My last day in Istanbul was a bit packed with work, so I couldn’t go far for my final meal. Between writing assignments, I made the 10 minute stroll from my friends’ house in Baltalimanı to Iskele Restaurant in Rumelihisarı. I put away quite a few mezes in record time and was totally stuffed but couldnt resist a plate of tekir tava, fried striped red mullet, for the finale. They were plump, sweet, and entirely too numerous to finish, though I did my best.

Iskele Restaurant
Yahal Kemal Cad. No 1
Rumelihisarı – Istanbul