Boğaziçi Borsa Restaurant
Time Out says
Boğaziçi Borsa, located in Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center’s best spot overlooking Bosphorus, offers flavors from Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine since 1996.
The highlights of the menu are meat stuffed grape leaves, ‘su böreği’, lamb ‘tandır’, ‘keşkek’ (a dish made of pounded meat and wheat), smashed aubergine and chocolate souffle. The special is the Borsa Steak. ‘Sultan Tepsisi’ (Sultan’s Tray), served for two, has kebap and meat selects from Anatolia. In Boğaziçi Borsa, even the plate decorations will whet your appetite. We should also mention the attentive service and the food presentation here. To establish this level of success, the whole kitchen and service staff was trained by famous chefs invited from New York. Consequently, Classical Turkish Cuisine was given Western presentation while the original tastes were kept.
The venue decorated by architect Nazlı Gönensay is ultimately chic and modern. There is a collection of paintings by famous artists on the walls. Head of Board of Directors of Borsa Restaurants Rasim Özkanca is a member of ‘Chaine Des Rotisseurs’ (French Gastronomy Assosiation Rotisseurs Chain) and the owner of ‘Maitrise des Rotisseurs’ (Mastership Badge). This is another indicator of the secret behind the success of the restaurant and attention given to every detail from service to taste. The terrace holds up to 250 people (up to 40 for groups). The frequenters of the restaurant are business men, politicians, artists and foreign celebrities. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner. On busy days, the service continues non stop. Make sure you make reservations. You can use the car park of the Convention Center if you come here by your car. If you haven’t been to Boğaziçi Borsa so far, you should definitely create an opportunity to come here. This is the first place that comes to mind for those that want to take their foreign guests to taste Turkish food.