In this article, we will share with you some of the places with best burgers in Istanbul. We cannot help but mention that Turkey has improved a lot in terms of burgers. When evaluating a burger, we look at three points. The bread, the taste and juiciness of the meat, the harmony of the additional ingredients. If you have achieved the taste and harmony of these three, it’s a winner!
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1. Zapata Burger
Zapata Burger is known for making some of the best burgers in Istanbul. Their burgers come with tasty meat, caramelized onions, and cheese. And here’s a little secret: they’ve been adding a touch of bacon to their meatball mix for extra flavor for quite some time now.
If you’re dining with a friend, we suggest ordering just one portion of their fries because it’s quite a big serving. They serve what they call ‘spoon’ potatoes, which are a bit thicker than what we usually like, but they’re still super delicious. Zapata also serves their homemade sauces alongside the fries. These sauces come in three flavors – beetroot, mayonnaise, and mustard – and they’re all pretty good.
Address: Caferağa, Sakız Sk. No: 1 D:C, 34710 Kadıköy/Istanbul, https://www.instagram.com/zapata_burger/?hl=en
We really love Zula for its burgers, and it’s a must-visit spot for us. They score big in terms of taste and having unique burger options. You can also try tacos and hot dogs there. Now, let’s talk about their burgers. They’ve got it all right – the bun, the meat, and all the tasty stuff inside. The only thing we’d say is that they’re a bit generous with the sauce for our taste, but the flavor is fantastic. And don’t get us started on their fries – they’re incredibly good, super thin, and really crispy.
Address: İnönü, Harbiye Çayırı Sk. 101a, 34373 Şişli/Istanbul, https://www.instagram.com/zulaistanbul/
If you’re a fan of fried chicken and chicken burgers, you absolutely have to check out this place, which we believe is the best in Istanbul. First, let’s talk about their bun. They use a special corn flour mixture that gives it a nice yellow color, and it’s super delicious and soft. We think it pairs perfectly with fried chicken.
Now, onto the star of the show, the fried chicken itself. It’s crispy on the outside, incredibly juicy, and generously sized on the inside. Each bite will make you crave it even more. And their french fries? They’re a hit.
They also offer a variety of sauces on the side, and if you’re into sweet and salty drinks, their milkshakes are a real treat.
Address: Ferit Tek Sok. 23c, 34710 Caferağa Mah/Kadıköy/İstanbul, https://www.instagram.com/coniveco.ist/?hl=en
4. Primitif Birahane
This place is like a super cool fast-food spot with tons of yummy choices. We really liked their burgers, and they also have other street foods like hot dogs and kokoreç that taste great.
The cheeseburger had a tasty patty, yummy bread, and all the stuff inside was really good. The chicken burger was juicy and awesome too. If you’re here with a bunch of friends, you should totally try different things from the menu. And their regular fries and curly fries were both super tasty.
Address: Caferağa, Dr. Esat Işık Cd. no: 98, 34710 Kadıköy/Istanbul, https://www.instagram.com/primitifbirahane/?hl=en
5. House of B
We decided to check out this place because it had lines on the weekend. Even though we didn’t expect it to be a place that usually has long lines, we were pleasantly surprised by how yummy the food was.
The cool thing about this place, besides serving hot dogs too, is that it looks like an ‘American Diner’ inside. They also serve sweet potato fries, which they say are a first in Turkey at House of B. The cheeseburger was really good, but we couldn’t get enough of those sweet potato fries – they were our favorite!
Address: Sinanpaşa, Şair Nedim Cd. No:14, 34353 Besiktas/Istanbul, https://www.instagram.com/houseofbturkey/
We wouldn’t be stretching the truth if we told you that it’s one of the tastiest burgers we’ve had lately. The meat has a fantastic barbecue flavor that really stands out. Highly recommended!
Address: Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Kılıç Ali Paşa Mescidi Sk. No 12/A, Beyoglu/Istanbul, https://www.instagram.com/baltazarist/?hl=en