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Chocolate Şaşkınbakkal

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Chocolate has become a bistro/bar, closing at 02.00 and starting the day with breakfast. Sundays from 12.00-16.00 an unplugged jazz trio performance makes the experience complete.


Pizzas, sandwiches, salads, homemade pastas, bugers—for enthusiasts we recommend the hünkar beğendi burger (with pureed aubergine) and the chicken bagel burger. In particular, we also liked the osso bucco, insalata di polipo (warm octopus salad), and the chicken roti (wrapped in baklava pastry), as well as the homemade pasta with skim cheese and walnut, and the Girne pizza, topped with Turkish pepperoni, black olives, halloumi, cheery tomatoes, artichokes and arugula.


On the second floor awaits a special section for the city’s sushi-lovers. On this floor of Chocolate is the sushi restaurant Ninja, serving sushi, noodles, and tempura between 17.00-00.00. You may also choose to order from Chocolate’s menu from here.


Al Jamal, Al Jamal Cruise and Nahide Motel’s interior designer, Engin Özmen has designed Chocolate to be stylish, colourful and fun, infusing the place with a summery vibe. With its floor lighting, plaid, flower and plain pattern seats, note-book cover-like wallpapered columns, an entirely wooden-fitted section, bookcases and parrot painting, the upstairs is our favourite.


If you happen to be an enthusiastic cook or simply just curious, opposite the kitchen on the lower floor, workshops are conducted to make cookies, homemade pasta, and more.



Address: Kazım Özalp Sokak Yalman Center A Blok, Şaşkınbakkal

Opening hours: Daily 08.00-02.00.
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