Our top 3 restaurants from a year and a half ago are:
Develi, Balikpazari, Samatya, Istanbul (Tel- 212-5851189)
Great turkish meat dishes, although it is just in the fish market of Samatya area. A Must, 30$ a head will get you more food than you need…
Byeti, Orman sokak 8 Florya, Istanbul (Tel -212-6632990)
Another place (in a suburban nighbourhood on the way to the airport) where Kebebs and lamb dishes are the pride of the very large place.
Park Fora, Muallim Naci Cad. 134 OrtakÖy, Istanbul (Tel -212-2655063/67/72)
Fish restaurant on the bank of the Bosporu