Beyoglu District and the Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

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Çinaralti Restaurant

If you’d like to combine dinner at a meyhane with a fantastic waterside setting, head up the Bosphorus to the “village” of Ortaköy. ...more »

  • Location: Ortakoy
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Liman Meyhanesi

Liman meyhanesi forms part of the Liman Restaurant and is close to Karakoy pier. This meyhane, with 1950’s décor, boasts a wide range of dishes from Ottoman, Turkish, Greek and Macedonian cuisine. ...more »

  • Location: Karakoy
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Sevic Restaurant

Sevic Restaurant is located inside the atmospheric ‘Flower Passage’ on Istiklal Street. The restaurant was founded as a beer house in 1948, and is now a common meeting place for Turkish artists. ...more »

  • Location: Istiklal Street
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Boncuk Restaurant

Boncuk is one of many restaurants in the famous Nevizade area. It's well known for its special Armenian mezes, "topik"- a cinnamon infused Armenian paste. ...more »

  • Location: Nevizade
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Lokal Pera

Lokal Pera is situated inside a grand art nouveau apartment on Istiklal Street. This elegant meyhane serves an array of local delicacies. There are private dining rooms available and live music. ...more »

  • Location: Istiklal Street
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Imroz Restaurant

Imroz meyhane is situated on Nevizade Street, one of Istanbul’s most well known streets. This popular meyhane has been serving Turkish writers, intellectuals and musicians for over 60 years. ...more »

  • Location: Istiklal Street
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Galata Meyhane

Galata is one of Istanbul's most popular meyhanes. This cosy establishment serves a wide range of tasty mezes, pastries and other traditional Turkish fare accompanied by live music. ...more »

  • Location: Beyoglu
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Refik Restaurant

Situated in the bohemian neighbourhood of Asmalimescit, Refik is one of Istanbul’s oldest and best-known meyhanes and is especially popular with artistic types and intellectuals. ...more »

  • Location: Tünel - Asmalimescit
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Gurme Boncuk Meyhane

Gurme Boncuk Meyhane offers delicious tastes from Armenian cuisine. This popular Istanbul meyhane features fresh fish and home cooked meals. ...more »

  • Location: Tünel - Asmalimescit
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Sofyali 9 Meyhane

Sofyali 9 is spread over four floors in Asmalimescit. This elegant meyhane serves a delicious array of appetizers, pastries and meat and fish choices, from octopus salad to artichoke. ...more »

  • Location: Tünel - Asmalimescit
  • Type: Turkish-Meyhanes

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Our Local Experts say:

Fusing together a rich mix of delicious traditional Turkish food, lively music and flowing drinks, Meyhanes -or Turkish tavernas- are a Turkish party experience not to be missed.

There are an impressive number of meyhanes in Istanbul offering up a fine selection of Turkish mezes, fresh fish, grilled meat and more. Accompanied by live gypsy musicians and a cold glass of Raki- the Turkish national drink- the meyhane is a lively celebration of food, music and life.

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