A beach bar in the Asian part of Istanbul
If you are traveling on a budget, a fair tug in Istanbul It is possible that after a few days you end up a little fed up with both kebab sandwich or local canteens with precooked food.
Istanbul has been modernized in recent years and prices are consistent with its growth. However, even in tourist and modern restaurants we can still eat with budgets that do not skyrocket.
The main charm of the capital of Turkey lies in its panoramic views thanks to the languages of the Marmara Sea that enter the city and the different heights offering different perspectives to its vast territory. And Istanbul still surprises more for its people, for the mess that rides on any street, for the surprises that await you in the corner, be it in the classic Fatih, the modern Besiktas or the busy Beyoglu.
A good lunch in Istanbul is digested better outdoors and enjoying the environment around us.
As an example I tell you a couple of cheap restaurants where you can leave the kebab aside and get ready to eat good fish surrounded by locals.
Fish stalls in Eminonu
Boats cooking fish in Eminonu
Probably the most classic place to eat fish in Istanbul is in Eminonu under the Galata bridge. You will find several boats where chefs prepare grilled fish and customers sit in small wooden chairs to taste their herring sandwiches. The price at the end of March 2013 was for the 5 Turkish lira the sandwich - not more than 2 euros-.
Despite being in such a central place in Istanbul, it is surprising to note that the majority of customers are locals and tourists count on their fingers.
It is generally difficult to find a free table to sit in these places. I advise you to bet near a group that is about to finish your meal. The locals usually eat fast and do not wait for them to come to serve you. Get close to the boat and place your order right there.
Several characters walk around offering glasses with pickles and drinks to liven up your snack overlooking the Galata Bridge and the Yeni Cami Mosque.
Beach Bars in Uskudar