My Lunch At Nusr-Et, Salt Bae’s Restaurant In Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Day 316/365: Get ready for the meat show!

I follow close to no international superstars on Instagram or Facebook. I do follow some Youtubers, but they are creating visual content and I need my Youtube fix every other night or so. If there’s one guy I admire and love to follow on Instagram, that would be Salt Bae, the guy who touches meat like it does women. I think.

I’ve never been a good women toucher, I guess.

That came out extremely wrong.

Anyways, this guy is actually from Istanbul and, since I happened to be there this week, I thought hey, what about having a burger at one of Salt Bae’s restaurants? I went for the place in the Grand Bazaar. The restaurant is nicely put in an enclosed courtyard-type place. The decorations and furniture are simple, yet luxurious. The open kitchen is nice and the chefs are always smiling and ready to fry some meats and cook up some great sides.

Sure, the place is a little on the touristy side, but it’s still a great place in my opinion. I got exactly what I wanted from my burger, a juicy piece of meat with great sauces, cheesy and savoury until the very last bite. The portion is huge, so you can surely split one if you just want the experience, not to get bloated afterwards.

I also got an onion flower, which is an onion cut into strips that are still attached to the core and deep fried to perfection. The dessert was baklava with Turkish ice-cream. It was to die for! You could feel the butter and the pistachios dripping through your veins.

The prices are a little steep for Turkish standards, but being that you’re eating at a Salt Bae restaurant, you can’t complain. A steak is about 20–30 bucks, while a burger will not cost you more than 10 or 15 dollars US. I paid 136 liras for a burger, fries, onion flower, baklava and a water, which is close to $25, a good deal for a good burger anywhere on Earth.

Yes, I’m recommending you to go and check out this place, even if you’re not a Salt Bae fan and just want to have a delicious steak or burger. I’ll definitely go back the next time I’ll be in Istanbul.

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