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Asitane

02125348414  •  $$
ADDRESS: Kariye Camii Sokak 16, Istanbul, Turkey 34240

CUISINE: Turkish, Late-Night Dining, Hotel Restaurant

FEATURES: Patio Seating, Vegetarian Friendly

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"Asitane Restaurant is located in Edirnekapi, considered by many to be one of the most important areas of historical Istanbul. The restaurant lies in the shadow of the mighty Chora Church which is famous for its mosaics and is one of the most important and well kept buildings of the Byzantine era. Located high up in the foot hills overlooking the Golden Horn, Asitane opened its doors in 1991, together with the Kariye Hotel, now a restored 19th century traditional Ottoman mansion. The restaurant, whose dishes reflect the eclectic nature of the Turco-Ottoman neighbourhood, was named Asitane which not only means "Head Gate" in Farsi but was also one of the many names given to Istanbul throughout the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Thus it was decided that the restaurant should specialize in fine Ottoman court cuisine."

 

Serving lunch, dinner and late-night daily.

 

" ... The chef of Asitane has succeeded in re-creating 200 palace recipes plus about 200 original Ottoman-style recipes."

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From the restaurant's website:

"Asitane Restaurant is located in Edirnekapi, considered by many to be one of the most important areas of historical Istanbul. The restaurant lies in the shadow of the mighty Chora Church which is famous for its mosaics and is one of the most important and well kept buildings of the Byzantine era. Located high up in the foot hills overlooking the Golden Horn, Asitane opened its doors in 1991, together with the Kariye Hotel, now a restored 19th century traditional Ottoman mansion. The restaurant, whose dishes reflect the eclectic nature of the Turco-Ottoman neighbourhood, was named Asitane which not only means "Head Gate" in Farsi but was also one of the many names given to Istanbul throughout the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Thus it was decided that the restaurant should specialize in fine Ottoman court cuisine."

 

Serving lunch, dinner and late-night daily.

 

" ... The chef of Asitane has succeeded in re-creating 200 palace recipes plus about 200 original Ottoman-style recipes."

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