- Açıkyol Sokak 9 Kurtuluş
- 212 247 3357
- dinner incl drinks TL50
- noon-12.30am, fasıl music 8:30pm-midnight
Lonely Planet review for Despina
Established in 1946 by the glamorous Madame Despina, whose faded photograph greets guests at the entrance, Despina is mainly patronised by neighbourhood locals, who come for its good Armenian/Greek food (à la carte only) and the live fasıl music played by very accomplished musicians. On a warm evening the garden is a great setting for musical revelry.