Anyone have any recommendations on good dinner places close to the hotel.
I would recommend Dostlar Bufe. It is about 3 blocks from the hotel. Fast food, Turkish style. Sandwiches and grapefruit juice. Good value for your money. I returned there many times. I also did a Culinary Backstreets Tour. Expensive, but very good.
Istanbul: Le Safran Kebab and Istanbul: Alemdar Restaurant Were within a block of the hotel. Good experiences both. See the reviews
thanks - was just about to book their 2 markets tour :)
I stay often in Istanbul and most restaurants near Hagia Sophia are fine. If you want a real foodie experience, check out Culinary Backstreets. They do food/walking tours in Istanbul. Wonderful. The best way to explore Turkish cuisine.
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