Emerging Kitchens in Istanbul Featured

 Sandwiched between Europe and Asia, Istanbul wears all of its geography on its sleeve. Experience the variety of Istanbul’s traditional Turkish coffee and immerse in some of it's newest dining locals.

by Hande Oynar

Martinez Istanbul

Situated on the ground floor of the Akmerkez Shopping Mall, Martinez Istanbul is an excellent choice for those who wish to sample elegant dishes in an upscale ambience. Although the restaurant serves mostly Mediterranean fare, Martinez is best known for its flavourful selection of sushi, nigiri, and sashimi.

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MUST Nişantaşı
The new place to see and be seen in Nişantaşı, MUST is an all-day eatery where you’ll find everything from breakfast options to salads, shareable starters, pizza, pasta, risotto, and main courses. Be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time – and don’t forget to try MUST’s signature cocktails while you’re there!


Related: Fine Dining in Istanbul

Aheste Pera
This chic restaurant has quickly garnered quite a few regulars thanks to its selection of inventive mezes, main courses, and desserts. Visit Aheste Pera for a romantic dinner on weekdays, or head there early on weekends to enjoy an unforgettable brunch.

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This elegant Japanese restaurant has proven to be a big hit with sushi-loving Nişantaşı residents in a short space of time. Those who aren’t fans of sushi can opt for Naomi’s delicious noodle dishes and main courses.


For more on where to dine in Istanbul, visit our Destinations page



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