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Jul 12, 2009 04:29 AM

Istanbul Culinary Institute

Has anyone been to Enstitu, the restaurant at the Istanbul Culinary Institute? I thought it might be interesting? Is is conveniently located?

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  1. I remember seeing it when I was in Istanbul a few weeks ago, but didn't check it out. It does look interesting though.

    I think it's pretty easy to get to; it's on a street parallel to Istiklal Sk., the long shopping drag off of Taksim Square. Although, we stayed in Cihangir so it was only a 5-10 minute walk from our hotel (without having to hike up any of the crazy hills we discovered over there!)

    1. Enstitu serves breakfast and lunch, monday thru saturday. There is a seasonal menu, a daily menu and a selection of deserts from the house. It's a mixture of international and local cuisine with a special focus on zeytinyagli dishes (w/ vegetable, w/o meat, cooked in olive oil and served cool). It may be tough to find a table in a typical work day, since the place will probably be packed with people from neighbouring companies and tourists.