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Istanbul restaurant recommendation for solo female travel

Hi there,

I'm flying to Kuwait for business, and purposefully chose a long layover - 8.5 hours - in Istanbul. I plan on taking the metro and the tram into the city, and I'm looking for recommendations on where I should go for dinner. I arrive at 3:50, so I think I'll get into the city around 6 p.m.

I figured I would head to Sultanahmet since I've never been to the city and would like to check out the mosque. Any recommendations for a restaurant there for dinner on a Thursday that isn't so touristy, but is still friendly to a solo American female with no local language skills?

Many thanks and cheers!