What Are The Best Steakhouses in Istanbul ?

Jen Welter-Çaylı
08 June, 2014

Istanbul is a meat lovers paradise. Everywhere you turn there is meat, meat on a spit, meat on a kebab, meatballs, meat dumplings. You name it and Turks have pretty much figured out how to do well all things meat related. But sometimes you just want to get down with a good old fashioned steak. Don’t worry, we have got you covered.


This steakhouse is relatively new to the scene but it has made a big splash. Nusr-Et is located in the fashionable Etiler neighborhood and has prices to match. But with extremely high quality meat you will not regret this splurge. It is advisable to get reservations on the weekend if you don’t wish to wait.

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Mr. Meat

With a name like Mr. Meat there is a lot of expectation to live up to. Mr. Meat doesn’t let you down. Aside from the quality beef, good service and standard pricing add to the experience. They also make their own sausages if you are feeling a little bit crazy.

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Gunaydin Kasap is a solid choice for a steak and has many locations to choose from. It has been operating and expanding in Istanbul for 26 years which is a testament to its superior product. It is also good to note that they are a butcher as well and able to provide more difficult to find cuts of beef in the city.

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Beeves Butcher and Steakhouse

This steakhouse is a hit with the fashionable Kadikoy crowd. It’s beautiful location and chic atmosphere make for an enjoyable evening. On offer is standard as well as house dry-aged steak and a very nice wine list to pair. If you are on the Asian side and looking for a nice meal, Beeves Steakhouse would certainly more than suffice.

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Virginia Angus

After a long day of touring Istanbul’s ‘old city’ you will be more than likely famished. You are in luck, Virginia Angus offers quality steaks as well as what has been written up as Istanbul’s best hamburger. Their housemade fries complete the perfect meal. Be aware however, this is an alcohol free establishment.

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Jen Welter-Çaylı

An American expat who has been living in Istanbul for the last 4 years. Interested in travel, exploring other cultures and eating great food along the way.

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