If you really enjoy eating, especially if enjoying life is an important priority for you, then some distances should not be a problem for you. I know that your favorite restaurant is a hundred meters away from your home, because you live in Istanbul. But there are some restaurants in life, they can even go to the other end of the world for people. The truth of Lipa Restaurant is that dear friends. Not only for the people living on the European side but also for the Anatolian people. When I was a child I was going to visit the trainers in the heart of Pendik, at the point called Sapanbağları. The easiest you can come here with the metro on the E-5. Get off at the Pendik stop of the metro and take the minibus or taxi to the Lipa Restaurant. It's worth the trip, trust your friend!