Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Istanbul

Beyti
Although located a substantial taxi ride from the centre, meat lovers should follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon and make a pilgrimage to Beyti.
Cibalikapi
Intimate and low-key, this sweet seafood restaurant is a local favourite.
Galata House
A former prison Galata House may not have the happiest history, but homely furniture and some comfort food from the Crimea have long dispelled any negative vibes.
Hamdi
Delicious kebabs have engendered a loyal following among locals and visitors alike. Just a stroll away from the Egyptian Bazaar Hamdi is perfect for a restorative lunch before taking on the Grand Bazaar.=display:none"
Karaköy Fish Market
An array of simple yet authentic fare that's one of the most affordable in the city.
Nevizade Sokak
A stroll down Nevizade Sokak is instant immersion into the colour and energy of Istanbul: a great antidote to the 'high-street' feel of the nearby Istiklal Caddesi.
Picante
For those tired of the ubiquitous kebab joints, this new Mexican fast-food diner will come as a welcome relief. It's not the place for a romantic meal but perfect for refuelling on a quick taco.=display:none;""
Tokyo
Located just off Beyoglu's buzzing thoroughfare Istiklal Caddesi, the smart contemporary Tokyo is perfect for a quick sushi lunch. Pop in here before taking on the antiques shops of nearby Faik.
Yakup 2
One of the most authentic of Asmalimescit's meyhanes, Yakup 2 has a traditional earthly feel reminiscent of days gone by. Nightclub Babylon is just round the corner to dance off the meze.

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