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“Excellent Cuisine, Very Good Service, Nice View”
Review of Mikla Restaurant

Mikla Restaurant
Ranked #59 of 14,047 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $51 - $102
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed May 27, 2014

My sister-in-law and I had a great experience and Mikla and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The restaurant was very elegant and the view amazing. The dishes were small, fresh, artful presentations full of flavor. Besides that, they've got the only bartender in Istanbul that can make a martini without instructions found on my iPhone. This was by far, the best meal we had in Istanbul! I'd go back in a heartbeat!

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We enjoyed the good value 3 course menu for 160 tkl. Both had Red Mullet starter; I had slow cooked Grouper which was in a most fantastic broth, followed by a sour cherry sweet to die for. My wife had fantastic prawn dish followed by a chocolate extravaganza!
A large wine list; not cheap but excellent choice. The chef appears to be highly committed to ensuring ingredients with good quality and traceable sourcing.
The dining room and service is a bit corporate but not surprising given its location on the top floor of a hotel!
The location gives you great views though - try to book a window table of course. But whatever table, the chef is clearly going places with a fine dining experience at very reasonable prices.

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Thank 19John66
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you are looking for an upscale place this is not the place for you. I was pretty disspointed with the fact that i choose this place to celebrate my birthday. When we came to reach the place it was in a very old low class hotel so i got a bit scared. Then i realized that the place is not as it looks in the pictures at all. It is a standard restaurant nothing fancy.
For my shock the menu was awful. So little to choose from and they either serve meat or vegetables and i dont eat meat and it was my birthday so i didn't want to eat vegetables too.
After exploring the menu for A VERY long time we decided to change the restaurant.

The only good thing i can say is the view is amazing and the waiters are polite.

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1  Thank ShereenaA
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Did you know that in the "backstage" of this restaurant, there is a food lab?! A team of chefs and gastronomes who travel around Turkey to document traditional culinary techniques and identify local varieties of raw ingredients?! There is innovation and experimentation behind the scenes which sets Mikla on a different pedestal than others.

Ask for the list of producers from whom they get their ingredients and they will be happy to share it with you!

It is here where you can experiment the concept of "revisiting the local flavour, recreating the traditional techniques". Ingredients from all over Turkey blend marvellously in your plate.
All of this thanks to the Food anthropologist who roams the country all year round!

Needless to say the food was a sensation and the service exceptional.

The menu is seasonal and changes according to the new creations.

The view from its terrace is as breathtaking as the one from Galata Tower. They only serve dinner and you'd better book a week or 2 in advance!

This is a high budget restaurant but TOTALLY worth a try! If you want to control the spending, limit your wine intake! :)

The experience is memorable and you won't regret it!

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Thank zbubeye
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

the best roof terrace experience ever ! cool vibe, cool music amazing views. Food very excellent but as with fine dining the portions were tiny so we had to eat a lot of bread and it was v expensive

Thank Nick L
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