Guided tour

Turkish Dining Evening Tour

3.9 / 5

9 reviews

Turkish Dining Evening Tour

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

From US$ 158.47 per person

Enjoy a night of Turkish cuisine with an Istanbul local. Start with sweet tea and Simit bread, then feast on a Turkish barbecue with plenty of Raki! Enjoy live music and a Meze meal. Then end the night with tripe soup, a traditional Turkish hangover cure!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At the lobby of your hotel in Istanbul. The guide will be holding a brochure with the name Istanbul Walks on it.


  • Visit Istanbul's best restaurants with a local guide
  • Enjoy Simit bread from a local bakery
  • Sip sweet tea and coffee
  • Feast on a Turkish barbecue, including succulent kebabs
  • Dip into a meze banquet, with all the fresh hommus and salad you could want
  • Enjoy live traditional music in a Turkish tavern
  • End the night with tripe soup- if you dare!
Full description
Istanbul is famous for its food, but in a bustling city of 14 million, it's hard knowing where to begin the search for Istanbul's hidden foodie hotposts. On this gourmet tour, a local guide will show you Istanbul's best taverns and restaurants, and in no time, you'll see that your guide provides the missing link between tourist and traveler.  Begin your culinary adventure at Simit Bakery where you can enjoy a tasty and light Turkish bread roll covered in grape molasses and sesame seeds. Once you've picked up this local snack, it's time for a visit to the kıraathane, a local coffee shop with lots of men playing backgammon. If you're feeling lucky, try your hand, but watch out, these guys have a whole lifetime of experience playing! After relaxing over Turkish Tea, head to Ocakbaşı to enjoy a real Turkish barbecue with tasty kebabs and lots of Raki liquer. Careful, this stuff packs a punch! After filling your belly with all that meat and Raki, it's time to head to a traditional tavern with live Gipsy music. Spend the rest of the night enjoying a tasty Meze feast, it's the perfect way to cap your culinary tour! Of course, the night doesn't have to end there. If you're feeling up to it, enjoy a traditional 'İşkembe Çorbası’, also known as tripe soup. A traditional Turkish hangover cure, tripe is seen as the perfect way to soak up Raki. Alternatively, you could just complete your night with a sweet cup of Turkish Coffee.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Local alcoholic drinks (limited)
  • Tea
  • Turkish coffee
  • Live traditional music
  • Extra drinks
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

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Was fun

Our guide Nezren (?), A young woman, picked us up on time. We picked up two more participants, and then we went to the first program point. We all had a good time, Nezren had interesting things to report and we saw and tasted a lot. The tripe soup was a challenge! Altogether very recommendable!

October 5, 2015

Wonderful experience

The guide actually took a full 4 hours to ourselves (there were only two of us and the guide). He was there over time to pick us up. We learned a lot about the food and culture of Istanbul. The food was very good, even if it wasn't a real insider tip. The tripe soup is not for the faint of heart (smells terrible, but tastes bearable with vinegar and garlic), but a funny gimmick.

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December 2, 2013

Great culinary adventure

Our nice guide Yuke led us through Istanbul's restaurant scene with the help of many (6) stops. It was put together in a very varied and interesting way, and we experienced real Istanbul delicacies. We experienced the Turkish men's board game and were also allowed to play. We listened to Turkish music and were allowed to sing along, and ended with a visit to a cafe in the evening, where we spoke to some nice Turks. We definitely wouldn't have found these places on our own or gotten any seats there, the whole thing was very well-organized. The price was completely justified, since we ate and drank copious amounts and since it also covered the transport to and fromthe hotel, as a well as an expert guide. We definitely recommend this trip.

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May 5, 2013

Product ID: 18150