Durusu & Beyti

May 17th, 2006  | Category: Restaurants, Turkish Cuisine

Beyti Restaurant

After such a miserable winter, summer has finally arrived. In order to take advantage of this nice weather, friends and I spent an amazing Saturday in the open air and finished the day off with a scrumptious dinner at Beyti, which is my favorite restaurant in Istanbul.

Beyti is one of the oldest restaurants in İstanbul that serves traditional Turkish food, specializing in meat dishes. It is not your ordinary kebab restaurant. The quality of their meat is top notch and the service is impeccable. The decoration is clearly inspired by the Ottoman era. Very authentic. It is a 5 minute drive from the Atatürk International Airport.

If you ever plan a visit to İstanbul, Beyti should be at the top of your list.

Döner Kebab is always my choice for the main course. Nothing beats it.

Beyti Kunefe and Water Borek

Su böreği (flaky pastry with thin layers of cheese on the right above) was the star of the dinner. By far the best one I have ever tasted. It was accompanied by their pickled cucumbers. Sucuk (spicy sausage) and köfte (meatball) were very tasty as well.

Beyti Kofte

What better way to finish a dinner? Even tough all of us were extremely full, we couldn’t help but order Künefe (second photo on the left). It is a traditional Turkish dessert made of fried shredded phyllo pastry filled with cheese. It is cooked in syrup and served with clotted cream.

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Comments

  1. 1 - keiko on May 18th, 2006

    I’m glad you had a lovely weekend – everything looks beautiful and delicious!

  2. 2 - Glutton Cat on May 21st, 2006

    Durusu looks beautiful and refreshing.

    These photos remind me that I missed Turkey. Beyond other stuffs, I especially missed doner and kunefe.

  3. 3 - Devletşah on May 21st, 2006

    Beyti is my fovorite kebab restaurant in Istanbul. I met my husband in Beyti. In that reason it is special for us.

  4. 4 - zuhal yalçın on May 27th, 2006

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  5. 5 - Katie Parla on April 5th, 2009

    Man I wish I had made it to Beyti. I had delusions of grandeur that I would stop for a bite before my flight out of Istanbul since it is so close to the airport. Foiled by my inability to read my e-ticket correctly. The flight was at 11am! Beyti is definitely my first stop the next time I land at Ataturk Havalimani!

  6. 6 - Cenk on April 6th, 2009

    Katie – So sorry to hear that! But now you have yet another reason to visit Istanbul again.

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