Top 10 Beşiktaş Restaurants: Where You Can’t Go Wrong

Where should you go for your next night out? It is a question that many people ask themselves when they are in Istanbul and want to have a nice dinner.

Beşiktaş hosts some of the best and luxurious restaurants in Istanbul. It is surrounded by many restaurants, shops, markets to make it an exciting place for people who are looking forward to a great dining experience with family or friends.

I will give you the list of the 10 best restaurants in Beşiktaş, Istanbul. Make a reservation and dress up nicely because these restaurants are some of the best in Istanbul.

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List of Best Beşiktaş Restaurants:

1. Vogue Restaurant & Bar

Vogue Restaurant & Bar is one of the best Beşiktaş restaurants
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Vogue is one of Istanbul’s unparalleled classics, combining a modern and elegant ambiance with stunning views. They serve the best sushi and delicious European cuisine that will provide you with an experience like no other in Bosphorus.

The drinks menu is both sophisticated and luxurious. The bar is an excellent place to stop by for an after-work drink; although it’s pretty expensive, the bartenders have a unique touch that makes your experience there worthwhile and relaxing.

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2. Summit Bar & Terrace

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Located in Conrad Istanbul hotel, Summit Bar & Terrace offers killer views of the Istanbul skyline. With flawless cocktails, drinks from around the world, a great selection of Turkish wines, and a delectable menu to boot—it will be one of your favorite bars in Istanbul in no time.

On a lucky day, you can enjoy live music at Summit Bar & Terrace. The world-class service is one of its best traits where you will remember your waitress’s name at the end of the night.

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3. Tuğra Restaurant

Tugra is one of the best bosphorus restaurants in Istanbul.
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Located on the first floor of an Ottoman palace built in 1871 and sits atop one of Istanbul’s most scenic views, this award-winning restaurant specializes in dishes inspired by Ottoman cuisine.

These Ottoman recipes are cooked with organic products, palace-style copper pots and pans, earthenware pots, and casseroles to preserve their authenticity from the old times.

Tuğra Restaurant is located inside the Çırağan Palace Kempinski hotel, and reservations are necessary.

You can make a reservation here.

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4. Ulus 29

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“29” is a bar and food joint located on top of one of the hills in Istanbul. You can enjoy quality time with your friends here, not just by eating or drinking but also by dancing to some awesome music at the weekends!

The restaurant is open for dinner daily at 18:30 and serves lunch on weekdays between 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. Their menu offers some iconic dishes from around the world, traditional Turkish dishes including pide and lahmacun (both cooked in a stone oven), and sushi specially prepared in-house.

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5. Divan Brasserie Bebek

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Divan Brasserie Bebek is located just by the water, with a spectacular view of the Bosphorus. If you are lucky enough to snag a waterside table, it will almost feel like your plate is touching the water.

The menu features traditional Turkish food and international cuisine prepared using only fresh ingredients and paired perfectly with wines from around the world in their extensive wine cellar.

Their patisserie has a fantastic selection of cakes and desserts, from Turkish classic mastic gum flavored “Rice Pudding” to Cointreau-infused “Crêpes Suzette.” These are all decorated with colorful glazes and nut & fruit drizzles that made them look incredibly appetizing.

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6. Chalet

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The luxury Chalet is located in the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The restaurant is known for its authentic Swiss-inspired dishes like rösti potatoes, cheese fondues, and chocolate desserts.

Nestled inside a 120-year old, authentic wooden Swiss Chalet, the restaurant’s interior is designed with vintage skis and clocks alongside a cozy fireplace.

The restaurant is worth visiting because it has an impressive focus on details, high quality of service and food, and the profile and attitude of its customer-focused team. It’s pricey, but with elegant decor, a romantic atmosphere, and unique dishes in Istanbul, there are many reasons to visit this place soon.

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7. Banyan

Ortakoy mosque and Bosphorus view from Banyan Restaurant
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Banyan is one of the best restaurants in Beşiktaş, and its menu is a unique blend of Thai and Asian spices, perfect for those looking to dine by the Bosphorus. The open-air terrace provides an unforgettable view on two sides: one overlooking the water, another through a magnificent fireplace built specifically for wintertime revelry.

The food is as good as it gets, with the décor and waitstaff adding to a magical ambiance. The dishes are works of art in their own right.

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8. Scarlet

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Hungry for meat? Then head to Scarlet, one of the best steak houses in Istanbul. The ambiance is also great, and the music perfectly complements your beverages. The staff is amiable, and there’s even a valet service to make parking easier. They have a small garden for those who like sitting outdoors and having an enormous bar inside the restaurant.

The cost of meals and steaks makes them reasonably priced for what they offer – you’ll be back again soon!

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IST TOO restaurant at Shangri-la Istanbul
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IST TOO is one of the best restaurants in Istanbul, located inside the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel Istanbul. IST TOO is an international kitchen that serves up a wide variety of dishes from around the world. This restaurant features pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and salads alongside appetizers to make for a delicious meal. Their diverse menu also offers traditional Turkish kebabs and pides. If this is not enough, you will find middle east and Asian flavors on their menu, in addition to an impressive vegetarian & vegan selection.

IST TOO’s outdoor terrace allows you to eat with the unique view of Istanbul’s skyline while overlooking both Europe and Asia, known as “two continents between two seas.”

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10. Şans Restaurant

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Şans Restaurant serves its customers in a two-floor villa with a garden and offers an upscale modern dining experience right next to Istanbul’s busy financial district.

The menu of this fine dining restaurant is focused on Mediterranean, steak, and seafood.

The service is just fabulous. The waiters are very helpful and they recommend great dishes. There’s a pleasant, tidy decor that will catch your eye immediately upon entering the restaurant. If you have time to head here – do it!

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Final words

Istanbul’s modern and chic suburb, Beşiktaş, is home to some of the city’s best restaurants. And while you could make a list based on what locals like or what foodies recommend, we’ve done all that work for you. You can’t go wrong with any of these Beşiktaş restaurants that we suggested above. 

To make your visit more memorable, join one of our food tours so you can see all that Istanbul has to offer while getting tasty treats along the way. Start planning now by contacting us or booking online today!

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