malta Kosku: In the middle of the park...

Actualy that was a pasha's residence before and everything is made in 18th century style. Being in the center of one of the biggest and beautiful parks in Istanbul and having a view to Bosphorus and Kiz Kulesi makes this MALTA KOSKU unfogetable place!
You can try here realy nice dishes for small prices (because it's owned by the state).

Favorite Dish: You can try 'Karisik Izgara' (ý guess it's about 6 dishes of meal at once), also 'Malta Kebabi'.
For the desert you MUST TRY - 'Profiterol Tahinli'. That's the only place you can try this! And instead of chocolate cream which is usualy served with profiterol you'll have susam-made cream (tahinli).

Address: Yildiz Korusu - BESÝKTAS

Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: Yildaz Park in Besiktas. In the middle of the park.

Other Contact: Fax: +90 212 2589453

Phone: +90 212 2589020

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 0

Theme: Diner

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 18, 2003
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