Colonie is a modern restaurant in one of Istanbul's trendiest neighborhoods bringing a Meatpacking District vibe from lunch to dinner as well as drinks. The menu features international classics from carpaccio to pizza, salads to burgers as well as some Turkish classics like köfte. On weekends, the space fills up with cocktail sipping crowds and DJ music.
in 2000, Karaköy Lokantası has long been a favorite with in-the-know
Istanbulites. Located on a small street behind the Karaköy shipping
docks, just a stone’s throw away from the Bosphorus, Karaköy Lokantası
is known for offering consistently delicious Turkish cuisine at
Another addition to the hip Karaköy neighborhood, Unter has three floors, the first of which houses a restaurant where the original exposed brick interior gives off that purposefully modern feel that venues in this particular area are known for. The floor to ceiling french doors allow for the light to flood in as well as the gazing eyes of those who wander past and wonder whether to take a seat inside our out. The menu is another variant of the fresh and seasonally appropriate and organic ingredients available at Nupera and Backyard, and include everything from tabbouleh to fresh fish.
With a menu of dishes that are both profoundly original while maintaining a healthy disposition, the venture of Chef Civan Er (formerly of Changa restaurant) is simply excellent. From a simple salad with sumac yogurt or sucuk (spicy sausage) from Gaziantep, all dishes exhibit ingredients and traditions derived from all regions of Anatolia to bring unique creations with high palatability.
Another member of the up and coming Karaköy neighborhood, Bej Karaköy
Restaurant offers an art-deco style interior with a European demeanor in
its outside terrace where all the chairs face the road like a cafe in
Bebek Badem Ezmesi is a family-run business that has been selling the
purest and best form of sweets since 1904 at its current premises. The
shop is famous for its badem ezmesi (the Turkish variant of marzipan that is slightly less sweet)