When looking for restaurants in Istanbul, do yourself a favor: step away from the (admittedly mouth-watering) kebabs and baklava for at least one night because the Istanbul fine dining is perfectly good. Given Turkey’s historical position as a crossroads of people and cultures, the country’s cuisine has always been multi-faceted. Pick up from the hotel at 4 pm and drive to Rumeli Hisari ; rTransfer to the restaurant by boat ; The spectacular terrace at Lacivert, complete with private boat transport, makes it one of Istanbul’s best restaurants for fine dining.