Michelin Star Restaurants in Istanbul

Istanbul is a city with Michelin-starred restaurants. Find the all list of Michelin-starred restaurants in Istanbul.

Updated Date : 01.11.2022

 

The Michelin Star is the world's most prestigious restaurant rating system and gives stars to luxury restaurants. Michelin Guide announces the stars every year restaurants are awarded based on factors such as the harmony of flavors, the quality of the ingredients used, the mastery of cooking techniques, the reflection of the chef's character in the restaurant, and the consistent success in the menu.

  • One Michelin Star award to restaurants that use very good ingredients, and where food is cooked to a high standard and with successful consistency.
  • Two Michelin Stars award according to the character and talent of the restaurant's chef.
  • Three Michelin Stars award to restaurants run by chefs who turn food into art.

Istanbul is now a city with Michelin-starred restaurants. The 38th Michelin Guide ceremony was held at Zorlu Performing Arts Center in Istanbul on October 11 and 53 restaurants selected for the Michelin Guide from Istanbul were shared with the public. At the ceremony, the TURK Fatih Tutak was rated with 2 stars, while Mikla, Nicole, Neolokal, and Araka restaurants were rated with 1 star.

Michelin-starred restaurants in Istanbul

TURK Fatih Tutak – 2 Michelin-starred

For reservation: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/turkft 
Website: https://turkft.com/ 
Address: Cumhuriyet, Cumhuriyet Hacıahmet Silahşör Cad, Yeniyol Sk. No:2, 34440 Şişli/İstanbul
How to get TURK Fatih Tutak Restaurant
From Taksim to Turk Fatih Tutak Restaurant: Take M1 Metro from Taksim Square to Osmanbey Station and walk for around 15 minutes
From Sultanahmet to Turk Fatih Tutak Restaurant: Take the T1 tram to Laleli University station, change to M1 Metro from Vezneciler station to Osmanbey station, and walk for around 15 minutes. 
Opening Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays open between 06:30 to 11:30 pm. On Sundays and Mondays closed.

Nicole Restaurant - 1 Michelin-starred

For reservation: +90 (212) 2924467 - info@nicole.com.tr
Website: https://nicole.com.tr/ 
Address: Tomtom Suites Firuzağa Mah. Boğazkesen Cad No:18, Tomtom Kaptan Sk., 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
How to get Nicole Restaurant
From Sultanahmet to Nicole Restaurant: Take the T1 tram to Laleli University station, change to M1 Metro from Vezneciler station to Sisli Station, and walk for 10 minutes.
Opening Hours: Nicole Restaurant is open every day from 06:30 to 11:30, except on Mondays

Mikla Restaurant - 1 Michelin-starred

For Reservation: https://www.miklarestaurant.com/en/contact/reservation
Website: https://www.miklarestaurant.com/en 
Address: The Marmara Pera Meşrutiyet Caddesi 15 34430, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
How to get Mikla Restaurant
From Sultanahmet to Mikla Restaurant: Take the T1 tram to Laleli University station, change to M1 Metro from Vezneciler station to Sisli Station, and walk for 10 minutes.

Neolokal Restaurant – 1 Michelin-starred

For Reservation: https://www.neolokal.com/#rezervasyon
Website: https://www.neolokal.com/ 
Address: Arapcamii Mahı, Bankalar Cd. No:11, 34420, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul 
How to get Neolokal Restaurant
From Sultanahmet to Neolokal Restaurant: Take T1 from Sultanahmet station to Karakoy station and walk around 10-15 minutes to the Neolokal Restaurant

Araka Restaurant – 1 Michelin-starred

For Reservation: +90 (0212) 223 72 23
Website: This restaurant does not have a website
Address: Yeniköy, Kapalı Bakkal Sk. No:8, 34464 Sarıyer/İstanbul
How to get Araka Restaurant
Araka Restaurant is far from city center. By using transportaiton, you will be needed transit at least 3 times. We suggest you to take cab (taxi) or rent a car to get there. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Michelin star?

    The Michelin Star is the world's most prestigious restaurant rating system that gives stars to luxury restaurants and suggests the best restaurants in cities. 

  • How many stars does Michelin give?

    Michelin-guide has a maximum of 3 stars. One Michelin Star award to restaurants that use very good ingredients, and where food is cooked to a high standard and with successful consistency. Two Michelin Stars award according to the character and talent of the restaurant's chef. Three Michelin Stars award to restaurants run by chefs who turn food into art.

  • Does Istanbul have Michelin-star restaurants?

    Yes, it does. Istanbul has 5 Michelin-star restaurants. One of them has 2 stars, other four restaurants have 1 star. (TURK Fatih Tutak – 2 Michelin-starred, Nicole Restaurant - 1 Michelin-starred, Mikla Restaurant - 1 Michelin-starred, Neolokal Restaurant – 1 Michelin-starred, Araka Restaurant – 1 Michelin-starred)

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