Fine wine and food against a magnificent view of the Bosphorus during sunset or under candle light is a great backdrop for romance; while raki and mezes (anise flavored liquor and local Tapas) by the coast of the canal is another.
Whether you choose to go to a five-star restaurant facing the Bosphorus and the straits and pay handsomely for great service and food (such as Zuma or Sunset); or end up in a simple fish house in Rumeli Kavagi, it is for sure that romance will not fail you in Istanbul.
The nostalgia and the beauty that the Bosphorus offers together with great food is pretty much all you need to spice things up.
Çubuklu Cad. 27
Ahmet Rasim Pasa Yalisi, Kanlica
Misir Apt. K:8 N:32/309
360º view from a panoramic terrace & historic architecture... read more
Adnan Saygun Caddesi, Yol Sokak No:2
Watch the sunset over Bosphorus with elegance and style... read more
Meşrutiyet Caddesi Tepebaşı
The Marmara Pera
Great food, nice panaromic view, distinguishable chef... read more
Yahya Kemal Caddesi 1 Rumelihisari
Modest & elegant on the water front by a historic port... read more
Ahmet Adnan Saygun Caddesi
Ulus Parki No.1, Ulus
Asmalı Mescit Caddesi 28
The little French germ on the Asmali... read more
Tersane Caddesi Kardeşim Sokak 30, Karaköy, Istanbul
A nostalgic place to begin with, serving good food in addition... read more
Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1