Monday-Saturday, 6:30pm-2:00am; Sunday, closed
Mikla caused quite a splash when it opened in 2005 on the top floor of the Marmara Pera and is still making waves, due to its unique niche in the fusion market and a brilliant welding of Scandanavian and Turkish cuisine, thanks to the dual nationality of owner and head chef Mehmet Gürs.
The quality of the food is excellent, and in combination with the inspired vision of Gürs, the resulting masterpieces are enticing creations that lure clients to return for more. The prices are not modest, but the food is worth it. The menu is constantly being changed according to the whims of the celebrity chef, but always promises to be innovative. With a solid wine list and breathtaking views from a bird's eye view, Mikla is easily classified as one of Istanbul's best restaurants.
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