İstanbul, a metropolis of both Turkey and the world, is a gastronomic epicenter. Here you can find and taste the best of local flavors from across Turkey. At the same time, İstanbul is also home to innumerable fine dining restaurants and hosts chefs from around the world who serve international cuisines and flavors.
Most of the fine dining restaurants in İstanbul have a magnificent Bosphorus view to enjoy every sip of your rakı, Turkish wine, or favorite cocktail!
Two of the best fine dining restaurants in İstanbul have been chosen among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants since 2015.
There are also fusion restaurants where you can enjoy Turkish cuisine blended with cuisine from various regions of the world.
Some of the international cuisines and delicacies that Turkish people greatly enjoy are Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indian, Russian, Austrian, French, Mexican, and Spanish. You will find high-end chef restaurants, Far East fusion cuisines, sushi places, Parisienne cafés, and a lot more!
Coming to the Aegean region, Urla is known for its farm-to-table fine dining restaurants and vineyards. Don’t forget to try the most famous farm-to-table restaurant there when you are on the Urla Wine Route.
Çeşme and Bodrum are the most famous summer holiday locations on the Aegean coast. There are many fine dining restaurants here serving Turkish local food, Italian and French cuisine, meze restaurants, and fish and meat restaurants.
Fine dining is a concept that is being developed across Turkey. On the Mediterranean coast, Antalya offers amazing restaurants where you can enjoy traditional cuisine with a modern twist.
Although the regions of Central Anatolia and Southeastern Anatolia are famous for their local food and restaurants, there are some very promising fine dining locations that are worth visiting to enjoy both local and international cuisines. In Cappadocia, such restaurants offer an amazing view of cave hotels and fairy chimneys.