During our one month stay in Istanbul, we had the opportunity to sample Turkish cuisine in a number of restaurants. By far, our favorite was the Arasta Cafe & Restaurant, Arasta Carsisi No. 22, Sultanahmet/Istanbul. Their lentil soup is exquisite; the food portions are generous; and the staff is gracious. We know that a number of our followers are planning trips to Istanbul. We highly recommend the Arasta Cafe & Restaurant and we feel you will find it an enjoyable culinary experience.