We might not have Michelin starred restaurants in Istanbul or Turkey but it does not mean you can not find any restaurant ensures the same quality. For a luxury dinner, I can honestly suggest you to choose one of the 2 restaurants in Istanbul defenitely deserves Michelin Star.
Mikla Restaurant opened in 2005 by amazing Turkish-Swedish chef Mehmet Gurs. Located on the rooftop of the Marmara Pera Hotel. Pera is popular district in Istanbul close to 24h alive Taksim.
Mehmet Gurs is an amazing chef who travels across to Anatolia to find the perfect ingredients to revive the traditional recipies in his way. He calls it “New Anatolian Kitchen”.
“The New Anatolian Kitchen has no boundaries; it is a way of perceiving food, it is a philosophy that can and should be interpreted in many ways,” he writes.
What I lke about him is; his vision. He does not limit his kithen with spesific recipies. He searches new flavors in villages, scandinavian cusine, ottoman kitchen, not only palace kitchen he is also interested in what traditionally was cooked in the houses in Ottoman time.
Mikla was choosen in the list of “Best 100 Restaurants in The World“. I can say he and his restaurant deserves Michelin Star.
At Mikla while you are enjoying stunning view they will bring you 2 diffirent menus. One is taste menu and the other is a la carte menu. They use high quality ingredients for all dishes.
Mikla is one of the best restaurant in istanbul that offers you high-end service and taste combined with adorable view of Istanbul.
Changa Restaurant opened in 1999, located in Cihangir area close to Taksim spread through 4 floors of a 103 years old distinguished Art Nouveau townhouse. Changa offers a private dining room on the top floor hosts minimum 12 maximum 30 people for special occasions.
The consultant reknowed Kiwi chef Peter Gordon produces amazing dishes. Changa presents Turkish cusine in modern style with fushion technique. Fusion food is cooking without borders, combines two or more ingredients from different culinary traditions to create a new single dish that compliments the individual flavors and ingredients. That is what I like most about Changa. With fushion method they create unique tastes in their way.
Changa was choosen as one of the “World`s 50 Best Restaurants” by Restaurant Magazine that I think also deserves Michelin star. Design and style of Changa is also as good as its tastes. The handpainted room walls in early 1900`s and ceilings have been left untouched as they were which makes you feel even more special.