Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

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September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Oh, My Goodness! When I think that’s, I’ve been to the best breakfast place in town; another pops up! Delicatessen locates on the hills of Nisantasi is your perfect breakfast…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

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September 17, 2019

Recommended

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

On this beautiful Sunday morning, my first stop was at Mangerie, where I thought I'd discovered the best... I then continued to Delicatessen where again I thought I’ve found my coup de Coeur...…

September 17, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Istanbul

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

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September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

I woke up at 6, walked around Istanbul to fly my drone then searching for a place to have breakfast. I wanted something cosmopolitan, fun and trendy at the same time: Mangerie popped up. Located…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

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September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

After enjoying Paper Moon twice in Milano, I couldn’t but try it in Istanbul. One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times makes my heart skip a beat. Pasta, pizza and Italian dishes,…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

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September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

The view is breathtaking and the food as well. Good food with a superb view is what Hamdi offers in the heart of Istanbul’s busy touristic quarters. On the third floor is where lunch is…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

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September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Some of the blog’s readers recommended “Esmer Chef.” Pizza, pasta, salads, international cuisine and everything in between, the casual fast food has several branches of which one on…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

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September 17, 2019

Restaurants

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

After enjoying Istanbul’s vibes down at Beşiktaş, walking from a street to the next, I stopped at “House of B.” Burgers are what they do in an American diner-style decor and…

September 17, 2019 | Burgers | Istanbul

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

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September 08, 2019

Restaurants

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

The journey with Wagamama started in 2012 at that same location. Seven years passed, and here I come again to experience one of my favorite brands. I love the naughty child painted on the wall, the…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

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September 08, 2019

Restaurants

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

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September 04, 2019

Restaurants

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Amazing, exceptionally amazing like all the “La Petite Maison” restaurants I’ve been to around the world. After indulging in the finest food in Nice, Dubai, and Beirut, here comes…

September 04, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

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September 04, 2019

Hotels

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Visiting Istanbul this summer, I chose the W for my stay. Part of the Marriott group of hotels, the W is a luxurious yet trendy brand for the youth. It’s rare to find older people due to…

September 04, 2019 | Reviews | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

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September 04, 2019

Restaurants

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Inauguration of the New Istanbul Airport that will Host the ATC Tower Designed by Pininfarina and AECOM

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October 28, 2018

News

Inauguration of the New Istanbul Airport that will Host the ATC Tower Designed by Pininfarina and AECOM

The New Istanbul Airport (INA), designed to become the largest new airport in terms of annual passenger capacity, will be inaugurated on the 29thof October. The structure will initially be able to…

October 28, 2018 | News | Istanbul

When Visiting Istanbul... What to do in 5 Days

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September 02, 2017

Reviews

When Visiting Istanbul... What to do in 5 Days

For the first time visitors to Istanbul, five days is the perfect amount of time to spend. There is so much to see and do in Istanbul and you can be sure that you will not be bored at the end of…

September 02, 2017 | Travel | Istanbul

Brasserie St.Regis: Perfection in the Details

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September 24, 2016

Restaurants

Brasserie St.Regis: Perfection in the Details

Located at the St.Regis, one of Istanbul's most luxurious hotels is The Brasserie. A brassiere with a real French feel... Choose the terrace or the restaurant and enjoy a selection of handcrafted…

September 24, 2016 | Recommended | Istanbul

Park Hyatt Istanbul: An Outstanding Hotel!

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September 23, 2016

Hotels

Park Hyatt Istanbul: An Outstanding Hotel!

Located in the heart of Istanbul is the Park Hyatt. Visiting the capital for the weekend, it's where my wife and I chose to relax far from the city's busy life. The hotel rocks! A wide lobby, a…

September 23, 2016 | Recommended | Istanbul

A Happy Moment: Breakfast at Park Hyatt Istanbul

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September 23, 2016

Restaurants

A Happy Moment: Breakfast at Park Hyatt Istanbul

A luxurious stay needs a luxurious breakfast. Down at the lobby facing the bar is the breakfast space. A rectangular room lit with crystal chandeliers welcomes you for breakfast. Day light enters…

September 23, 2016 | Hotels | Istanbul

Dardenia: Fast Casual Japanese in Istanbul

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September 21, 2016

Restaurants

Dardenia: Fast Casual Japanese in Istanbul

Walking around the hotel in Istanbul, my wife and I spotted a restaurant called Dardenia. The logo and signboard seemed interesting and as you walk inside you feel like you're entering an upper scale…

September 21, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Eataly: Istanbul's Italian Market

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September 17, 2016

Restaurants

Eataly: Istanbul's Italian Market

I love this concept... I tried Eataly in New York, Dubai and Milano and I fell in love with it even more after I attended a lecture presented by the owner himself Mr. Oscar Farinetti. Eataly is Italy…

September 17, 2016 | Pizza | Istanbul

ZUMA Istanbul: Superb Decor, Deceiving Food!

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Turkey

September 17, 2016

Restaurants

ZUMA Istanbul: Superb Decor, Deceiving Food!

It's ZUMA, it's the restaurant, it's the address to see, be seen and experience. After visiting ZUMA Dubai and ZUMA London here comes ZUMA Istanbul where the ambiance and feel look the same around…

September 17, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Nusr.Et Steakhouse: A Must Experience!

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Turkey

September 16, 2016

Restaurants

Nusr.Et Steakhouse: A Must Experience!

When you're welcomed with a huge display of dry aged meat, you definitely know you're in for a treat... I was drooling... A smile was drawn on my face as I walked towards the main seating area of…

September 16, 2016 | Grill&BBQ | Istanbul

La Petite Maison Istanbul: A Dream Dinner!

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Turkey

September 09, 2016

Restaurants

La Petite Maison Istanbul: A Dream Dinner!

Oh what a restaurant! "Tous Celebres Ici" is the motto to which I'll add "You're Never Disappointed". Dubai, nice, Beirut and now Istanbul, I've been pleasantly surprised every time I visit enjoying…

September 09, 2016 | Recommended | Istanbul

Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul: Loud Music, Average Food

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Turkey

September 07, 2016

Restaurants

Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul: Loud Music, Average Food

I miss Hard Rock Cafe so much, I miss the one in Beirut even more... Whenever I am out of town I try to visit a Hard Rock Cafe if they have one. The last one I tried was in Lisbon and I recently…

September 07, 2016 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Dragon: A Chinese Restaurant to Avoid in Istanbul!

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July 24, 2016

Restaurants

Dragon: A Chinese Restaurant to Avoid in Istanbul!

We chose to dine at Dragon after reading positive reviews about it around the Internet. Many even placed Dragon on the top of the list as Istanbul's sole Chinese restaurant. Very pricey, I expected a…

July 24, 2016 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Skyteam Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport: The Impolite Hostess!

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June 09, 2016

Travel

Skyteam Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport: The Impolite Hostess!

Small, dimmed, claustrophobic and badly lit, the MEA's Skyteam lounge at Istanbul's airport is where you can stay while travelling back to Beirut from Turkey. The colors and vibes of the lounge…

June 09, 2016 | Travel | Istanbul

Cakes & Bakes: Freshly Baked at TAV Airport

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February 05, 2013

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Cakes & Bakes: Freshly Baked at TAV Airport

While walking along the Ataturk Istanbul Airport, and before entering the food court, you will notice a funky bakery with a catchy interior: Cakes and Bakes (C&B). C&B is known all over…

February 05, 2013 | Restaurants | Istanbul

TAV: Istanbul Ataturk Airport

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February 03, 2013

Travel

TAV: Istanbul Ataturk Airport

While traveling around the world, mainly Europe and the Middle East, I spend a great deal of time in airports. I usually enjoy myself in some of them, while in others I feel bored, claustrophobic and…

February 03, 2013 | Contributors | Istanbul

Efes Beer Port, Istanbul Ataturk Airport

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February 01, 2013

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Efes Beer Port, Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Just next to the Greenport, which I reviewed a couple of days ago is the Efes Beer Port. This Irish taverna-like place is overwhelming with wood everywhere - the bar, the floors, the chairs, the…

February 01, 2013 | Contributors | Istanbul

The PrimeClass Lounge, Istanbul Airport

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February 01, 2013

Travel

The PrimeClass Lounge, Istanbul Airport

Located in the CIP lounge at the International Terminal, the TAV “primeclass” Lounge offers special and privileged services to all Prime Pack guests, Priority Pass Card holders and…

February 01, 2013 | Contributors | Istanbul

The GreenPort Cafe, Istanbul Airport

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February 01, 2013

Restaurants

The GreenPort Cafe, Istanbul Airport

With a five hours stop over at at Istanbul airport, I had plenty of time to review each one of this hangar's eateries: a flying hub I not a fan off after discovering it. I decided to start with…

February 01, 2013 | Contributors | Istanbul

ISTANBUL: One of the Region's Richest Cities

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Turkey

July 10, 2012

Travel

ISTANBUL: One of the Region's Richest Cities

Guides from around the world: Istanbul A couple of years ago, Turkey and Lebanon signed an agreement allowing both populations to visit their neighbors without the need of visa. That opened a lot…

July 10, 2012 | Istanbul

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

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Turkey

June 14, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

Ali Baba is not one of those well known restaurants around the Turkish city, or not a place you would find review about, but it is one of those place I would highly recommend you try when visiting…

June 14, 2012 | Reviews | Istanbul

Reina: Open Air Restaurant & Club, Istanbul (Restaurant Closed)

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Turkey

June 12, 2012

Restaurants

Reina: Open Air Restaurant & Club, Istanbul (Restaurant Closed)

It's not an option to visit Istanbul without passing by Reina, for a dinner and dancing night out.     I would say that Reina is the equivalent to Lebanon's Skybar only with more…

June 12, 2012 | French | Istanbul

The Winston Brasserie, Istanbul

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Turkey

May 31, 2012

Restaurants

The Winston Brasserie, Istanbul

The Winston Brasserie is one of the nice restaurants part of the "W Hotel" complex in Istanbul. Located on a calm stone pavement street, The Winston is a very nice and tasty restaurant, one of the…

May 31, 2012 | International Cuisine | Istanbul

Saray Muhallebecisi Restaurant, Istanbul

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Turkey

May 23, 2012

Restaurants

Saray Muhallebecisi Restaurant, Istanbul

If  today is going to be a long day in Istanbul, then what better way to start the day than at Saray, with its delicious honey and cream, fresh bread and a hot cup of tea, a bowl of their…

May 23, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Emporio Armani Ristorante Istanbul

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Turkey

May 22, 2012

Restaurants

Emporio Armani Ristorante Istanbul

Same quality and same taste... All around the world...   I've been visiting many of the Armani restaurants in different parts of the globe and my journey around the world searching for all the…

May 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

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May 22, 2012

Restaurants

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

"All meals are prepared by chef school students under the supervision of professional chefs..."       I wanted to try Ensitu, simply for the name. I have not read any review…

May 22, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

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Turkey

May 21, 2012

Restaurants

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

I have been introduced to Wagamama from my new friends who love this contemporary Japanese cantina. As I like to try the Armani's around the globe, for them the Wagamama is their…

May 21, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

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