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Feb 18
Friday

Since You Asked: High-End Istanbul?

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Dear Istanbul Eats,
Köfte, kebab. Köfte, kebab. Köfte, kebab. I understand the appeal of a good-value lunch or dinner, but do you guys ever go out for a splurge? Any advice for those of us who like to live high on the lamb?
Big Spender in Brussels

Dear Spender,
Guilty as charged. We do tend to write an inordinate amount about köfte and kebab restaurants and other budget-oriented places. The truth of the matter is that, when it comes to having a truly satisfying culinary experience, we’ve generally found that we get a bigger bang for the buck at these kinds of spots. There are plenty of lavish restaurants situated right on the Bosphorus or perched atop buildings with jaw-dropping views of the city and menus featuring $50 entrees, but the thrill is frequently gone once the food arrives.

That said, on occasion (a very special occasion) we do climb up the rungs of Istanbul’s restaurant ladder to have a peek at how the other half eats. Here are some suggestions of top-end places where you can enjoy both the surroundings and the food: Continue…


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