Night at Istanbul: Turkish Food Tour

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Night at Istanbul: Turkish Food Tour

Today, let’s eat & drink like a local! Start with Simit and Turkish Tea, go to self barbeque restaurant, drink rakı. Taste a local soup and drink Turkish coffee.

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


  • Enjoy Simit bread from a local bakery
  • Sip sweet tea and coffee
  • Feast on a Turkish barbecue, including succulent kebabs
  • Dip into a meze banquet, with all the fresh hommus and salad you could want
  • End the night with tripe soup- if you dare!

Full Description

Would you be interested in eating like a local? Let’s join a tour that you can taste the best known food and drinks of Turkish Cuisine.You will have a chance to meet local people and learn about their lifestyle. We will start the tour with a traditional 'Simit Bakery'. Simit is a bread roll which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. After we take our Simits, we will visit a very unique local place ‘’kıraathane’’. Literally, it means reading rooms but it is a place where lots of men with mustaches playing cards or backgammon while drinking tea.

After we drink traditional turkish tea in traditional tea glasses, we will move on Ocakbaşı. It is the name of traditional self-service barbeque restaurants. You can sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with glass of Turkish Raki which is a traditional alcoholic beverage.

Finally we will end up in a Meyhane which is a traditional Tavern. We will drink 'Rakı' and taste 'Meze' which means appetizers that locals eat with Rakı while we are listening to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians.

We said finally but the night will continue. If you feel like being sated with Turkish Rakı, let’s handle it in a Turkish way. We will drink a traditional 'İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a 'Tripe Soup' and then end up that amazing Turkish night with a cup of Turkish Coffee.



  • Dinner
  • Tea & Turkish Coffee
  • Limited Local Alcoholic Drinks
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up & Drop off Service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Extra Drinks

Meeting point

Pick up is availabe from centrally located hotels.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour departs with minimum 2 participants.

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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Customer Reviews

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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.

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