Feast like an Ottoman Emperor on fabulous traditional cuisine at Asitane or try cutting edge fusion delicacies at Mikla. In summer, be sure to dine alfresco on the many rooftop and terrace restaurants that offer breathtaking views of Istanbul and the glittering Bosphorus Strait. The city’s position between prominent European and Asian countries allows for cuisine inspired by international styles and ingredients.
Opened in 1993, Ulus 29 is the perfect place to view Bosphorus and the bridges of Istanbul from the restaurant’s terraces in the summer. Ulus 29 centers on gastronomic concepts with traditional cooking methods to offer regional cuisine with seasonal freshness. The restaurant makes its own dry aged meats as well as ice cream and pasta for an authentic experience. Opt for gastronomy-focused dishes, classic Turkish fare or sushi. A wine list of roughly 4,500 bottles includes labels Enjoy cocktails at the Teras Bar, or choose a lively evening at the Ulus Club 29 to dance along to international DJs on the weekends.