Night at Istanbul: Turkish Food Tour

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Night at Istanbul: Turkish Food Tour

One of the best parts of travelling is tasting delicious local food! Join us as we eat and drink our way through the must-try items on the local menu.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Enjoy fresh Simit from a local bakery.
  • Taste Turkish tea and coffee.
  • Feast on delicious Turkish barbecue, including tasty kebabs.
  • Try the classic Turkish alcohol, Raki.
  • If you're brave, end the night with Tripe Soup!

Full Description

In Turkey, food is an important part of the culture. Join us on this tour to try a variety of traditional Turkish food and eat like the locals!

First of all, we will taste Simit. Simit is like a Turkish bagel with sesame seeds on top. They are baked fresh daily and sold all around Istanbul in bakeries or little red carts on the streets. They are a cheap and satisfying breakfast and are hugely popular among locals. 

Next, we will visit a local place called a "kiraathane" which literally means "reading room" but is a place where men play cards or backgammon together while drinking Turkish tea. We'll drink Turkish tea ourselves from traditional tea glasses and go to an "ocakbaşı", which is a type of charcoal barbecue where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs while drinking Raki, a classic Turkish alcoholic drink. It tastes like licorice! 

Finally, we will go to a "meyhane" which is a place where people sit around a table, eat mezzes and drink more Raki! The next item on the menu is traditional "İşkembe Çorbası", which is Tripe Soup. You have to taste it, at least! Then, to finish off, enjoy a delicious Turkish coffee. 



  • Dinner.
  • Tea & Turkish coffee.
  • Limited local alcoholic drinks.
  • Professional guided tour conducted in English.
  • Pick up & drop off service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Extra drinks.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour departs with a minimum of 2 participants.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Finlay - January 30, 2019

Very entertaining! Amazing food and great show.

Luca - February 12, 2019

This was 5 star. Strongly recommended.

Cameron - April 02, 2019

If you are from us, people live to eat, there is not any better tour than this. Haa there might be one as well. Cooking Class…

Ada - April 09, 2019

I will complain you! When i will be back home my neighbours said i got weight. You are responsible. :)

Joan - July 27, 2019

Last month the bakery on my home s street began to do this Simit thing. It was delicious but this is more. Last year i was in Izmir for vacation. I ate there as well. But they called this with different name. And the indispensable taste; kebap. Hmmm..

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