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Three restaurants in Istanbul that are redefining a cuisine as old as the city itself

August 11, 2020


A passion for eating permeates Istanbul, a city that famously straddles Europe and Asia, one whose cuisine has long been known for its variety and quality.

In addition to the traditional purveyors of impeccable grilled fish and meats, intoxicating street food and famously fragrant desserts, several restaurants are taking the concept of “Turkish cuisine” in exciting new directions.

They honor the traditions and techniques of the area but inject contemporary spins, crafting tasting menus that take diners on journeys through the country’s vast panoply of dishes and ingredients.

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