Istanbul Modern Café

Price guide: Mid-range

Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Sahası Antrepo No. 4, Karaköy, Istanbul, 34433

Price guide: Mid-range

Istanbul Modern Café

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#14 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Art, Great views / scenery, Relaxation

Expert review of Istanbul Modern Café

Sophisticated waterfront dining in Istanbul’s sleek modern art museum.

Like Müzedechanga at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, the Istanbul Modern’s contemporary café/restaurant is a dining destination in its own right, offering a fresh, rich mix of Turkish and international fare.

Food and drink: 

Pastas, grilled meats and fish, and a variety of tempting lighter bites such as levrek (sea bass) carpaccio with arugula, olive oil, and lemon sauce or a salad of oven-roasted spicy octopus with fennel, green apples, red peppers, and arugula. Full bar and well-made (if pricey) coffee drinks.

Ambience: 

Locals and tourists alike come to eat and meet in the sleek, minimalistic dining room and -- especially -- on the long waterfront terrace.

Service: 

Service is crisp and fairly formal.

Location: 

Right on the water in the industrial, but rapidly developing Tophane neighbourhood. The area still holds a working port, so if there’s a big cruise ship in dock, I've learned from experience that it will likely block the usually enjoyable view.

Price advice: 

Main courses range from 13 lira for the cheapest pasta dish to 45 lira for fish.

More information on Istanbul Modern Café:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Café, Restaurant
Food:
International, Modern
Address:
Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Sahası Antrepo No. 4, Karaköy, Istanbul, 34433
Telephone:
0212 292 26 12
Website:
http://www.istanbulmodern.org
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 10am-6pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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