Lacivert-Istanbul, Turkey

Stunning view from the Asian side under the 2nd bridge leading from the European side. Go for sunset so you can cherish the view. Fresh seafood and wonderful service. Love taking a water taxi from my hotel to this venue. They also provide a complimentary water shuttle from the European side to the restaurant. A must if you are going to be in Istanbul.

KOSEBASI- Istanbul Turkey

Love the kabob and mezza’s at this local venue in Nisantasi in front of the Park Hyatt hotel. The food is delicious and the service is very good. I love the yogurt and watercress mezza and the delicious chicken kabob. It is a little gem!