I knew coming into Istanbul, I wanted to experience some sort of 'Food & Wine" tour. As many people, I went to Trip Advisor to get a general feeling of the reviews. This one did not disappoint, I can see why 90+ people have taken the time to give Fukran an amazing review. (please note, at no time does he ever ask to be reviewed on Trip Advisor or google, I'm taking the time because I enjoyed it that much). He really takes the time to get a sense of what you want, and based on the areas he takes you he will do his best to fulfill it. Plus the endless conversation is a plus, it was like hanging out with a local just having some fun eating your way thru town. I am a solo traveller, so for me the food and conversation were lovely. He also answered my endless questions without a hint of being annoyed, and texted me suggestions for the rest of my trip. By reading the reviews, We started with Karkoy, and then headed to the Asian side. The food choices were outstanding. Loved breakfast, Coffee under some beautiful vines. Baklava and ice cream., Yes also a shot. Tried an oyster for the first time, and surprisingly 'lamb intestines', (yeah, I know & I am not a big lamb eater), but it was cooked that well. We ended at our final stop, which again the food choices were bang on. My tour was 10:30am to 3pm. So as far as pricing, yes generally all food tours are expensive, but if you have to let one go to do this, do it. Thank you Fukran for the suggestions and the wonderful day. You well deserve all these wonderful reviews!