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About The MICHELIN Guide
The culinary scenes of İzmir and Bodrum make a brilliant entry in the 2024 MICHELIN Guide İstanbul, İzmir, Bodrum
A total of 111 restaurants are recommended, including 15 in İzmir and 19 in Bodrum. 2 restaurants in Bodrum and 3 restaurants in İzmir are awarded One MICHELIN Star. 2 new establishments are also honored in İstanbul. 4 new committed restaurants receive the MICHELIN Green Star. A new MICHELIN Award is presented: the MICHELIN Sommelier Award.
The food scene is changing both in terms of age and direction. Generation Y chefs approach food with passion. The more time they spend in the kitchen, the more they discover themselves and then hone their knowledge accordingly. They dream not of rediscovering the world, but rather of walking confidently down their own path and adding something of their own personality to the legacy they’ve inherited from great chefs before them – and by better recognizing and using what this land has to offer them.
Istanbul is proud of its culinary traditions. The diversity of Turkish tradition, from meze to mantı or smoked yoghurt, is held in high regard. But this metropolis has so much more to offer. Our inspectors guide you through the various international cuisines that make Istanbul a global city – also in culinary terms.
In the spirit of the MICHELIN Star, the MICHELIN Key recognizes the most exceptional hotels throughout the world.
It has been said that the meyhane, which is a traditional restaurant, is among the most unique places on the map of Türkiye’s culinary culture. While dining alone or with a best friend is special, but the most lively part of the meyhanes is the crowded tables. And Turkish rakı is the iconic drink at the meyhanes, despite wine or beer are also included in the menus. Last but not the least, a meyhane embraces you not only with its flavors, but its sincere, warm and authentic atmosphere as well…
Lamb happens to be one of the most beloved ingredients both in Istanbul and in Türkiye. An extraordinary meat with its unique texture, lamb adds its aromatic taste no matter what the recipe is.