Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 15, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, 34430
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Great views / scenery, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness
Expert review of Mikla
Owned by a chef who helped pioneer Istanbul’s modern restaurant scene, Mikla is the best restaurant I’ve eaten at in Istanbul, combining well-prepared and innovative food with attentive service, an appealing environment, and an amazing view.
Chef Mehmet Gürs blends his Turkish and Scandinavian heritage to create a menu focused on perfectly cooked meats and fish, including dishes that fuse the two cuisines, such as gravlax with a yogurt and cucumber froth, or raw grouper with kalamata olives and lemon. There is a full bar with an extensive wine list; foreign wines are priced sky-high (not unusual for Turkey), but the staff can recommend a good bottle of Turkish wine that suits your budget.
Beef-lovers rave about the tenderloin; I’m partial to the pistachio-crusted lamb chops with confit onions, pistachio puree, potato terrine, and pomegranate molasses.
Low light and dark woods warm up the sleek, chrome-heavy interior. The restaurant draws a mix of couples, businesspeople, and groups celebrating special occasions.
Formal and very attentive; I found the waiting staff to be quite knowledgeable.
The setting on the rooftop of The Marmara Pera in central Beyoğlu affords stunning views.
Main dishes range from 44 to 71 lira. A tasting menu is 210 lira with drinks, or 140 lira without.
Get a window seat or a table on the outside terrace (in season) to best enjoy the view.
More information on Mikla:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant
- Fusion, Mediterranean, Modern, Scandinavian, Turkish
- Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 15, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, 34430
- 0212 293 5656
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 6pm-11.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times