Istanbul by Night: Local Food Tasting - Dining out in Turkish way as locals

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 4 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover Istanbul’s culinary delights on a 5-hour evening food tour of the capital. Led by an expert local guide, your tour includes visit to all the food hotspots around the city that many tourists don’t even know about. Check out a traditional ‘simit’ bakery, grill your own kebabs on an open fire in a barbeque restaurant, and visit a ‘meyhane’ (Turkish tapas bar) for meze and live music!

Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group food tour, ensuring you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Istanbul Walk, Fulya Mah. Aytekin Kotil Cad., Guneri Apt. No: 13/5 Sisli, Istanbul 80060 Turkey

Visiting;
- Taksim Square
- Istiklal Street
- Beyoglu District
- Local Live Music
- Ocakbaşı (Charcoal Grill) Restaurant
- Meyhane (Local Pub)

Tasting
- Kebabs
- Traditional Starters
- Simit
- Local Drinks (Limited)
- Tripe Soup
- Tea
- Turkish Coffee

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Istanbul Walks, Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sifahamami Sok. No:1 Kat:1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul Turkey

No touristic places - but you will see much more than that! We will take you where 'real people' go to dine in a 'Turkish Way'. You will see and have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional 'Simit Bakery'. Simit is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our simits and visit one of the local kıraathane'- which literally means reading rooms-but-in reality is a coffee shop with lots of men with mustaches playing cards or backgammon! After having traditional Turkish tea in a traditional tea glasses we visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbecue restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with glass of Turkish Raki of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing, seeing and sniffing by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane – a traditional Tavern where you taste 'Meze', drink 'Rakı' and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong! We will offer you a traditional 'İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a 'Tripe Soup'- the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with 'Turkish Rakı'… And of course no Turkish Night is 'a complete' without tasting the 'Türk Kahvesi'-Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! And to give it quality, you will be escorted by a Professional guide who will explain to you everything that you will need to know.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Beverages (two glasses of raki, Turkish coffee and tea)
  • Dinner (kebab, meze, soup)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Istanbul hotels
  • Local guide
  • Live music
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Walks

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age for drinking alcoholic drinks is 18 years
  • Please note that if your hotel is located on the Asian side hotel pick up can’t be provided
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off from centrally located Istanbul's European side hotels

Please provide your hotel name address and phone details


Departure Time

7:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Oluwatosin O

The people I met were awesome it was like we had known each other for ages. The tour guide was the best, he was very knowledgeable about history and culture and took us to the best places for food. All the food we ate was really good, we really experienced real Turkish culture through food and it was great having it at night. Istanbul never sleeps!

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Ann R

This was a great introduction to Turkish cuisine and culture. My wife and I were the only ones signed up for the tour and our guide, John, did a great job of acquainting us with the Taksim Square and Istakal Street areas of Istanbul. The food and drink was wonderful starting with an introduction to Raki. We had a wide variety of dishes in 6 different locations. The owners of the cafes were very friendly and willing to share ideas on what we should order. John was quite willing to answer our questions about Turkish life and culture. This was our first full night in Turkey and it really helped prepare us for the two weeks that were to follow.

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rivchacha

A great and fun way to experience the food magic and nightlife in Taksim. Our guide, Ilker Akin is amazing! And I had the best hummus Ive had in recent memory. Highly recommended.

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Stefanie R

AMAZING TRIP! Waring - do NOT eat the day of as you will get sooo much food on this tour. It was INCREDIBLE and we will definitely do similar trips in the future. We went to places we would NEVER have known about without a local guide. I highly recommend the tripe soup as well: Ha ha ha. The kids thought this was the best tour they had ever done!!!

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keith

I was fortunate to be the only person on the tour and it was not cancelled. The tour guide was outstanding!

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