Nevizade

Nevizade street is next to Balik Pazari (Fish Market) on Istiklal Street, behind Cicek Pasaji (Flower Passage). Those looking for a lively night on the town head to Nevizade, where the plentiful food, lively gypsy music and excitable crowd fuse together to create an energy like no other. Meyhanes – Turkish taverns – line the area, offering a dizzying assortment of mezes, seafood and raki- a real Turkish feast. Though indoor seating is available, do as the locals do and perch yourself on a street side table to make the most of Nevizade’s wonderfully contagious atmosphere.
Cuisine(s): Turkis Cuisine
Distance from Golden City Hotel: 15 minutes by walking

Çiçek Pasajı

Çiçek Pasajı (literally Flower Passage in Turkish), originally called the Cité de Péra, is a famous historic passage on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. It connects İstiklal Avenue with Sahne Street. Opened in 1876, Çiçek Pasajı is a covered arcade with rows of historic cafes, winehouses and restaurants. After the fire of 1870, the theatre was purchased by the local Greek banker Hristaki Zoğrafos Efendi, and architect Kleanthis Zannos designed the current building, which was called Cité de Péra or Hristaki Pasajı in its early years. Yorgo’nun Meyhanesi (Yorgo’s Winehouse) was the first winehouse to be opened in the passage.
Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, many impoverished noble Russian women, including a Baroness, sold flowers here. By the 1940s the building was mostly occupied by flower shops, hence the present Turkish name Çiçek Pasajı (Flower Passage).
After the restoration of the building in 1988, it was reopened as a galleria of pubs and restaurants.
Cuisine(s): Seafood
Distance from Golden City: 15 minutes by walking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87i%C3%A7ek_Pasaj%C4%B1

Reina

Located at the most gorgeous point of the Bosporus, Reina Restaurant continues this winter as well to treat its guests in the best manner with its tasteful dishes and its unique atmosphere. Mostly of Mediterranean origin, the excellent tastes prepared by the brilliant chef, Fahrettin Birol Temel, attract great admiration from all its guests. With its distinguished delicacies and fascinating Bosporus scenery, Reina Restaurant has welcomed international celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, Gisele Bündchen, Uma Thurman, Kevin Kostner, Sting, Lionel Richie, John Cusack, Kobe Bryant, Paris Hilton, Salma Hayek, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, Zidane, Mikheil Saakashvili, Bamir Topi, Branko Crvenkovski and Ernesto Samper Pizano.

Cuisine(s): Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine
Distance from Golden City Hotel: 15 minutes by taxi
http://www.reina.com.tr/

Çınaraltı Restaurant Ortaköy

Çinaralti is the most popular of a bunch of meyhanes situated on the main square. It’s right beside the water, with a close up view of the transcontinental Bosphorus Bridge and the stunning baroque mosque. you can also peruse the handicrafts, jewellery and bag stalls that line the cobbled streets.
Cinaralti has an extensive selection of hot and cold mezes, borek, pickles, fresh seafood, kebabs, grilled meats, salads and desserts. Diners are invited to select their fish from a refrigerated case inside the restaurant. At Cinaralti, prices are reasonable, the food is top notch and the view spectacular.

Cuisine(s): Seafood
Distance from Golden City Hotel: 15 minutes by taxi
http://www.cinaralti.com

360 Istanbul Restaurant

The multi award winning 360istanbul is set in a penthouse perched on a 19th century apartment building overlooking the old embassy row in Beyoglu. It commands a 360 breathe taking landscape view of Istanbul all the way from the up close steeple of St Antoine’s Church and across the Bosphorus strait to the Hagia Sophia Mosque and out to the Sea of Marmara. 360 is open for lunch and dinner, offering a twist on the modern Turkish meze fused with international cuisine and an exclusive wine selection to compliment it. 360 turns into Club360 on the weekends so come enjoy your fresh elixir while listening to our talented Djs and
vocalists with live dancers and performances. 360istanbul also endocrine’s the 360 concept of dining experience.
This concept consists of four crucial elements; Cuisine – Design – Entertainment and Atmosphere. No element in 360istanbul is more or less important than the other. Instead they coexist in harmony.

Cuisine(s): traditional turkish & International cuisine
Distance from Golden City Hotel: 15 minutes by walking
http://360istanbul.com/eng/

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