Istanbul Michelin Restaurants

The 2024 Michelin Star candidates for Istanbul restaurants have been announced. This exciting list includes restaurants with stars, as well as those on the Bib Gourmand and recommendation lists.

Last year’s Michelin Star winners in Istanbul kept their stars. Two new restaurants also received Michelin Stars. Another Istanbul chef got a Green Star, bringing Turkey’s total to five Green Star restaurants. Seven more Turkish restaurants received Michelin Stars, 16 were added to the Bib Gourmand list, and there are now 74 restaurants on the recommendation list.

Istanbul Michelin restaurants stand out by perfectly showcasing the flavors of the many cultures the city has seen over centuries. Each Michelin Star restaurant and its chef have unique stories, from their ingredients to their cooking methods.

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants 2024

1. TURK Fatih Tutak – 2 Michelin

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Turk Fatih Tutak

Chef Fatih Tutak, known for being a top contender for a Michelin star, successfully retained the two Michelin Stars he earned last year. At his restaurant, Turk, he creatively interprets Anatolian flavors, deeply exploring the origins of Turkish cuisine to craft traditional dishes. Turk is recognized for giving each dish its unique character, treating every plate with the care of a work of art.

Cumhuriyet Hacıahmet Silahşör Cad, Yeniyol Sk. No:2, 34440 Şişli/İstanbul |

2. Mikla- 1 Michelin

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Mikla

Mikla, celebrated for its exceptional talent, is a restaurant that rightfully earned its Michelin Star. Situated with a view of historic Istanbul, it has been a city favorite since October 2005. The restaurant’s name, Mikla, is the Viking word for Istanbul, reflecting its menu that blends Turkish and Scandinavian influences. Mikla stands out for its refined flavors and stylish presentations, with ingredients sourced from various regions of Anatolia.

Asmalı Mescit, The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:15, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul |

3. Nicole- 2 Michelin

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Nicole

Nicole Restaurant, positioned on the top floor of the historic Soeurs Garde-Malades (Nurses Sisters) Apartment, has a rich history dating back to 1901 when Franciscan nuns, including Agnés Marthe Nicole, resided there. The restaurant is named in her honor. Under the guidance of chef Serkan Aksoy, Nicole Restaurant masterfully combines traditional Turkish cuisine with a modern twist, creating an unforgettable gastronomic experience for its guests.

Tomtom, Tomtom Kaptan Sk. No:18, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul |

4. Neolokal – 1 Michelin

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Neolokal

Neolokal, led by Chef Maksut Aşkar, successfully retains both its Michelin Star and Green Star from the previous year. This restaurant is known for artfully incorporating modern elements into Anatolian food traditions. At Neolokal, each dish offers a taste of Anatolia’s culinary heritage, serving as a bridge from the past to future generations. The respect for the land and its produce is evident in every meal, making Neolokal a deserving recipient of its Michelin Stars.

Azapkapı, Mahı, Bankalar Cd. No:11, 34420, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul |

5. Araka- 1 Michelin

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Araka

Araka, established by Chef Pınar Taşdemir, is nestled in a charming, standalone location on one of the picturesque streets of Yeniköy, leading towards the sea. It’s an ideal choice for those who savor dishes crafted from fresh vegetables and herbs. Araka is renowned for its plates that feature diverse aromas and highly acclaimed flavors.

Yeniköy, Kapalı Bakkal Sk. No:8, 34464 Sarıyer/İstanbul |

6. Arkestra – 1 Michelin

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Arkestra

Arkestra, a new addition to the city’s culinary scene, and its chef, Cenk Debensason, have captivated Michelin chefs with their charming restaurant. Chef Cenk Debensason’s Arkestra is celebrated for crafting dishes that are like art on a plate, with a strong emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The menu at Arkestra skillfully merges modern European cuisine with global influences, showcasing the chef’s unique creative flair.

Etiler, Dilhayat Sk. No:28, 34337 Beşiktaş/İstanbul |

7. Sankai by Nagaya – 1 Michelin

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Sankai By Nagaya

Sankai by Nagaya, a Japanese omakase restaurant, showcases a concept designed by Michelin-starred chef Yoshizumi Nagaya. Located at the Bebek Hotel by The Stay, this restaurant delivers an exquisite culinary experience with each dish. Guests can savor art-like plates, traditional Edomae style sushi, and Kaiseki cuisine served in the omakase style.

Bebek, Cevdet Paşa Cd. No:34, 34342 Beşiktaş/İstanbul |

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Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Tugra

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Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Ulas Durmaz

2024 Green Michelin Award

Circle by Verticle – İbrahim Tunç

Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Circle By Verticle

2023 Istanbul Michelin Restaurants Recommendation List

There are 38 restaurants in Istanbul that are included in the Michelin Guide Selection.

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