Michelin Star Restaurants in istanbul
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MICHELIN Star Restaurants Guide in Istanbul

Michelin Guide, one of the most prestigious restaurant evaluation systems in the world, added the restaurants in Istanbul to its list in 2023 for the first time after 100 years.

According to Michelin Guide’s website, “restaurants may receive zero to 3 stars for the quality of their food based on five criteria: quality of the ingredients used, mastery of flavor and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in his cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits.”

The meanings of the Michelin Stars and Michelin Awards are as follows:

1 star: Very good restaurant in its category, high quality dining experience worth going (High quality cooking, worth a stop)

2 stars: A high-quality dining experience worth changing your path (Excellent cooking, worth a detour)

3 stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

Michelin Green Star: Restaurant with a gastronomically superior sustainability approach (Gastronomy and sustainability)

Bib Gourmand Award: Restaurants with relatively affordable prices but high quality and taste (Good quality, good value cooking)

While 53 restaurants were included in the first selection of Michelin Guide Istanbul,

TURK Fatih Tutak restaurant won 2 Michelin Stars.

Araka, Mikla, Neolokal and Nicole restaurants were awarded 1 Michelin Star.

Neolokal and Chef Maksut Aşkar also managed to win the Green Star Award of the Michelin Guide Istanbul!

Istanbul 2 Star Michelin Restaurant TURK Fatih Tutak Chef

Istanbul 2 Michelin Star Restaurant:
TURK - Chef Fatih Tutak

Turk Fatih Tutak, which has managed to become Istanbul’s 2 Michelin-starred restaurant, is an excellent address where you can find Turkish dishes carefully prepared by Chef Fatih Tutak with his own interpretation.

The restaurant, which is based on the zero waste approach and where preservation techniques such as fermentation and dry ripening are used abundantly, brings a unique and brand new dimension to traditional Turkish dishes.

Adress: Now Bomonti Plaza, Silahsor Caddesi, Bomonti,Sisli
turkfatihtutak | Website: www.turkft.com | 

Istanbul 1 Star Michelin Restaurant Mikla Mehmet Gurs Chef

Istanbul 1 Michelin Star Restaurant:
Mikla - Chef Mehmet Gurs

With the menu created by Mehmet Gürs by adding respectful but innovative touches to Anatolian cuisine, Mikla is one of the most delicious addresses to discover both the product variety and excellent food in Turkey.

Mikla is one of the restaurants that deserves a Michelin star when you add the magnificent 360° view of Istanbul and the vegan menu that Mehmet Gürs always prepares carefully for those who do not consume animal products.

Adress: The Marmara Pera Hotel, Mesrutiyet Caddesi, Beyoglu
miklarestaurant | Website: www.miklarestaurant.com |  

Istanbul 1 Star Michelin Restaurant Nicole Serkan Ersoy Chef

Istanbul 1 Michelin Star Restaurant:
Nicole - Chef Serkan Ersoy

Taking its name from Sister Agnés Marthe Nicole, one of the former owners of the building where it is located, Nicole is one of the magnificent addresses filled with special tastes prepared by Chef Serkan Ersoy and his team.

You should definitely add this address to your list of places to visit, which offers a completely different eating and drinking experience with its extraordinary touches to traditional Turkish cuisine.

Adress: Tomtom Suites, Bogazkesen Caddesi, Beyoglu
nicolerestaurant | Website: www.nicole.com.tr |  

Istanbul 1 Star Michelin Restaurant Araka Zeynep Pinar Tasdemir Chef

Istanbul 1 Michelin Star Restaurant:
Araka - Chef Zeynep Pinar Tasdemir

Araka is one of the Michelin-starred restaurants that should be discovered without wasting any time, with its peaceful place in Yeniköy that will make you feel far away from the noise of the city and the magnificent meals prepared by Chef Zeynep Pınar Taşdemir.

In the menu, where vegetables and herbs take the leading role, spices are also used in a very balanced way, where it is possible to enjoy every season freshly.

Adress: Kapali Bakkal Sokak, Yenikoy, Sariyer
araka.istanbul | Website: |  

Istanbul 1 Star Michelin Restaurant Neolokal Maksut Askar Chef

Istanbul 1 Michelin Star Restaurant:
Neolokal - Chef Maksut Askar

Offering Anatolian dishes with brand new touches, Neolokal is one of the most popular addresses in the city, with dishes signed by Chef Maksut Aşkar.

Inspired by mother earth and inspired by our traditions, each dish they cook is a masterpiece.

Adress: SALT Galata, Bankalar Caddesi, Karakoy
neolokal | Website: www.neolokal.com |  

Istanbul Michelin Service Award Restaurant Sunset Grill Bar

Istanbul Michelin Service Award Restaurant:
Sunset Grill & Bar

The restaurant that won the Michelin Service Award was Sunset Grill & Bar!

The place, which leaves delicious tastes on the palates of gourmets with its dishes bearing the influences of classical French and Asian cuisine and sushi options, is one of the addresses that is determined to make your day better with its perfect service, friendly staff and magnificent location.

Adress: Ulus Park, Ulus, Besiktas
sunsetgrillbar | Website: www.sunsetgrillbar.com

Restaurants That Received the Bib Gourmand Award:

Other Restaurants in the Michelin Guide Istanbul 2023:

1924 İstanbul, 29 Ulus, Aila, AQUA, Atölye, Azur, Balıkçı Kahraman, Banyan, Beyti, Çok Çok Thai, Deraliye, Eleos Beyoğlu, Feriye, Glens, İnari Omakase, Kuruçeşme, Khorasani, Kıyı, Kiss the Frog, Kubbeli Lounge, Lokanta 1741, Matbah, Mürver, Nobu, Ocak, Octo, Park Fora, Rumelihisarı İskele, Seraf, Sofyalı 9, Spago, St. Regis Brasserie, Şans, Tatbak, Topaz, Tugra, Yeni Lokanta, Zuma

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