Nar RestaurantNurosmaniye Caddesi, No:41
Phone: (+90 0212) 522 28 00
Fax: (+90 0212) 522 23 80
NAR Restaurant is based on the principle of adapting the traditional cooking methods and foodways of Ottoman and Turkish cuisine that evolved in this country over many centuries, to our modern values and lifestyle. Our foremost aim is to preserve a shared heritage that is beginning to disappear for the benefit of present and future generations. NAR Restaurant offers a menu of dishes representing traditional and historical Turkish cuisine, ranging from palace dishes to regional specialities. Since the Turks appeared on the stage of history they have created cultural syntheses that have left their mark on all the regions where they have lived, and the Turkish contribution to cuisine has been wide ranging. In cooperation with its sister organisation NAR Gourmet, which is dedicated to the production of healthy traditional foods, NAR Restaurant uses traditional ingredients from all over Turkey for a cuisine with real flavour. These include olive oil, sour juices, fruit preserves, dried vegetables, fruits, spices, vinegars and pickles prepared by traditional methods without any additives. Our cuisine makes use of a wide diversity of local foodways based on research carried out together with leading individuals and organisations by the Culinary Arts Centre, which was founded by NAR Restaurant and the Turkish Cultural Foundation. NAR Restaurant is devoted to the principle of natural, healthy eating, inspired by Turkey’s diverse provincial food cultures, which are the flavours of the future. The main objectives are researching and promoting Turkish cuisine and historical Ottoman cuisine, the recreation of forgotten historical dishes, and the presentation, promotion and tasting of traditional and ecological food products whose origins go back thousands of years.
SERVICES NAR Restaurant has an indoor seating capacity of 150 people for a la carte meals and 130 people for banquets. The front terrace can seat 40 people for banquets and the side terrace 30 people for banquets. There are three terraces, with a capacity of 70 people. The sections of the terraces facing the Covered Bazaar are mainly used for dinner receptions, while those overlooking the main road house the cafe and a la carte restaurant. The roof terrace is open during the summer months, and is a perfect venue for private receptions. In addition, there are three seminar rooms for corporate and private meetings, two seating 25 people and one seating 35 people. Since these are divided by movable partitions, the rooms can be thrown into one, creating a large room seating 80-120 people.