Asitane Restaurant - Eating in Istanbul - LikeALocal Guide

Why locals love it?

Asitane serves delicious Ottoman cuisine. They use original recipes and cooking methods so guests can taste truly authentic dishes that locals were enjoying 500 years ago. Understandably, a few of the recipes have been slightly altered as some of the ingredients are no longer available.

Why you should visit it

Turkish cuisine is celebrated the world over for its variety and use of natural ingredients. A meal at Asitane is like taking a trip back in time. You’ll learn a lot about Ottoman cuisine and food culture.

Special tip

Their seasonal menus are based on recipes sourced from the archives of old Ottoman palaces.

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must try Gerdaniyye: Lamb chuck slowly braised with aromatic vegetables and herbs, blended with lamb brains, served with sour black plum extract Cabbage Rolls with Chestnuts: Cabbage leaves rolled with a blend of rice, onions, spices, chestnuts cooked in olive oil Stuffed Melon: Cored melon stuffed with a blend of minced meat, rice, herbs, almonds, currants and baked in the oven Mackarel “Dolma”: readed and fried whole mackarel stuffed with currants, pine nuts, and herbs
Nil local April 29, 2016
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