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 http://www.sirkecirestaurants.com for reviews of Sirkeci's local restaurants, cafes and shops written by an American traveler living in Istanbul
*"Bon apetit" in Turkish.