The 5.Kat restaurant in Istanbul sees both sides of Istanbul, Bosphorus and the Topkapi Palace.
Spreading its wings all the way from the modern bosphorus Bridge to historic Sultanahmet, the sweeping view from the Fifth Floor’s terrace is one of the most breathtaking in the city…
With its bright colours, velvet furnishings and an eye-catching floor piece of a nude young Norma Jean Baker, 5.Kat boasts one of the city’s most striking interiors.
As its name implies (kat means floor), it occupies the 5th floor of a back-street building in Cihangir. A giant neon angel shines at street level, and a rooftop terrace lit with red lanterns opens during the summer.
The menu is a culinary jack-of-all-trades (Turkish, French, Italian, Oriental); everything is acceptable, although nothing stands out. 5.Kat’s actress proprietor, Yasemin Alkaya, keeps a close watch, even after hours when the dance music is cranked up and a clubby atmosphere takes over. There are occasional live events and regular singles nights.
The restaurant has now a 6th Floor! For people who want to say; “I looked at you yesterday from the hill”.
5.Kat (5th floor)
Soğancı Sokak No: 7 Kat 5
T: 0212 293 37 74
More info www.5kat.com