Istanbul, a city known for its rich history and stunning views, offers a wide range of dining options that cater to various tastes and preferences. While the city has countless established restaurants, new venues are always popping up, attracting the attention of food enthusiasts. Whether you’re interested in trying the latest Italian eatery, an artisan bakery, or a new location of a popular chain, Istanbul has something new and exciting to offer. So before you plan your next outing, make sure to check out the new restaurants in Istanbul.
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1. Arça Restaurant&Grill
If you’re in Istanbul and looking for a dining experience with a view, Arça Restaurant & Grill is a new spot you won’t want to miss. Overlooking the stunning Golden Horn, the restaurant offers a menu inspired by traditional Turkish flavors. You can enjoy dishes like dried tzatziki, roasted eggplant salad, hummus, and stuffed meatballs.
The restaurant’s name, Arça, is derived from the symbolic meaning of the juniper tree in history. This theme is reflected not just in the menu but also in the restaurant’s decor, designed to facilitate long, meaningful conversations.
So, if you’re in the mood for delicious food, a beautiful view, and a place to talk for hours, Arça Restaurant & Grill is the place to be.
Silahtarağa Cad. No:87, Eyüpsultan/Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/arcarestaurantandgrill/
If you’re an egg enthusiast, Eggstation is a must-visit spot in Istanbul. Located on the upper floor of Dekk, this restaurant specializes in all things egg-related. From scrambled eggs and bread rolls to omelets and sandwiches, Eggstation has a wide variety of options to satisfy your cravings.
The restaurant opens its doors at 9:00 AM and serves until 9:00 PM every day. Some standout dishes include the Alican burger, which features a fried egg, roast beef, and cheddar cheese. There’s also an egg tortilla served with labneh cheese, dried tomato pesto, and sautéed spinach. If you want something more traditional, try the Turkish-style eggs with Ezine cheese and avocado on sourdough bread. Don’t miss the French toast topped with pistachio paste and white chocolate cream for a sweet twist.
But it’s not just about eggs; Eggstation also offers cocktails, bowls, and salads, making it a versatile dining option for any time of the day.
Dekk (upper floor), Darülbedai Caddesi No:4, Harbiye, Şişli/Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/eggstation_istanbul/
3. Bomonti Moda
Bomonti Moda in Moda has changed a lot and is now a big restaurant with different types of food. It has a great view and offers menus from four different places. You can have cocktails from Ginny’s, Italian food from Unico, breakfast and desserts from Butter, and tasty burgers from Alpha. It’s a spot where everyone can find something they like.
Caferağa, Küçük, Moda Burnu Sokak No 4, Kadıköy/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/bomonti.moda/
Fenz Restaurant in Istinye is a stylish place with a great view of the Bosphorus. It’s located in the marina and has three levels: a lounge, a fancy restaurant, and a rooftop bar. The menu mixes Mediterranean and Asian foods, offering a unique and tasty experience.
İstinye Cad. 12-1 A, Sarıyer/Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/fenzistanbul/
Strike is a new spot in Yeniköy, a popular area by the Bosphorus. The menu has a lot of options, including popcorn shrimp, cheeseburgers, spicy chicken wings, cocktails, and more. They even have their own special Strike hamburger and rib bun.
Yeniköy Mah. Köybaşı Cad. No: 159 Sariyer, Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/strikeyenikoy/
6. Noth Coffee
Noth Coffee is a new spot in Caddebostan perfect for coffee breaks. The place has a nice garden and offers a variety of treats. You can try banana mini pie, seasonal fruit tart, croissants, matcha cheesecake, vegan tiramisu, brownies, vegan quiche, and vegan raw balls.
Caddebostan Mah. Dr. Abdül Kadir Noyan St. No: 7 Kadıköy, Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/noth_coffee/
Tuzz, a restaurant that made a big impression in Bodrum last summer, is coming to Istanbul. Chef Nilay Lale will offer a menu full of world cuisine dishes, each looking like a work of art. The restaurant is set to open at the end of October and will be located on the terrace floor of the new Khai Hotel on Karaköy Bankalar Street.
Bankalar Cd. Voyvoda Sokak D: 2/1, Beyoğlu/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/tuzzrestaurants/?ref=dpnac7bxpko
Lacivert, a famous Istanbul restaurant known for its great views, has reopened after undergoing renovations. Starting from September 15, the restaurant is back to offering its popular brunches and dinners to guests.
Körfez Cad. 57/A, Beykoz/Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/lacivertrest/
Arafta Moda is one of the newest spots in Moda, offering a menu inspired by traditional flavors. The restaurant serves salads, starters, appetizers, main courses, and desserts. It’s open from 6:00 PM to midnight. Popular dishes include fried seafood, eggplant tenderloin with béchamel sauce, and lemon sea bass.
Moda Cad. No:161/B, Kadıköy/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/araftamoda/
10. Hakkasan, Mandarin Oriental
Hakkasan, a restaurant chain with four Michelin Stars across various cities, is opening its 12th global location and second in Turkey, in Istanbul. Known for its Cantonese cuisine, the restaurant will be part of the Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus. It starts taking reservations in September and will open daily at 4:00 PM.
Kuruçeşme, Muallim Naci Cad. No: 62, 34345 Beşiktaş/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/hakkasanbodrum/
11. Upperist, The Marmara Taksim
Upperist, a venue with a 360-degree view of Istanbul, has a large terrace that overlooks the Historical Peninsula. It’s a great spot for enjoying the sunset. The place offers a variety of options to suit all tastes, including a tasty cocktail menu, making it a pleasant place to spend time.
12. Il Forno Restaurant, Fişekhane
Il Forno, a new spot for Italian food lovers, has opened its second branch in Fişekhane, with its first one being in Samsun. The restaurant captures the essence of Italy in everything from its menu to its overall concept, making it a must-try place in the city.
Fişekhane, Kazlıçeşme, Kennedy Cad. T Blok/52, Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/ristoranteilforno/?hl=en
Bansan, a new Korean restaurant, has opened in Suadiye on the Anatolian side of the city. If you’re a fan of Korean food, this place is sure to catch your eye. The menu features a variety of dishes like sweet potato tempura, wasabi chicken burger, chicken with ginger orange sauce, crispy chicken with hot cheddar sauce, curry chicken, and tuna gimbap. The restaurant is open every day except Monday, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Suadiye Mah. Ülkü St. No:2/C Kadıköy Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/bansankore/
14. Ristorante Umberto
Umberto is the new Italian restaurant on Bağdat Street, located right across from Göztepe Park. The restaurant offers a modern twist on classic Italian dishes. Chef Özgür Yavuz and his team have prepared a menu that includes everything from classic starters like buratta and carpaccio to a grilled seafood plate, various types of pizza, refreshing salads, and a range of pasta and risotto dishes. You’ll also find main courses and desserts. The restaurant is open every day of the week from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Prof. Hulusi Behçet Cad. No:20 Caddebostan Kadıköy, Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/ristoranteumberto/
15. The Little Alex
The Little Alex is a new spot in the area, located on Bilezikçi Street. It opened last month and has a cozy, home-like atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of dishes including vegetable pancakes with turmeric, crispy zucchini, salmon poke bowl, 4-cheese pizza, mini quinoa burger, and mushroom taco. For dessert, you can try their apple crumble. They also offer signature cocktails made with fruit purees.
Bozkurt Mah. Bilezikçi St. No: 52/A Şişli Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/the.little.alex/
16. Coq Roti
Coq Roti is a new restaurant in Beşiktaş, located on Şair Leyla Sokak. Specializing in rotisserie chicken, the restaurant’s concept is designed by Chef Umur Soylu and is inspired by Portuguese immigrant cuisine. The main course features chicken, potatoes, and salad all served on a single plate. Both the potatoes and salads are highly recommended, along with their chicken dishes. For dessert, consider trying their ‘pastel de nata.’
Gallada is a new restaurant located inside The Peninsula, one of Istanbul’s newest hotels. Under the guidance of two-Michelin-starred consultant Fatih Tutak, the restaurant is led by Chef Taylan Yücel. The venue aims to blend Asian and Turkish food cultures, offering flavors inspired by the ancient Silk Road. The restaurant’s decor is also designed to complement its unique menu, making it a strong contender to become one of the city’s new favorite spots.
The Peninsula Istanbul, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Cad., Beyoğlu/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/galladaistanbul/
18. Istanbul Modern
The Restaurant offers a modern take on Turkish cuisine, inspired by Istanbul’s culture, art, and history. With a stunning view of the Historical Peninsula, it’s a great place for contemporary dining. Open from 12:00 PM to midnight every day except Monday, the menu is crafted by the young and talented Executive Chef Tuğçe Mirza Canik.
Kılıçali Paşa, Tophane İskele Cad. No:1/1, Beyoğlu/Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/restoranmodern_/
19. Sail Loft
Sail Loft is a new hotspot in both Galataport and Istanbul, gaining attention for its terrace, menu, and entertainment. With its relaxed Bodrum vibe and stunning Bosphorus views, it’s a great place to enjoy Istanbul and summer fun, complete with music and entertainment.
Kemankeş Kara Mustafa Paşa Cad, Galataport | https://www.instagram.com/sailloftvakkorama/
Norre is a new addition to the city’s list of great coffee spots. Located in Firuzağa, it impresses visitors with its coffee, desserts, and breakfast options. Don’t miss out on trying Norre’s delicious tarts when you visit.
Bostanbaşı Cad. No: 20/A, Beyoğlu/Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/norreist/
Ferida, a popular spot in Fişekhane, has opened a second location on Bağdat Street. The restaurant features Balkan cuisine and is curated by Chef Murat Bozok. Must-try items include Ajvar and soka sauces imported from the Balkans, Bosnian ravioli with dried meat, and Bosnian sausage. They also offer pizzas topped with dried meat and a variety of main dishes that come with a Bosnian appetizer plate. Don’t miss out on their wood-fired pizzas, tasty cocktails, and Ferida-style profiteroles.
Noter St. No: 11-13, Suadiye, Kadıköy/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/feridaistanbul/
Amata in Kadıköy is a great spot for those looking to enjoy coffee and snacks away from the crowds. It’s an ideal place for breakfast, offering delicious pancakes, brownies, and a variety of puff pastries. The cozy decor adds to the overall pleasant experience.
Neşet Ömer St. Kadıköy Çarşısı No:1/70, Kadıköy/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/amataistanbul/
SAX Istanbul, located in Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, is a standout venue with its unique concept and music. Offering a new generation restaurant lounge experience, the place features live music and DJ performances. Along with its cocktails and gourmet offerings, it boasts a location with a stunning view of the Bosphorus.
Merkez Mah. Meserburnu Cad. No:5 Sariyer Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/sax.turkiye/
24. Biz Istanbul
Biz Istanbul, one of the newest restaurants in the city, truly captures the essence of Istanbul. The restaurant aims to cater to anyone who has lived in, visited, or tasted the flavors of Istanbul. Its menu showcases the city’s rich, multi-cultural heritage, featuring cooking techniques and rituals from the various civilizations that have called Istanbul home. Prepared with seasonal ingredients, the restaurant is poised to become a new gastronomic hotspot in the city.
Mete Cd. No: 2, Atatürk Cultural Center, Gümüşsuyu, Beyoğlu/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/bizistanbulcuisine/
Marcello is a new Italian restaurant located in Nişantaşı, situated on the terrace floor of The Stay Boulevard Nişantaşı. It’s a must-visit for fans of Italian cuisine. The restaurant features dishes crafted by Naples chef Luigi Mariconda and focaccia chef Massimiliano Nardo, offering authentic Italian recipes for guests to enjoy.
Teşvikiye Cad. No:41 K:8 Harbiye | https://www.instagram.com/marcelloilristorante/
26. Flare Moda
Flare is a new coffee spot that recently opened in Moda, situated on Moda Street. The café offers a range of treats including coffee and desserts. The interior is decorated in neutral tones like white and beige, and features a notable moon design on the wall, adding a unique touch to the space.
Moda Cad. No:92/C Kadıköy | https://www.instagram.com/flareistanbul/
Padrone is a new addition to Istanbul’s list of tasty burger and snack spots. Located in Caddebostan, the restaurant makes its hamburger buns fresh daily using special recipes and pairs them with house-made sauces. The menu features six different types of burgers, with favorites like Pimiento, made with pimento cheese, and Caprice, which combines lamb ribs and hummus. Truffle parmesan fries are also available as a perfect side to complement the burgers.
Caddebostan, Kiraz Çıkmazı, No:13, Kadıköy/İstanbul, | https://www.instagram.com/padroneistanbul/
Sintesi is a chef-driven restaurant located in Ataşehir. The menu is crafted by Chef Ersin Avşar and is inspired by his global travels. Some standout dishes include the chef’s award-winning grilled rock bass plate, porcini mushroom risotto, and a variety of pizzas.
Bulvar 216 AVM, Floor: 2 Barbaros Mah. Gelincik St. No: 4 Ataşehir Istanbul | https://www.instagram.com/sintesirestaurant/
Sankai by Nagaya, a restaurant offering a Japanese omakase experience, has opened its doors in partnership with world-renowned 2-Michelin-starred chef Yoshizumi Nagaya. Located on the 3rd floor of Bebek Hotel, the restaurant has a seating capacity of just 24 people and offers a stunning view of the Bosphorus. The menu features Japanese cuisine and Chef Nagaya’s special recipes, all presented as omakase. The chef focuses on using seasonal and climate-driven ingredients, aiming to enhance their natural flavors rather than masking them.
Sankai by Nagaya, Bebek Hotel, Cevdet Paşa Cd. No:34 | https://www.instagram.com/sankaibynagaya/
Serenita, a bistro located in the Tom Tom District of Beyoğlu, is now open and features a spring menu crafted by chefs Aylin Yazıcıoğlu and Gülseren Onanç. Open from Tuesday to Saturday between 11:00 am and 11:00 pm, the restaurant offers a variety of starters, main courses, desserts, and cheese plates. For starters, you can enjoy dishes like Jerusalem artichoke soup, Italian wedding soup, and leek veloute. Main courses include options like chicken fricassee with mushrooms and spring vegetables, fisherman’s style minekop, potato pave, roasted wild herbs, and lamb shank with peas. To finish your meal, you can choose from desserts like chocolate profiteroles or Ülviş’s rice pudding. The restaurant also offers a Sunday brunch from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Tomtom Mah. Sefer Bostanı St. No: 1/A Beyoğlu | https://www.instagram.com/serenitapera/
31. Bröd Eatery
Bröd Eatery, located in Nişantaşı, is now open and welcomes guests every day of the week, including Sundays, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. The menu features a variety of options like fried chicken burgers, rib mohair burgers, and corned beef sando. Plus, they offer freshly baked cookies every day. It’s also a great spot for a coffee break whenever you feel like it.
Hacı Emin Efendi St. No:75 Nişantaşı | https://www.instagram.com/brodeatery/
32. Seraf Vadi
Seraf Restaurant, known for its Anatolian cuisine and recommended by Michelin, has opened its second location in Vadistanbul. Designed by Chef Sinem Özler, the new branch makes the restaurant more accessible to diners.
Vadistanbul Shopping Mall, Ayazağa, Azerbaycan Cd. No: 3/C, 34396 Sarıyer/İstanbul | https://www.instagram.com/serafvadi/