Istanbul Asian Side Food Tour

Istanbul Asian Side Food Tour

Immerse yourself on this Istanbul Asian Side food tour to blend in with and eat just like locals.

Istanbul is definitey an amazing city with tons of historical sights but what about the real local life ?

Tour Schedule

Taste of Istanbul's Asian Side tour starts at 14:30 PM every day and ends around 17:30 PM. The total duration is around 3 hours.

What is included ?

- The tour price includes all the food and drinks through the tour. Bottled water is also provided when necessary. - The tour is instructed by one of our knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic guides that aims to provide culinary, historical and cultural insights of the city including a local's personal suggestions.

Group Size

- All our tours consist of a maximum 8 people but we do our best to run the tours even with only a few people. - Private groups are also welcomed.

Price and cancellation policy

- The tour price is 850 Turkish Liras for adults. For children under 12 years old, please contact us. - The tour price is fully refundable if you cancel 24 hours before the tour starts.

Meeting and finishing point

- Taste of Istanbul's Asian Side Food Tour starts just in front of the Kadikoy Ferry Station and explores the hip streets Kadikoy. - The tour ends where it starts; in front of the Kadikoy Ferry Pier.

What to bring?

- Your appetite for sure! - Comfortable walking shoes - Umbrella if necessary. - If winter season please wear warm clothes, a hat, scarf and gloves. We will spend some time at open air and might be cold.

Tour Itinerary

Meeting at 14.30 PM
You will meet your guide in front of Kadikoy Ferry Pier. We look forward to having you!
Menemen
First experience will be a unique Turkish breakfast which is called menemen. This traditional Turkish dish is made of scrambled eggs with tomatoes, cheese, green peppers and spices. It is extra-delicious when served up with some good crusty bread.
Merengues
While exploring the lively Bahariye Street as real locals do we will give a break to taste some bezes, Turkish-style merengues, in a little patisserie which is in action since 1958.
Mussels and pickle juice in fish market
Walking along the famous bar street of Kadıköy, your guide will be telling stories about the daily life in Kadıköy. Next food stop will be a Kadıköy classic; mussels followed by some fish and bread in the middle of the market. While the fisherman keep yelling around to sell the fresh fish we will be having our pickle juices from a 85 year old store which is only focusing on pickles, nothing else.
Murals
Since Kadıköy is center of art, the murals of the town are also must-to-see. We will walk past some of them.
Local restaurant featured on Netflix
We will then taste the traditional Turkish dishes at a world-famous restaurant which was also on air in Netflix’s famous Chef’s Table.
Turkish coffee
Turkish coffee is always best after a perfect meal. The coffee is prepared using very finely ground coffee beans without filtering and it is perfect for the ones who love it strong!
Perfect end with Baklava
Finally, we will indulge ourselves with the famous Turkish dessert; Baklava!

400+ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews on Airbnb Experiences, TripAdvisor and Google

  • star rating  Our host was Didem who was wonderful, warm, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. There was a wide variety of food to eat at lovely restaurants which we would never have… read more

    robertbobbutler
    September 27, 2022

    star rating  even as a Turkish that know the local food they manage to surprise me with amazing selection of great food and history information . ask for Didem. she… read more

    227nissimb
    September 22, 2022

    star rating  We had such a great time on this food tour. We spent 3 hours eating and strolling through the new town Istanbul, going through a few passages along Istiklal St.… read more

    JABradleys
    September 21, 2022
  • star rating  My mother, sister, and I had a phenomenal time with Didem. She is truly a gem! She showed us all the highlights Istanbul has to offer and gave us amazing… read more

    stuarthendrick68
    September 21, 2022

    star rating  Hands down the best walking food tour in Istanbul. The good is delicious, the guide is amazing and very knowledge and overall the atmosphere is great. Would definitely recommend!!

    franciscogN2888FK
    September 18, 2022

    star rating  We had a wonderful foodtour with Didem. Everything was flawless and we enjoyed every dishes and have learned a lot about Istanbul. Don’t hesitate to ask any recommendations ! … read more

    genovesiol
    September 14, 2022
  • star rating  Wow, what an afternoon! We had the most enjoyable time. From the choice of food and stops, coupled with stroll through the city & stories from the past – this… read more

    Y2893AXmarlened
    September 14, 2022

    star rating  My favorite part of the tour was being with a local who knows the city, food and culture. Elif added even more being an architect and helping us understand the… read more

    SusanJaneL
    September 13, 2022

    star rating  This was an exceptional tour and our highlight in İstanbul! We went to so many amazing food spots that we would never have been able to find by ourselves. Our… read more

    Z3611PEjoannag
    September 4, 2022
  • star rating  My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Elif. She brought us to places we would never have found on our own. We were fortunate to be the only… read more

    heididW8390QR
    August 29, 2022

    star rating  This is a terrific tour. My wife, 20yo son and I all had a great time, even though we aren’t normally into any kind of group tour.

    From an… read more

    readv
    June 3, 2022

    star rating  I joined the group by luck, after getting stuck in the restaurant and lovely Didem helped me out. After that she was kind enough to let me join her tour.… read more

    JoseS781
    May 30, 2022
  • star rating  Wow! This was the best tour I’ve ever done. If you’re reading this you need to book this right now and on your first day would be best. Not only… read more

    445alison
    May 28, 2022

    star rating  This is one of the best food tours I’ve ever been on. Four full hours of exploring, eating, and learning, our host Didem was an excellent guide. She was… read more

    F516EUchristinam
    April 30, 2022

    star rating  Loved my tour with Didem – she went above and beyond with the service and really catering the tastes of our group since we were a little more adventurous. … read more

    namtonthat
    April 14, 2022
  • star rating  Great tour!! We had an amazing time. Our tour guide has great taste in food and shares all his knowledge of Istanbul as well as local’s lifestyle. We would recommend… read more

    Taras C
    January 2, 2022

    star rating  I did the Taste of Two Continents Food Tour. It was beyond excellent! While multiple people booked a food tour that day, I was the only one on… read more

    raemig
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  This was an awesome tour that I did soon after I arrived in Istanbul for the first time! Dudu was an amazing guide who took me to all of the… read more

    B_kerriel
    December 13, 2021

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