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Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season
Jun 17, 2018

Eat, Meet, Greet and Treat yourself to the very best culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer! At Souk el Akel you'll find edible delights to suit all tastes and…

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When Visiting Istanbul... What to do in 5 Days

Reviews

September 02, 2017 | Travel | Turkey

For the first time visitors to Istanbul, five days is the perfect amount of time to spend. There is so much to see and do in Istanbul and you can be sure that you will not be bored at the end of your Trip. So if you are lucky to have 5 day in…

Brasserie St.Regis: Perfection in the Details

Restaurants

September 24, 2016 | Recommended | Turkey

Located at the St.Regis, one of Istanbul's most luxurious hotels is The Brasserie. A brassiere with a real French feel... Choose the terrace or the restaurant and enjoy a selection of handcrafted specialties. The St. Regis Brasserie is an…

Contact Info: Brasserie St. Regis

Phone Number: +90 212 368 0836

Address: Harbiye, Mim Kemal Öke Cd. No:35, 34367 İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 368 0836

Address: Harbiye, Mim Kemal Öke Cd. No:35, 34367 İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Park Hyatt Istanbul: An Outstanding Hotel!

Hotels

September 23, 2016 | Recommended | Turkey

Located in the heart of Istanbul is the Park Hyatt. Visiting the capital for the weekend, it's where my wife and I chose to relax far from the city's busy life. The hotel rocks! A wide lobby, a welcoming staff and a majestic in a 60sqm room. We…

Contact Info: Park Hyatt Istanbul

Phone Number: +90 212 315 1234

Address: Kuloğlu Mh., no:, Bronz Sk. No:4, 34367 Istanbul/Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 315 1234

Address: Kuloğlu Mh., no:, Bronz Sk. No:4, 34367 Istanbul/Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

A Happy Moment: Breakfast at Park Hyatt Istanbul

Restaurants

September 23, 2016 | Hotels | Turkey

A luxurious stay needs a luxurious breakfast. Down at the lobby facing the bar is the breakfast space. A rectangular room lit with crystal chandeliers welcomes you for breakfast. Day light enters from the glass ceiling, soft music plays in the…

Contact Info: Park Hyatt Istanbul

Phone Number: +90 212 315 1234

Address: Kuloğlu Mh., no:, Bronz Sk. No:4, 34367 Istanbul/Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 315 1234

Address: Kuloğlu Mh., no:, Bronz Sk. No:4, 34367 Istanbul/Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Dardenia: Fast Casual Japanese in Istanbul

Restaurants

September 21, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Turkey

Walking around the hotel in Istanbul, my wife and I spotted a restaurant called Dardenia. The logo and signboard seemed interesting and as you walk inside you feel like you're entering an upper scale McDonald's, only here fish and sushi is…

Eataly: Istanbul's Italian Market

Restaurants

September 17, 2016 | Pizza | Turkey

I love this concept... I tried Eataly in New York, Dubai and Milano and I fell in love with it even more after I attended a lecture presented by the owner himself Mr. Oscar Farinetti. Eataly is Italy around the world, a place that expresses good…

Contact Info: Eataly Istanbul

Phone Number: +90 212 336 6600

Address: Gayrettepe, Barbaros Bulv. Zorlu Center No:1, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 336 6600

Address: Gayrettepe, Barbaros Bulv. Zorlu Center No:1, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

ZUMA Istanbul: Superb Decor, Deceiving Food!

Restaurants

September 17, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Turkey

It's ZUMA, it's the restaurant, it's the address to see, be seen and experience. After visiting ZUMA Dubai and ZUMA London here comes ZUMA Istanbul where the ambiance and feel look the same around the world. It's an upscale restaurant enchanted by…

Contact Info: Zuma, Istanbul

Phone Number: +90 212 236 2296

Address: 5 raphael street Istinye park, no: 461 sariyer Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 236 2296

Address: 5 raphael street Istinye park, no: 461 sariyer Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Nusr.Et Steakhouse: A Must Experience!

Restaurants

September 16, 2016 | Grill&BBQ | Turkey

When you're welcomed with a huge display of dry aged meat, you definitely know you're in for a treat... I was drooling... A smile was drawn on my face as I walked towards the main seating area of Nusr.Et Steakhouse. Oh my Goodness! The vibes, the…

Contact Info: Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Phone Number: +90 212 358 3022

Address: Etiler, Hisar Üstü Nispetiye Cd. No:87, 34337 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 358 3022

Address: Etiler, Hisar Üstü Nispetiye Cd. No:87, 34337 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

La Petite Maison Istanbul: A Dream Dinner!

Restaurants

September 09, 2016 | Recommended | Turkey

Oh what a restaurant! "Tous Celebres Ici" is the motto to which I'll add "You're Never Disappointed". Dubai, nice, Beirut and now Istanbul, I've been pleasantly surprised every time I visit enjoying the music, the choices, service and beautiful…

Contact Info: La Petite Maison, Istanbul

Phone Number: +90 212 232 0232

Address: Harbiye, No: 34367, Maçka Cd. No:33, 34367 İstanbul/Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 232 0232

Address: Harbiye, No: 34367, Maçka Cd. No:33, 34367 İstanbul/Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul: Loud Music, Average Food

Restaurants

September 07, 2016 | Restaurants | Turkey

I miss Hard Rock Cafe so much, I miss the one in Beirut even more... Whenever I am out of town I try to visit a Hard Rock Cafe if they have one. The last one I tried was in Lisbon and I recently enjoyed lunch in the one in Istanbul. Typical of…

Contact Info: Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul

Phone Number: +90 212 244 6738

Address: Asmalı Mescit, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:3, Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +90 212 244 6738

Address: Asmalı Mescit, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:3, Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Dragon: A Chinese Restaurant to Avoid in Istanbul!

Restaurants

July 24, 2016 | Restaurants | Turkey

We chose to dine at Dragon after reading positive reviews about it around the Internet. Many even placed Dragon on the top of the list as Istanbul's sole Chinese restaurant. Very pricey, I expected a luxurious decor, but unfortunately the first…

Skyteam Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport: The Impolite Hostess!

Travel

June 09, 2016 | Travel | Turkey

Small, dimmed, claustrophobic and badly lit, the MEA's Skyteam lounge at Istanbul's airport is where you can stay while travelling back to Beirut from Turkey. The colors and vibes of the lounge doesn't reflect Skyteam, but the good thing is…

Cakes & Bakes: Freshly Baked at TAV Airport

Restaurants

February 05, 2013 | Restaurants | Turkey

While walking along the Ataturk Istanbul Airport, and before entering the food court, you will notice a funky bakery with a catchy interior: Cakes and Bakes (C&B). C&B is known all over Turkey for their stand alone stores as well as…

TAV: Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Travel

February 03, 2013 | Contributors | Turkey

While traveling around the world, mainly Europe and the Middle East, I spend a great deal of time in airports. I usually enjoy myself in some of them, while in others I feel bored, claustrophobic and disgusted by the smell. In a nutshell, a good…

Efes Beer Port, Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Restaurants

February 01, 2013 | Contributors | Turkey

Just next to the Greenport, which I reviewed a couple of days ago is the Efes Beer Port. This Irish taverna-like place is overwhelming with wood everywhere - the bar, the floors, the chairs, the tables... with just a green fence  separating it…

The PrimeClass Lounge, Istanbul Airport

Travel

February 01, 2013 | Contributors | Turkey

Located in the CIP lounge at the International Terminal, the TAV “primeclass” Lounge offers special and privileged services to all Prime Pack guests, Priority Pass Card holders and contracted organizations which logos are at the…

The GreenPort Cafe, Istanbul Airport

Restaurants

February 01, 2013 | Contributors | Turkey

With a five hours stop over at at Istanbul airport, I had plenty of time to review each one of this hangar's eateries: a flying hub I not a fan off after discovering it. I decided to start with the GreenPort Cafe, one of the biggest and most…

ISTANBUL: One of the Region's Richest Cities

Travel

July 10, 2012 | Turkey

Guides from around the world: Istanbul A couple of years ago, Turkey and Lebanon signed an agreement allowing both populations to visit their neighbors without the need of visa. That opened a lot of touristic and business opportunities. This…

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 14, 2012 | Reviews | Turkey

Ali Baba is not one of those well known restaurants around the Turkish city, or not a place you would find review about, but it is one of those place I would highly recommend you try when visiting Istanbul. Ali Baba is a bit like the Tawlet…

Contact Info: Ali Baba

Phone Number: +902125207655

Address: Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar cad. No:1/3 Süleymaniye | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: +902125207655

Address: Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar cad. No:1/3 Süleymaniye | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Reina: Open Air Restaurant & Club, Istanbul (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurants

June 12, 2012 | French | Turkey

It's not an option to visit Istanbul without passing by Reina, for a dinner and dancing night out.     I would say that Reina is the equivalent to Lebanon's Skybar only with more developed dining options that gives the visitor the…

Contact Info: Reina

Phone Number: 0212 259 5919

Address: Ortaköy Mh. Muallim Naci Caddesi 44, 34347 Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: 0212 259 5919

Address: Ortaköy Mh. Muallim Naci Caddesi 44, 34347 Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

The Winston Brasserie, Istanbul

Restaurants

May 31, 2012 | International Cuisine | Turkey

The Winston Brasserie is one of the nice restaurants part of the "W Hotel" complex in Istanbul. Located on a calm stone pavement street, The Winston is a very nice and tasty restaurant, one of the one I enjoyed the most around the city. Their…

Contact Info: Winston, Istanbul

Phone Number: 0212 259 9919

Address: Beşiktaş Şair Nedim Cad. 3, Istanbul - Europe, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number: 0212 259 9919

Address: Beşiktaş Şair Nedim Cad. 3, Istanbul - Europe, Turkey [ view ]

Saray Muhallebecisi Restaurant, Istanbul

Restaurants

May 23, 2012 | Restaurants | Turkey

If  today is going to be a long day in Istanbul, then what better way to start the day than at Saray, with its delicious honey and cream, fresh bread and a hot cup of tea, a bowl of their legendary chicken soup or a delicious savory…

Emporio Armani Ristorante Istanbul

Restaurants

May 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Turkey

Same quality and same taste... All around the world...   I've been visiting many of the Armani restaurants in different parts of the globe and my journey around the world searching for all the locations continues. Following the Armani Caffe…

Contact Info: Armani, Istanbul

Phone Number:

Address: Istinye Park Mall, Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: Istinye Park Mall, Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

Restaurants

May 22, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Turkey

"All meals are prepared by chef school students under the supervision of professional chefs..."       I wanted to try Ensitu, simply for the name. I have not read any review about it, and didn't even find it in any of the…

Contact Info: Enstitu

Phone Number:

Address: Istanbul Culinary Institute Meşrutiyet Caddesi, No: 59 Tepebaşı, 34437, Istanbul [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: Istanbul Culinary Institute Meşrutiyet Caddesi, No: 59 Tepebaşı, 34437, Istanbul [ view ]

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

Restaurants

May 21, 2012 | Restaurants | Turkey

I have been introduced to Wagamama from my new friends who love this contemporary Japanese cantina. As I like to try the Armani's around the globe, for them the Wagamama is their favorite.     The special thing about it starts with…

Contact Info: Wagamama, Istanbul

Phone Number:

Address: Kanyon Mall, Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: Kanyon Mall, Istanbul, Turkey [ view ]

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