"Mutterings of Ciya's existence were spoken in hushed tones at the front of Alex's bar off Istiklal"
"Not the best lahmacun in town, no matter what anyone says."
Rating: 8 / 10
Moda is definitely the perfect location for an ultra-cool, slick burger spot to pop out of nowhere, and that's just what Banko did. The owner/chef was well known already in the culinary circles of Istanbul, before spotting a gap in the market, branching out on his own and starting a burger shop.
Rating: 7 / 10
2Bites sit's in a small sidestreet a 2 minute walk from Banko Burger. It claims to be the only true BBQ place in Istanbul that smokes their meat in a proper smoker. Being of curious sensibilities, I felt the need to satisfy my roaming mind and popped in for a quick lunch on the way to the Baris Manco museum.
"The hunt for perfection continues"