In a city with luxury and exclusive restaurants (such as the Ulus 29), it is often difficult to find a quaint place to eat local cuisine without risking to end up in a tourist trap.
Well, the Tatseven (Gazi Mustafa Kemal Paşa Cd. No: 30) is the exception that confirms the rule. Pure substance. Efficient waiters.
The cuisine is obviously traditional Turkish food: excellent vegetables (aubergines above all) and rice (very tasty), but the real specialties not to be missed are the doner and kebab at the plate, that is the main specialties of Turkish cuisine.
A fascinating dive into authentic and real Istanbul, to be tried at least once during the trip.
Moreover it is the perfect solution for those who want to make the (recommended) tour in the Bosphorus as the piers from which the boats leave are only a few minutes walk away.