Our country has a very rich culinary culture thanks to its diverse seasons and fertile lands. Of course, the fact that our land has been home to many different civilizations throughout the centuries has also an effect on this rich cuisine culture. And Istanbul, which is one of the most developed cities of our country, has many exclusive and high quality restaurants where you can completely experience this rich culture. In this article, we are bringing you a selection of restaurants on the Asian side where you can taste the most delicious dishes from different regions of our country. Here are 7 beautiful restaurants on the Asian Side serving food from all seven regions of the country!
1. For unique delights of the Aegean cuisine: Radika
If you are a fan of the Aegean cuisine and are looking for a place where you can taste the best Aegean food in Istanbul, then the Radika restaurant in Koşuyolu is just the ticket for you. Moreover, this cute restaurant does not only offer Aegean dishes but also snippets of the Aegean music and culture. Long story short, treat yourself to a pleasant meal at this beautifully decorated restaurant that will make you feel like you are in a small, cozy Aegean town.
Address: Koşuyolu Mah, Kalfa Çeşme Sok, No: 30, Koşuyolu Kadıköy - Istanbul
2. For unique delights of the Black Sea cuisine: Nalia
Serving customers in three different locations, Kurtköy, Güneşli and Bostancı, Nalia is one of the most popular restaurants in Istanbul offering real Black Sea food. Offering local Black Sea food to its customers in the most delicious and healthiest way, the restaurant also has a very comfortable and spacious atmosphere. If you are feeling a longing for Black Sea food because you are in Istanbul, we would absolutely recommend you to give Nalia Bostancı a try.
Address: İçerenköy Mahallesi, Prof. Dr. Ali Nihat Tarlan Caddesi, No: 103, Ataşehir - Istanbul
3. For unique delights of the Mediterranean cuisine: Kaserol
Book a table at the Kaserol restaurant in Üsküdar for colorful and delicious food, natural and healthy meals that come to mind when you think of the unique tastes of the Mediterranean cuisine. The Mediterranean dishes meticulously prepared at Kaserol are served to guests in an atmosphere that makes you feel the warmth of the Mediterranean climate. If you are also a big fan of the Mediterranean cuisine, pay a visit to Kaserol at the first opportunity you get.
Address: Bulgurlu Mahallesi, İzzettinbey Sokağı, 41/A, Üsküdar - Istanbul
4. For unique delights of the Eastern cuisine: Kilisli Fiko
Serving its customers in Kadıköy since 1981, Kilisli Fiko is one of the restaurants serving the unique tastes of the Eastern Anatolian cuisine. The place does not offer a rich menu but all the dishes they serve are really delicious! The menu offers a selection of dishes from the Eastern Anatolian cuisine including Kilis “yuvalama” soup, Adana kebab, Urfa kebab, shish kebab, a special mixture of dishes and Turkish çiğ köfte (a raw meatball dish). If what you hear whets your appetite, we recommend that you swing by Kilisli Fiko at the first opportunity you get.
Address: Rasimpaşa Mahallesi, Orgeneral Şahap Gürler Caddesi, No: 61, Kadıköy - Istanbul
5. For unique delights of the Southeastern cuisine: Çiya Sofrası
Çiya Sofrası is one of the restaurants in Istanbul where you can taste the dishes of the Turkish Southeastern cuisine in the most fulfilling way, especially the Antep cuisine. Borani, stuffed sheep sausages and a range of kebab varieties are among the top items on their menu you should try.
Address: Caferağa Mahallesi, Güneşlibahçe Sokak, No: 43, Kadıköy - Istanbul
6. For unique delights of the Central Anatolian cuisine: Tadında Anadolu
Famous for its focus on natural and local ingredients, Tadında Anadolu has more than 600 traditional dishes on its menu. If you want to taste the most genuine flavors of Anatolia in Istanbul, we recommend you to try Tadında Anadolu.
Address: Altunizade Mahallesi, Capitol AVM, Üsküdar - Istanbul
7. For unique delights of the Marmara cuisine: Özcanlar Köfte
In the same way that the Black Sea culture is kept alive in Trabzon, the Marmara region also has its own unique beauties and local tastes. The Marmara cuisine is mostly shaped by the Thracian cuisine. If you are also a fan of the Thracian cuisine, Özcanlar Köfte located on the Asian Side is the right choice for you! In addition to Tekirdağ meatballs, Süleymanpaşa meatballs, meatballs with kashar cheese, butcher’s meatballs, Turkish spicy sausages and other meat varieties, the venue also offers traditional desserts such as the “Hayrabolu” dessert and cheese halva. Pay a visit to Özcanlar Köfte if you like what you hear!
Address: İnkılap Mahallesi, Küçüksu Caddesi, No:71, Ümraniye - Istanbul
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