5. Kat

Price guide: Mid-range

Soğancı Sokak No. 7, Cihangir, Istanbul

Price guide: Mid-range

5. Kat

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#20 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Singles, Celebrity spotting, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, People watching, Trendiness

Expert review of 5. Kat

Hip place for world cuisine with a breathtaking view of the Bosphorus .

This trendy rooftop establishment – its name means “fifth floor” – is popular both as a place to enjoy eclectic cuisine and as a hip late-night venue for drinks and dancing.

Food and drink: 

The international menu offers a little bit of everything, all generally good if not outstanding. I’m most tempted by the hard-to-find Asian-influenced dishes, such as Madras curry chicken or Cambodian-style sea bass with ginger sauce. 5. Kat serves alcohol.

Ambience: 

The big outdoor terrace is the prime location in good weather, but the funky interior is just as inviting, with its red walls, fabric-draped ceilings, arched doorways, big chandeliers, and velvet-covered furniture. Draws a lively, youngish crowd.

Service: 

Service is professional and friendly.

Location: 

On the top floor of an unassuming-looking building in the quiet backstreets of Beyoğlu’s popular Cihangir neighbourhood.

Price advice: 

Main dishes range from 18.50 lira to 47 lira. A fixed-price three-course menu is available for 65 lira to 155 lira depending on what, and how much, you drink. A Sunday brunch buffet (open from 11am to 3pm) is 30 lira per head.

More information on 5. Kat:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
International, Modern
Address:
Soğancı Sokak No. 7, Cihangir, Istanbul
Telephone:
0212 293 37 74
Website:
http://www.5kat.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thu 10am-2am, Fri-Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10am-2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to 5. Kat? Would you recommended it?