Routes World 2023

Bringing together the global route development community

Istanbul, Türkiye
15 – 17 October 2023

Istanbul Bars and Restaurants

Discover Istanbul's bars and restaurants during your stay for Routes World 2023 and enjoy exclusive offers for delegates. Restaurants offering discounts and complimentary drinks or desserts are indicated below:  

Istanbul Guidebook

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Casa Lavanda

Istanbul's sustainable boutique hotel. 15 rooms, acclaimed restaurant sourcing 80% produce from on-site gardens, and an award-winning wine cellar. Reconnect with nature's rhythms in this serene haven.

Exclusive Routes offer: 10% Discount

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Kirpi Galataport

The definition of Love is different for everyone… We continue on this path, saying "For the Love of KIRPI", by keeping the feelings of Trust, Harmony, Sincerity, Peace, Warmth and Friendship in us, and combining them with the understandings of "Hygiene-Quality-Good Product-Right Service" and creating a great integrity.

Exclusive Routes offer: 10% Discount

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Sekizdeyiz Restaurant brings you the traditional tastes of Anatolia with a modern understanding and magnificent atmosphere. Enjoy raki and wine accompanied by incredibly delicious kebabs and appetizers, or you can try steaks and cocktails prepared with special recipes for Sekizdeyiz.

Exclusive Routes offer: 10% Discount and complimentary cocktail

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Ernest's Bar

Take a seat at Ernest’s Bar and let our legendary Bar Master Fatih Akerdem mix you a cocktail inspired by Ernest Hemingway himself. Sip on something delicious as you soak in the enchanting atmosphere of Ernest’s Bar with its jazz music events and offers a unique experience in the heart of the city.

Exclusive Routes offer: Cocktail Tasting Set (2 shot glasses with our signature cocktails)

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Ali Ocakbaşı

Redesigning the fireside cuisine, a key element of Anatolian food and beverage culture with a novel understanding, Ali Ocakbaşı aims to offer a new generation fireside and kebab pleasure in the most iconic locations of Istanbul.

Exclusive Routes offer: Dessert and Fruit

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Bringing the fireside and kebab culture together with Istanbul since 1995, Köşebaşı is proud to be the brand that introduced Istanbul to this culture. Köşebaşı is cognizant of the value of locality and tradition in kebab culture and considers revealing real tastes.

Exclusive Routes offer: Dessert and Fruit

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Sofyalı 9

Sofyali 9, located in Asmalimescit, the central hub of Turkey’s dining, entertainment and cultural scene in Beyoglu which has been thriving since the late 19th century continues to serve in its historic building for 25 years. This restaurant offers samples of traditional Greek, Armenian and Turkish cuisine, sourcing a significant portion of its ingredients from its own garden and local producers.

Exclusive Routes offer: Dessert

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Nalia Karadeniz Mutfağı (Güneşli)

Nalia Black Sea cuisine was established in 2006 with the aim of developing and promoting our healthy culinary culture, making it sustainable and being beneficial to our region by branding, and it serves with its Güneşli branch on the European side of Istanbul, Bostancı and Kurtköy branches on the Anatolian side and Rize Central branch.

Exclusive Routes offer: Complimentary Nalia Corn Dessert

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The story of Sait, whose culinary odyssey began in Bodrum in 1993, is currently being continued with its second branch in Galataport Istanbul. With its richness, Sait makes a lasting impression on memorable gatherings and productive business dinners.

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Frankie blends Far East cuisine cultures with the spirit of the Mediterranean, with the MediterrAsian menu, which brings together Asian techniques by using local ingredients and special products of the Mediterranean in season.

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Vogue Restaurant features an elegant main dining area and lounge, cocktail bar and a sushi counter. In addition to the Bosphorus view, a cocktail bar and sushi prepared by Far Eastern chefs are offered to the stylish main dining hall and lounge.

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With its rich menu that blends the cuisines of different countries with Turkish flavors and adapts it according to the season, 29 continues to be the indispensable destination of the city in terms of taste and entertainment experience with its restaurant and nightclub concept.

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Biz İstanbul

Bİz Istanbul is designed with the desire to reflect the cultural diversity of Istanbul, which has hosted various civilizations for hundreds of years, to introduce this richness to the whole world, and to celebrate the culture, traditions and rituals of different ethnicities living together.

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Liman İstanbul

Liman İstanbul welcomes its guests by successfully integrating Turkish cuisine and hospitality with a western presentation and culinary understanding.

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Lacivert marries the rich and exquisite flavours of the Mediterranean cuisine which include centuries of culture and taste, at Istanbul’s most romantic and picturesque coastal view, on the one and only Bosphorus.

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Banyan Restaurant

Banyan's story began with a passion for creating food and love for the soul. Banyan welcomes its guests with a unique Bosphorus view in Ortaköy, in the heart of Istanbul, with the AsiaTürk concept created by combining the centuries-old Anatolian food tradition with Asian flavors.

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AZUR is a contemporary fine-dining seafood restaurant. AZUR features a fascinating environment with a spectacular Bosphorus view and offers a dazzling experience with its exceptional flavors, stunning design, and stylish music. Recently spotlighted in the first selection of the MICHELIN Guide Istanbul 2023, AZUR serves an upscale menu featuring a unique interpretation of traditional seafood.

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Okra Restaurant

Okra is a restaurant that transforms itself by keeping Istanbul alive in fragments and offers the opportunity to view everyone. It harmonizes these fragments with its decor and plan. Okra, on the 20th floor of The Marmara Taksim Hotel, sheds light on a different corner of Istanbul from every window, and the reflections of this light change within the interior.

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Upperist Bar

Upperist is on the 20th floor of The Marmara Taksim Hotel, sheds light on a different corner of Istanbul from every window, and the reflections of this light change within the interior.

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A modern İstanbul tavern with an astonishing view and delicious Mediterranean dishes in the historical Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building. Firuze is one of the most popular taverns in Istanbul with its magnificent view of the historical peninsula Haliç, the atmosphere intertwined with history and art, and a delicious menu.

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A beautiful story, our story. Our pride... A centuries-old legend that continues from grandfather to grandchild and does not compromise on taste, quality, experience and love for four generations. We reflect the richness, delicacy and quality of Turkish cuisine in the best way in Develi, which is frequented by Turkish and world gourmets.

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Monkey Bar

From the moment its doors opened, Monkey Bar has been synonymous with an oasis of delight on its terrace, offering a captivating panorama of the Golden Horn. Throughout the balmy summer season, the bar comes alive with the symphony of music and entertainment, creating an atmosphere that lingers in memory.

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Foodie-ist, which has complementary elements for pleasant hours, will make you feel refreshed with our open buffet breakfast that will enable you to start the day fresh.

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Snob Street Food

Enhancing the city's food and beverage culture with local and global street delicacies, Snob focuses on sustainability and works with young chefs without compromising material quality. Snob blends taste with delight and street food with quality. It invites you to enjoy fast food in the cities' popular spots.

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Zarifi Restaurant

The elegant meeting point of different Cultures, Zarifi Restaurant is located in a historical building in Beyoğlu.Has Istanbul’s ethnical cuisine; Greek,Armenian,Arabic,Jewish&Ottoman flavours. In the program; You can also enjoy, Live music, oriental dance shows, DJ performance

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Çok Çok Pera

Çok Çok Pera promises a unique experience with its contemporary Thai cuisine. Thai Select Signature Award winning restaurant offers a fine dining experience with spices and herbs used in the cooking that relates back to the Silk Route.

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Çok Çok Thai

Bringing the authentic tastes of Classic Thai cuisine to Istanbul since 2006, Çok Çok Thai continues to host its guests with a huge pleasure. Thai Select Classic award winning Çok Çok Thai, offers a traditional experience with its Thailand sourced ingredients and has entered the Michelin Guide 2023.

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Sunset Grill & Bar

Located at Ulus Park, overlooking a magnificent view of the Bosphorus, awarded in 2023 “the Best Service ” by Michelin, Sunset Grill & Bar is one of the best representatives of the city’s “fine dining” tradition since 1994.

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Serving with the concept of fine dining since 2007, Topaz Istanbul welcomes its guests in Gümüşsuyu with its comfortable and modern design, dining hall and lounge, accompanied by a magnificent Bosphorus view, as well as its new cocktail bar located against the Bosphorus view and its terrace in the greenery.

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Restoran Modern

The venue is a restaurant focused on good practice offering the most delicious examples of Mediterranean and Contemporary Turkish Cuisine to visitors with refined tastes in a stylish and spacious ambiance with panoramic views of Istanbul and seasonal menus prepared with local ingredients and modern touches.

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A new meeting point in a central location, with a great view, entertaining music and a dynamic approach, combining the shared flavors from an open fire and stone oven in an authentic yet non-traditional way, offering a creative and multi-alternative menu for an extraordinary gastronomic experience.

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Lokanta Feriye

Lokanta Feriye, with over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, offers a gastronomic experience for guests who wish to indulge in Istanbul's rich culinary culture against a captivating backdrop.

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Mikla's magical views over the city stretch to the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace where you almost travel back through time to the heart of the Old Istanbul. Since 2015, Mikla has been featured on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list and holds one Michelin star.

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AZ Çok Thai

Az Çok Thai offers a friendly and entertaining atmosphere with its Thai street food-based menu and its open kitchen. At Az Çok Thai, diners can expect a unique and immersive dining experience, as they indulge in dishes that have been expertly crafted to bring the essence of Thai cuisine to İstanbul.

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YALI 77 Cafe & Restaurant

As a pinnacle in Istanbul's breakfast scene, Yalı 77 unfurls diverse breakfast options all day. Jams flaunting Bodrum Mandarin, Elderberry, Fig, cheeses that rival art, exquisite olives, and forgotten flavors compose our symphony of breakfast. Bosphorus Breakfast offers limitless tea and filter coffee. We promise enriching breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and premium coffee.

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Ristorante Umberto

Ristorante Umberto, located right across from Göztepe Park in Istanbul, welcomes its guests with a seating capacity of 80 people and serves the classic flavors of Italian cuisine with a modern twist. With its joyful atmosphere, flavorful menu, and cocktail selections, Ristorante Umberto hosts its guests every day from 12:00 to 23:00

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