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"Mikla is a prestigious restaurant renowned for its inventive take on Turkish cuisine and breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Perched atop the Marmara Pera Hotel, Mikla offers a sophisticated dining experience with its sleek, modern decor and upscale ambiance. Helmed by chef Mehmet Gürs, the menu at Mikla showcases a fusion of Turkish and Scandinavian influences, utilizing locally sourced ingredients to create innovative and flavorful dishes. Reservations are essential due to its popularity and limited seating."
"It has been a while since I visited Chef Mehmet Gür’s Mikla, but the restaurant recently received 1 Michelin Star indicating that the place keeps its quality on track. The restaurant is on top of the Marmara Pera hotel and offers top notch Turkish cuisine with a 360 view of Istanbul. Reservations are required ahead of time. 🤩 Tip: Mehmet Gurs launched his own Raki Brand called “Prototip Raki” which goes down smoothly. I’ve added a picture of it for you so that you can find it at the duty-free shops easily. "
"8 PM - This is a fine dining restaurant that has been on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list since 2015. My rating: 3/5 stars. We did the 3 course Prix fixe menu, which came with some small appetizers. It was fun to taste the different dishes, but none of the items rocked my world. For my three-course, I got the duck, braised lamb, and chocolate mousse. The duck wasn't very tender or flavorful. The braised lamb was pretty tender, but didn't have much flavor. The chocolate mousse was very meh. "

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From modern to traditional, from luxury to convenient…dining, shopping and sightseeing in this amazing city! You’ll find several options for great accommodation, as well. Istanbul is where Europe meets Asia and here you'll encounter elements from both continents. Mind yourself - this city is huge and really crowded. Traffic can be horrific at times and getting from one point to another could take up some time. Still, it's full of savory contrasts, echoes of the past and glimpses of the future and could easily get you addicted! Highlights: ☕️ Turkish coffee - whether it’s made in sand, over fire or on stovetop, it is prepared in a “cezve” (ibrik) using very finely ground coffee beans without filtering; 🫖 Turkish tea - called “çay” (pronounced chai) in Turkish - is a kind of black tea brewed in a dual teapot and served in tulip-shaped small glasses called “ince belli”. 🥨 Simit (Turkish Bagel) a sesame-bathed, circular Turkish bread. Very common - the cheapest street food in Turkey. 🍥 Turkish delight - also called lokum, jellied confection with different flavours (may contain pieces of fruits/nuts) commonly found in the markets. 🥟 Baklava - is a layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey. It was one of the most popular sweet pastries of Ottoman cuisine. 🏺 The Nargile, also known as hookah or hubble-bubble or sheesha or Turkish water pipe, is an old tradition in Turkey for smoking Turkish tobacco (plain or fruit flavored - with or without nicotine). 🧿 Evil Eye Symbol - the Nazar Boncuk symbolizes the jealous and envious look of others, which, according to the popular belief, would have the power to cause various misfortunes to a person or his property. Turkish people believe that this amulet protects its holder from the bad energies by absorbing them. In addition, Turkey is famous for its sweets/desserts, ceramics, silver/gold jewelry, spices. Don’t forget to bargain - it is kind of a national sport. 😉
Asmalı Mescit, The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:15, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 56 56
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