Asitane

restaurants / Turkish

Asitane information

Location
Istanbul , Turkey
Address
Kariye Oteli, Kariye Camii Sokak 6
Edirnekapı
Telephone
+90 212 635 7997
Getting there
Ferry: Ayvansaray
Bus: 28 from Eminönü, 87 from Taksim
More information
www.asitanerestaurant.com
Prices
starters ₺18-28, mains ₺58
Opening hours
noon-10.30pm
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This elegant restaurant next to the Kariye Museum serves Ottoman dishes devised for the palace kitchens at Topkapı, Edirne and Dolmabahçe. Its chefs have been tracking down historic recipes for years, and the menu is full of versions that will tempt most modern palates, including vegetarian.

Try dishes such as stuffed quince, goose kebap or the 'fatty apron' kebap, featuring lamb and beef wrapped in caul (stomach lining) fat, in the pretty outdoor courtyard or somewhat bland interior.