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TomTom Suites, Bogazkesen Cad., TomTom Kaptan Sok. 18, Tophane, Istanbul, 34425, Turkey | +212 292 4467

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$$ (Entrees $15 to $30)
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Don't let the Bosporus and Sea of Marmara view from this rooftop restaurant distract from what's on the plate at this serene venue headed by Cordon Bleu-trained chef Aylin Yazicioglu, a veteran of Michelin-starred kitchens in Europe. Two menus offer a well-paced tasting of Yazicioglu's modern dishes, which feature ingredients sourced from around Turkey: tender duck breast in sour-cherry glaze; grilled octopus with smoky eggplant puree and tomato sumac sauce. Yazicioglu trained as a pastry chef and her desserts shine: imagine a mille-feuille of airy pastry layered with nectarine, hazelnut puree, and caramelized olives served with thyme ice cream. An extensive wine list focusing on small Turkish producers hides lovely surprises.

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Don't let the Bosporus and Sea of Marmara view from this rooftop restaurant distract from what's on the plate at this serene venue headed by Cordon Bleu-trained chef Aylin Yazicioglu, a veteran of Michelin-starred kitchens in Europe. Two menus offer a well-paced tasting of Yazicioglu's modern dishes, which feature ingredients sourced from around Turkey: tender duck breast in sour-cherry glaze; grilled octopus with smoky eggplant puree and tomato sumac sauce. Yazicioglu trained as a pastry chef and her desserts shine: imagine a mille-feuille of airy pastry layered with nectarine, hazelnut puree, and caramelized olives served with thyme ice cream. An extensive wine list focusing on small Turkish producers hides lovely surprises.