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Banyan, Ortakoy, Istanbul

Last month I had two wonderful evenings at Banyan. To be honest it was the first time I had been there. It was strange because I am a huge fan of this area and already love the couple of places nearby and Banyan is a reputable, stylish restaurant. Therefore I should have tried way before. […]

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Obika, Kanyon, Istanbul

Kanyon, with its unique design and open-air form is perhaps the only shopping centre I like to spend time. Especially the top floor where the restaurants and cinema are located is like a trendy fashion district. Obika is the newest restaurant opened in this area. Without knowing what will yet to be open, I was […]

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Leblon Asmalimescit

Leblon, Asmalimescit, Istanbul

Update to the post: Unfortunately, Leblon has now been closed. I think Leblon is one of the places that best suit the boheme feel of the Asmalimescit area. It is an upscale restaurant that has an elegant decor that gives you a  very intimate feel. Especially the brick style interior layout goes really well with […]

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İnci Patisserie, Beyoglu, Istanbul

İnci Profiterol-Patisserie is one of the landmarks of the İstiklal Street. They stick in what they do best throughout all those years; to make outstandingly delicious Profiteroles. So many times I travelled Taksim solely to buy this Profiterole and believe me it was not a short distance. I also like their cool style. The whole […]

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Venge, Levent, Istanbul

Venge offers one of the most stylish and at the same time delicious kebap dining experience in Istanbul. As a kebap lover there are plenty of places that I routinely visit. Some offer a more authentic experience; some also combine the taste with a very good ambiance. For a more upscale kebap event I recommend […]

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