Michelin Starred Restaurants in Istanbul: The Full List for 2023

Looking for the finest eateries in Istanbul? Here’s our ultimate guide to Michelin-starred restaurants in Istanbul. From world-class restaurants run by famous chefs to newer places with great talents, Istanbul is one of the best cities in the world that you can treat yourself to award-winning food.

There are 53 Michelin starred Istanbul restaurants in the latest 2023 edition of the Michelin Guide! And this makes this amazing city a superb choice to experience the perfect gastronomy with its fantastic array of Michelin star dining options.

What is a Michelin Star?

The Michelin star is known as the ultimate mark of culinary excellence. Michelin stars are awarded to restaurants judged to be of a particularly high standard. One, two or three stars can be given to the restaurants that are ranked.

Michelin starred Istanbul restaurants Quick Overview

  • 1 restaurant with two MICHELIN Stars
  • 4 restaurants with a MICHELIN Star
  • 1 restaurant with MICHELIN Green Star
  • 10 Bib Gourmand restaurants
  • 38 recommended restaurants

Among these, Turk Fatih Tutak draws attention with 2 Michelin Stars, Araka Restaurant, Mikla Restaurant, Neolokal and Nicole Restaurant with 1 Michelin Star. If you are after an ultimate dining experience during your Istanbul visit, we highly recommend to have a fantastic meal at these Michelin-starred restaurants in Istanbul we listed below.

1 restaurant with two MICHELIN Stars Istanbul

Turk Fatih Tutak – in Sisli Bomonti

Turk Fatih Tutak is one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Istanbul, located in the Bomonti district of Sisli, and offers a modern and sophisticated selection of typical Turkish flavors by chef Fatih Tutak.

The restaurant is famous for its delicious, acidic and smoked notes, superb ravioli.

Address: Cumhuriyet Hacıahmet Silahşör Cad, Yeniyol Sk. No:2, Sisli
Tel: +90 212 709 56 79
Web: turkft.com

4 restaurants with a MICHELIN Star Istanbul

Araka Restaurant – in Sariyer

Araka Restaurant is a fantastic one located in the Sariyer district of Istanbul. Araka restaurant has an amazing façade and welcomes its guests with Zeynep Pınar Taşdemir’s highly original style in its cozy, romantic interior and a rear terrace.

You’ll find excellent fine dining with vegetables and herbs..

Address: Kapali Bakkal Sokak No:8, Yenikoy, Sarıyer, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 223 72 23

Michelin Starred Restaurants in Istanbul: The Full List for 2023

Mikla Restaurant – in Beyoglu

Mikla Restaurant is an award winning restaurant of Mehmet Gürs, located in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, the Chef-Owner who pioneered the contemporary restaurant scene in Istanbul on the roof top floor of the fashionable the Marmara Pera Hotel.

Mikla has excellent food, the new Anatolian Kitchen (traditional and true noble products are treated with utmost respect while being transformed with a blend of new and ancient techniques), breathtaking views and inspiring music.

Address: The Marmara Pera, Mesrutiyet Str. No:15, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 293 56 56
Web: miklarestaurant.com

Michelin Starred Restaurants in Istanbul: The Full List for 2023

Neolokal – in Karakoy

Neolokal is a fantastic restaurant located in Karakoy. The Neolokal team aims to serve its visitors genuine food inspired by mother earth and modelled and designed from traditions.

Main dishes include; Katmer & Tirit (pulled beef in duck juice, pistachio filo, colourful yogurts, tarhana cream), Grilled Seabass (Seafood sausage, potatoes, celery cream, wild mustard greens) and Lamd & Chard Sarma (apple and ‘uveyik’ wheat, lamb jus, rose pickled apples).

Address: SALT Galata, Bankalar Avenue, Karakoy, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 244 00 16 , +90 551 447 45 45
Web: neolokal.com

Michelin Starred Restaurants in Istanbul: The Full List for 2023

Nicole Restaurant – in Beyoglu

Nicole Restaurant is located in Beyoglu district of Istanbul and the name Nicole is inspired from mother Agnes Marthe Nicole, who healed numerous patients in this historic building that was used as a Franciscan monastery until the early 20th century.

The restaurant offers a refined cuisine where traditional Turkish recipes meet Middle Eastern spices cuisine served at a chic terrace that has a magnificent view of the Istanbul historical peninsula, the Prince Islands and beyond. The wine cellar of Nicole is vert impressive that includes chateau style local wine producers from the Aegean, Thrace and Anatolia regions as well as imported varieties.

Address: Tomtom dist. Tomtom Kaptan Str. No:18, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 292 44 67
Web: nicole.com.tr

1 restaurant with MICHELIN Green Star Istanbul

Neolokal – in Karakoy

Address: SALT Galata, Bankalar Avenue, Karakoy, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 244 00 16 , +90 551 447 45 45
Web: neolokal.com

10 Bib Gourmand Restaurants Istanbul

  1. Aheste
  2. Alaf
  3. Aman da Bravo
  4. Calipso
  5. Cuma
  6. Giritli
  7. Karaköy Lokantası
  8. Pandeli
  9. SADE Beş Denizler Mutfağı
  10. Tershane

38 recommended Restaurants Istanbul

  1. 1924Istanbul
  2. 29
  3. Aila
  4. AQUA
  5. Atölye
  6. Azur
  7. Balıkçı Kahraman
  8. Banyan
  9. Beyti
  10. Çok Çok Thai
  11. Deraliye
  12. Eleos Beyoğlu
  13. Feriye
  14. Glens
  15. Inari Omakase Kuruçeşme
  16. Khorasani
  17. Kiss the frog
  18. Koço
  19. Kubbeli
  20. Kıyı
  21. Lokanta 1741
  22. Matbah
  23. Mürver
  24. Nobu
  25. OCAK
  26. Octo
  27. Park Fora
  28. Rumelihisari Iskele
  29. Şans
  30. Seraf
  31. Sofyalı 9
  32. Spago
  33. St. Regis Brasserie
  34. Sunset Grill & Bar
  35. Tatbak
  36. Topaz
  37. Tugra
  38. Zuma

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