Mikla

Address: Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 15, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, 34430, Turkey
Telephone: 0212 293 5656

- Expensive

4.8

One of Istanbul’s best restaurants, with a stunning view to match.

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.

Food and drink
4.8
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Service
4.8
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Food and drink
4.8
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.6
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Food and drink

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.

Recommended dishes

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.

Ambience

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.

Service

Formal and very attentive; I found the waiting staff to be quite knowledgeable.

Location

The setting on the rooftop of [node:169463] in central Beyoğlu affords stunning views.

Price advice

Main dishes range from 44 to 71 lira. A tasting menu is 210 lira with drinks, or 140 lira without.

Tables to book

Get a window seat or a table on the outside terrace (in season) to best enjoy the view.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness

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