Ara Café is located in the middle of Istiklal Street, in Beyoglu area, facing a square.
My friend and I went there 2 days in a row for lunch, as we loved the salad there so much. The restaurant is flexible enough to let us order any salad and add the sea bream, even though the combinations are not available on the menu. The salad dishes are delicious and perfect in warm weather. We also ordered fresh juice to go with the lunch.
There is an outside dining area but you would risk sitting next to someone who smokes. Inside of the café has 2 levels, atmosphere is chilled and relaxed, free WiFi. There are photographs of Ara Guler on both sides of the walls.
Ara Café is not far from SALT Beyoglu, which in my personal opinion, is the only place worth visiting on Istiklal Street .......