Mikla is an urban, sleek and stylish restaurant located on the rooftop floor of the fashionable “The Marmara Pera” hotel.
The restaurant is funky retro with chrome 70’s and 50’s furniture and a stunning wooden rail-sleepers bar.” The magical views over the city stretch to the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace where you almost travel back through time to the heart of the Old Istanbul.
Mikla opened in October 2005. The initial idea was to create a refined but contemporary “Istanbullu” Restaurant.
Both the menu and the general feel of the restaurant reflect the Turkish-Scandinavian background of Mehmet Gürs, the Chef-Owner who pioneered the contemporary restaurant scene in Istanbul when he moved here in 1996. With its outstanding food, breathtaking view, proper service and inspiring music, Mikla was instantly voted best restaurant in Istanbul and continues to enjoy raving local and international reviews.
At this unique venue, sharply different Turkish and Scandinavian ways of cooking masterfully merge and work their wonders in harmonious ways.
Ingredients from Istanbul and throughout Turkey are carefully sourced and selected, “mostly humble”, not necessarily fancy, but they are interpreted with the utmost respect. At the core of each search lies an understanding of the land, its traditions, and its people.
Located at the top of the Marmara Pera, the roof terrace bar is slightly surreal, in the midst of jasmine scents accompanied by the chilling breeze of Galata, you feel like anything is possible in this city. “With white soft furnishings under chic minimalism, an outdoor pool, a cool DJ spinning mellow tunes, breathtaking views shimmering in the setting sun where old mosques glow like gold crowns, the bar promises to leave any new guest in awe.” Generously prepared martinis are highly demanded.
The Marmara Pera
Meşrutiyet Caddesi 15, 34430, Beyoglu, İstanbul
phone: +90 (212) 293 5656