A couple of weeks ago we went to a very nice restaurant, Taşhan Arkat, which I can recommend to take your visitors from abroad to. It is a bit touristic, but a real Turkish night is definitively guaranteed!
The ambiance is wonderful: in an historic, 800 years old cistern (old water storage) with candlelight. And the food is rather nice. We had 11 different appetizers and unlimited local alcoholic drinks. We could chose from fish, mixed grill and kebap for a very reasonable price.
There was among others a belly dancer, singer and there were Turkish folklore dancers. After around 23.00 hours the music changed into disco and we danced a lot too.
There is sufficient (paid) parking place next to the restaurant and I liked the overall service very much too. Please visit their website to get an impression of the restaurant!
We paid on average 90 Turkish lira per person.
It is recommendable though to make a reservation beforehand, since it seems always fully booked by travel agencies.
Fetihbey Caddesi Taşhan No. 55 in the Laleli hood of Fatih district
Tel: 0212-514 48 30
GSM: 0533-665 95 27
Hope you will enjoy it as much as we did!