Istanbul is a metropolis and like all very large cities there is an infinite choice of gourmet best luxury Restaurants in Istanbul, luxurious, with family flavor, regional, with unknown, surprising tastes… there is something for everyone and for all budgets!
AlltourstoIstanbul made for you a selection at first of luxury restaurants with undeniable gastronomic quality: they were chosen for their location (at the Bosphorus, Golden Horn, on the heights of Istanbul…) their little more that make all the difference like the view, the services, the options …by their quality of the table service, the sympathy and the professionalism of the staff and finally and above all by the high quality and diversity of the products offered – Best luxury Restaurants in Istanbul
All the restaurants below have caught our attention for lunch or dinner (the display order does not mean the order of preference).
Shangri La Bosphorus
Shangri La Bosphorus is a Chinese and Asian restaurant, located in Besiktas on the European side; placed in the 5 star luxury dining Shang Palace hotel in Best Luxury Restaurants in Istanbul
In 2013, the great French chef Fabrice Giraud worked in this restaurant, currently chef of the Restaurant in Paris “la Maison Blanche”
The current chef “Tony Sum” is a specialist in Chinese and Thai cuisine; he has won numerous awards and culinary titles, among others starred in 2010 and 2011 when he worked at the Chinese restaurant Shangrila in the Philippines; also chosen in 2012 by F&B World Magazine as the artist of Chinese cuisine.
He took service at the Shang palace – Shangri – La Bosphorus restaurant in Istanbul in 2012.
The restaurant kitchen has special ovens straight from China to give the Pekingese duck an exceptional taste.
The restaurant is renowned for their noodles and tea ceremonies.
Followers of Chinese cuisine, here is an address of an exception, of a certain quality.
For more information: www.shangri-la.com/tr
PHONE: 0212 2758888
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Sinanpasa Mahallesi, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sokak, No 1, Besiktas, İstanbul
Mikla Restaurant Istanbul
The Mikla restaurant Istanbul is located on the top floor of the 4 * “THE MARMARA PERA” hotel in the PERA district in Beyoglu on the European side.
Eat on the terrace to enjoy an exceptional view of the Golden Horn, the Galata Bridge, Constantinople (Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia Basilica, Suleymaniye Mosque…) and the Galata Tower.
The Chef “Mehmet Gürs” also patron of the place is one of the best known Turkish Chef in Istanbul.
Born in Finland to a Turkish father and a Finnish mother, he spent his childhood in Stockholm, Sweden, then studied at “Johnson and Wales University”, worked for 8 years as a chef in the United States, and finally decided to offer his know-how to Stambouliotes and to open in 2005 one of the best restaurant in town “MIKLA” offering its customers Ottoman / Turkish and Finnish cuisine. Mister “Mehmet Gürs” by his rich life experience speaks French / English / Swedish and Turkish.
“Mikla” restaurant was chosen in 2015 in London by 1000 jury, as best 96th restaurant in the world – Best luxury Restaurants in Istanbul
The chef had the ingenious idea of enriching himself with the exceptional services of an anthropologist whose mission is to discover the history, the true flavors of Ottoman cuisine while traveling all over Turkey.
An incredible day at Mikla Restaurant (all seats have already been sold) French chef Alain Ducasse, Danish chef Rene Rezeppi and Brazilian chef Alex Attala will come and cook a day in the Mikla restaurant, enjoy Best luxury Restaurants in Istanbul and will stay at the Turkish chef Mehmet Gurs.
The organization of this exceptional event wants chef Mehmet Gurs to go cook in France, Sweden and Brazil like the other chefs.
The costs is between 100 and 200 € for two people, the menu is offered on the Restaurant website. www.miklarestaurant.com
Easy access near the Golden Horn, Taksim and Istiklal Street
Address: The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd No: 15, 34430 İstanbul
Telephone: +90 (0212) 293 56 56
Laledan and Tugra Restaurants
Both are part of the sumptuous Palace Hotel Ciragan Kempinski in Besiktas on the banks of the Bosphorus on the European shore.
The Palace has 4 restaurants: Tugra / Laledan / Gazebo / Bosphorus grill and 2 bars Ciragan bar / the smoking room just as famous. Laledan and Tugra Restaurants are doing well!
Laledan Restaurant Istanbul
Best luxury Restaurants in Istanbul 130 cooks have the mission of satisfying a clientele at the gastronomic palace.
Chef Sezai Erdogan has been working in the kitchens of the Kempinski palace hotel for 26 years, he was honored in 2013 with the title of supreme chef of the 4 restaurants and became the first Turkish chef in the history of the Palace.
The menu of the Laledan restaurant offers world cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Tugra Restaurant Istanbul
- Offers Ottoman and Mediterranean cuisine, mainly open in the evening.
In a palace setting, just to enjoy the exceptional setting, it is worth the trip.
The art of the table is simply fabulous, served in dishes of Ottoman inspiration which only increases the pleasure of being able to taste the recipes of the great chef Ahmet Kara.
- Some table staff speak French (in the 2 restaurants).
- A Brunch / buffet opens on Sundays between 12:00 and 4:00 PM. In the Garden by the Bosphorus, where you are offered 250 different kinds of food, 80% of which are organic.
(reservation 3 days before) it will cost you 200tl / person.
For more information: www.kempinski.com
Adresse : Yıldız Mh., Ciragan Cd No:32, 34349
Téléphone :(0212) 236 7333
Rana by Topaz
Topaz restaurant Istanbul is located in Gumussuyu Taksim on the European shore, on the top floor of a building offering an exceptional panoramic view of the Bosphorus.
The 2 * starred Turkish chef Tevfik Alparslan worked in London in the Hakkasan restaurant / in Paris in the el espadon restaurant / in Milan in the Alsorriso restaurant / in New York / in Manhattan.
In the restaurant the parc tower savarona: he worked among others with the French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Many international newspapers have published an article on his cooking skills.
The originality of the Topaz restaurant is that it is possible to eat at any time of the day, the restaurant has one of the best wine cellar in Istanbul:
Diversity of foreign and national wines known / for some very rare (possibility of enjoying a wine of very good quality by the glass).
The restaurant has 120 covers, the table service is impeccable, the view extraordinary.
The restaurant offers Mediterranean and Ottoman cuisine, mixing the old with the new, fusion cuisine.
For more information about the restaurant : www.topazeresto.com
Address: Beyoglu, Inonu Cad. No:5
Phone:(0212) 249 1001
Beyti Restaurant Istanbul
Beyti Restaurant Istanbul is a restaurant located on the European shore in Florya in a beautiful house of 3000m2 on 3 floors where the old and the contemporary coexist wonderfully.
Boss Beyti Güler, 88, is still in charge with his two sons. For 71 years this family business has known many celebrities: Kings, movie stars, politicians (Jacques Chirac / li Xyannian / Richard Nixon / Jimmy Carter / Arthur Miller / Sylvie Varton / Johnny Halliday / the former Kings of Saudi Arabia, etc…) came to eat.
450 covers spread over 10 rooms and 3 terraces, with a pleasant atmosphere, all decorated with Turkish and Ottoman motifs.
The restaurant has 5 different cuisines, specializing in grilled meats and the doner it is the best known quality Kebap in the best luxury Restaurants in Istanbul.
In a warm and unique atmosphere and in order to taste a very high quality Kebap is the address you need!
For more information: www.beyti.com
- Address : Şenlikköy Mh., Orman Sk. No:8.
Phone:(0212) 663 2990
Nicole Restaurant Istanbul
The Nicole Istanbul restaurant is located on the European shore in Beyoglu in a Historic building; at the top, the large picture windows reveal a very pleasant overview of the rooftops of the Beyoglu district and the Bosphorus. The human and warm size of the restaurant, the chic and refined interior decoration, transports us to an adequate atmosphere to spend an exceptional evening. Nicole was a Franciscan good sister named Agnès Marthe Nicole who was the manager of a hospice present in the past in this building from which the restaurant‘s name comes.
The chefs, Ms. Aylin Yazicioglu and Mr. Kaan Sakarya, all of them who graduated from the Galatasaray High School in Istanbul (French high school) speak both French and English.
Madame’s exceptional career through the kitchens of London, Barcelona and Paris: At the Alain Senderens 2 * restaurant, at the Jean Charles Rocheux chocolate factory and the Stéphane Glacier pastry shop, this chef cooks today in one of the best luxury restaurants in Istanbul Nicole restaurant: Pastry, ice cream, desserts and homemade chocolate.
While Monsieur worked in Paris in the Arpége 3 * / Taillevent 2 * Restaurants and in Belgium; today chef in the Nicole Restaurant.
Nicole Istanbul restaurant offers world cuisine, fish, Turkish handmade cheese.
For lovers of gourmet cuisine, “Nicole Restaurant Istanbul” is an essential address. Between 160 and 200 € for 2 people.
Only open in the evening / Closed on Sunday.
For more information: www.nicole.com.tr
* In the street of the Italian Consulate
Boğazkesen Cad. Tomtom Kaptan Sok. No: 18 Beyoğlu / İstanbul
+90 212 292 44 67
Seasons Restaurant Istanbul
Seasons restaurant Istanbul is located in the old city in Sultanahmet, on the courtyard of the Palace Four Seasons Hotel.
The restaurant was the old prison in which the character was imprisoned and makes and a reference to the movie Midnight Express. It has been rehabilitated in recent years into a luxury hotel.
The central location 5 minutes walk from the Saint Sophia Basilica and the Blue Mosque makes it a major asset.
The historic building with the yellow facade and brown roofs puts us as soon as we enter the warm and chic atmosphere of the best luxury restaurants in Istanbul
Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a range of quality products with multiple flavors; the staff is very attentive by all circumstances, the cozy and very pleasant decor.
Chef Cook Savas Aydemir is the only Turkish chef employed in all Four Seasons hotels / restaurants in the world.
Plan 250 tl for two people without drinks.
For more information: www.fourseasons.com
Address: Cankurtaran Mh., Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At Sultanahmet, Tevkifhane Sk. No:1, İstanbul.
Phone:(0212) 402 3000
Kiyi Restaurant Istanbul
Kiyi restaurant Istanbul is located on the European shore in Tarabya on the edge of the Bosphorus.
The Kiyi Istanbul restaurant is specialized in Fish, Seafood and Mezze since 1966.
The Turkish Culinary Critics majorly agree on the high quality of the Mezze and fish offered. It is difficult in Istanbul to find excellent restaurants of Fish and shellfish.
Restaurant that does not look amazing from the outside, but that puts your taste buds in a boil, by the undeniable quality of its products. Best luxury restaurants in Istanbul with a marvelous view of the port, a real postcard.
* The sultans came in the 16th century to eat fish in the district of Tarabya which comes from the word therapia meaning place of pleasure and relaxation “therapy”.
- For more information: www.kiyi.com.tr
- Adress : Cumhuriyet Mh., 34457 Sarıyer/İstanbul.
Phone :(0212) 262 0002
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