Istanbul Modern Café

Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Sahası Antrepo No. 4, Karaköy, Istanbul, 34433, Turkey
Telephone: 0212 292 26 12

- Mid-range

4.5

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

Like Müzedechanga at the [node:172729], the [node:172710]’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
4.4
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Service
4.2
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Food and drink
4.4
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
4.3
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Art

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