Sıraselviler Caddesi No. 47/1 Taksim, Istanbul
If you are looking for an original dining experience, then I suggest you put Changa on your 'to-do list' for Istanbul. The kitchen presents Turkish cuisine blended in line with modern style dishes. They serve great cocktails as well.
Meze by Lemontree
Meşrutiyet Caddesi 83/b, Şişhane, Istanbul
Meze is a tiny restaurant in front of the Pera Palace hotel. They offer delicious Turkish mezes with an international twist. Don't forget to try their spicy banana desert and make sure you make your reservation well in advance because they tend to be fully booked most of the time.
Salt Galata, Bankalar Cad. No:11 Karaköy, Istanbul
Ca'd'Oro is located on the roof of the newly restored Salt Galata Building (the former Ottoman Bank head-office). International and Turkish cuisine accompanied with a beautiful view on the Golden Horn.