Cosmopolitan cities, such as Istanbul, have it in their nature to attract big names and brands, as well as gourmet opportunities.
So far international brands such as Zuma and Cipriani have already made their way into Istanbul. They have established themselves in Istanbul's rich and trendy neighborhoods and attracted a relatively rich and refined clientele.
Others are paving their way in. One minor flaw that Istanbul presents to the new-comers is a price conscious general public. Hakkasan, for instance, failed with 200 TRY main dishes. Those that manage to survive do so with a generous offer and a good price-for-value combination.
Following is a list of five-star local and international brands.
Meşrutiyet Caddesi Ansen Suites 130, Tepebasi
One&only true Sicillian gem in Beyoglu w. multilingual staff... read more
Omer Avni Mahallesi Inonu Caddesi 50, Gumusuyu
Best of Ottoman Cuisine, serious&elegant place, magnificent view... read more
Ahmet Adnan Saygun Caddesi
Ulus Parki No.1, Ulus
Adnan Saygun Caddesi, Yol Sokak No:2
Watch the sunset over Bosphorus with elegance and style... read more
Muallim Naci Caddesi 44
Lunch, dine and club under the bridge, over the sea... read more
12 Levent Mah. Buyukdere Caddesi No:2 Kat:1 Levent
Character finds itself in the ex-HSBC local HQ -once victimized by a terrorist attack... read more
Yeni Mecidiyeköy Mahallesi Çamlıkuyu Sokak No:2 Alaçatı
Ahmet Rasim Paşa Yalısı Cubuklu Cad. No 27 Kanlica
Exquisite Italian & Mediterrenean meals, award-winning chef... read more
12 Hayriye Caddesi
Young & Inventive Meditteranean Cuisine... read more
6 Şifahane Sokak
Muallim Naci Caddesi 71
Roman tavern inside Blacck Nightclub at the shores of Bosphorus... read more
Cevdet Pasa caddesi 63/A Bebek
W Istanbul Süleyman Seba Caddesi 22 Kat 3
1 Akmerkez Residence Nispetiye Caddesi
Çırağan Cad. No. 28 , Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus, Beşiktaş
Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus Restaurant serving Mediterranean & Italian cuisine... read more
Ahmet Adnan Saygun Caddesi, 71 Yok Sokak
Terrace Overlooking the Bosporus... read more
54 Muallim Naci Caddesi, Kurucesme