Food and drink
The fresh, healthy menu changes from day to day, offering dishes such as sumac-spiced chicken, poached palamut (bonito), meatballs in sour sauce, or oven-baked pasta, along with a revolving repertorie of çıtır – paper-thin wood-oven pizzas topped with the likes of smoked salmon, rocket, and capers, or squash, pepper, onions, and cheese. There is no alcohol but try the selection of teas or a freshly squeezed lemonade.
The cosy interior is simple but spotless, with big mirrors, a chalkboard listing the specials of the day, a shelf of food books to browse, and bouquets of fresh flowers providing the main décor. Your table neighbours will probably be upscale Turks chatting or doing business over lunch.
The friendly staff are knowledgeable and passionate about the restaurant’s Slow Food-influenced philosophy.
In the heart of Nışantaşı, a trendy shopping and business district. There’s a Kantin shop downstairs selling sauces, ingredients, desserts, and prepared meals to go.
Main courses range from 12 lira to 22.50 lira.
Tables to book
Weather permitting, grab a table out back in the shady garden.
- Business travellers