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What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Yemeksepeti is an excellent app that facilitates delivery from nearly any restaurant. Enter your address, choose the restaurant and order from the menu. It is too easy.

Nearly any cuisine is available as well as the standard American fast food (including Papa Johns, Popeyes and Starbucks, Krispy Kreme). There are a variety of excellent Turkish restaurants, steak houses and seafood restaurants at every price point with excellent quality. - Sep 27, 2017


Decent eateries abound. Unfortunately, yes, there is fast food. Pick your favorite. - Oct 24, 2010
Everything is available except pork. Every cost range. Ex-pat fast food is pricier than Turkish food, naturally. - Jan 4, 2010
Major chains to include Starbucks here. Aside from that Italian is the main alternative to Turkish food. Not a very cosmopolitan range - Jan 3, 2010
Full spectrum, from American fast food to high-end international cuisine. Eat Turkish food in a mom & pop place, and you can have a great meal for well under $10 per person without alcohol. Go to a fancy place with a view, and order dishes with imported ingredients and imported wine, and you can easily spend $100 per person. - Dec 21, 2009
Just about every type of fast food is available here. There is also a lot of turkish fast food. - Dec 3, 2009