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1. Posted by ElenaV (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

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Hi guys,

I`m going to Turkey soon.. could you tell me good places to eat in Istanbul and Antalya?
And what are the average prices in restaurants?

Tnx :)

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Apr-2011, at 06:05 by ElenaV ]

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1946 posts) 3y

I'm going soon myself, and have been studying the prices quite a bit. I can tell you that Istanbul prices will be higher than Antalya. Here's a cost of living index by country - Turkey looks to be moderate compared to Europe or the USA. The good thing is that we only need to tip about 10%.

As a foodie myself, I look forward to the great kebabs in the City of Meat!

48 Hours in Istanbul - An Eater's Guide

How soon are you going, I'm off the first of Oct (Istanbul & Tbilisi)?

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Apr-2011, at 12:28 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by ElenaV (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

Thanks for your help...

Next week this time I`ll already be there and I`m staying for a week... first Antaly and then Istanbul.

When I caome back I`ll let you know how it was

4. Posted by bulldogtwo (Budding Member 31 posts) 3y

Hi!
Istanbul food can get a bit expensive esoecially if you are at a hotel. Restuarants are many. Some of the better places are around or near the Golden Horn, Sultanamhet and Taksim Sq areas. Some pretty decent seafood places. What I usually do is find a hotel that has breakfast included in the price, snack for lunch as I tour the markets and the city, lots of stall for sanwiches, k-bobs, pizza etc...all really good and cheap. Then for dinner i find a place that is nice and have a nice dinner. Maybe I'll spend a little more for dinner, but usually I save in the long run. Also it gives me a chance to try the local fare at the stalls. Not to be missed in most countries, and Istanbul is no different. Dinner can cost you about 15-25 per person, US$ which really isn't too bad considering you get a pretty good meal. And by the way, the Turks are very friendly, it's a great city to tour when they are this friendly!
Have fun and enjoy!!

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