Your hotel is located in the neighborhood called Sirkeci. A transportation hub, and cultural cross-roads, Sirkeci maintains a tradition of local cultural and worksmanship. Eateries in Sirkeci theresfore cater to these local workers but are happy to welcome travelers as well.
For more information, check out
"sirkecirestaurants.com" for reviews of Sirkeci's local restaurants, cafes and shops written by an American traveler living in Istanbul
*"Bon apetit" in Turkish.